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  • Compton council shelves plans to create new city police department

     
    Budget realities forced the Compton City Council on Tuesday to kill the idea of reconstituting the city's own police department....
  • Orlando Magic and NBA News: Thursday, April 14

     
    With the regular season finally over it's now time for “the real season,” as Dwight Howard said in front of the 19,000 friends at Amway Center on Wednesday night. We get into the Magic's playoff series against the Hawks, some final awards talk...
  • Jim Crow Tactics Return to Florida

     
    Our election system was working too smoothly. Now legislative leaders are working overtime to gum up the works. Despite Florida's well-executed 2008 and 2010 general elections, the legislature is reverting to Jim Crow-style tactics of disenfranchising...
  • Birthers: Arizona hopes to slice down the presidential field [UPDATED]

     
    Arizona struck a major blow Thursday for Constitution lovers everywhere by making it nearly impossible for uncircumcised atheist Hawaiians born outside a hospital to run for president. The Arizona Republic reports: The Arizona Legislature has become the...
  • Webliography: J.C. Brizard

     
    UPDATED FRIDAY An archive of stories/analysis about Jean-Claude Brizard, Chicago mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel's choice to run the Chicago Public Schools. To those who are concerned that this set of links is too skewed toward negative and hostile coverage of...
  • From the Stacks – 'Dancing Bear' (1968)

     
    Out of curiosity, I picked up Gladwin Hill’s “Dancing Bear” at the Southern California Library’s book sale. I never met Hill (d. 1992), the New York Times bureau chief in Los Angeles, but I had heard about him at luncheon......
  • Florida amendments 2012: State-church funding just the start

     
    Here's how you know another presidential election is approaching in Florida: the Republican-dominated Legislature starts loading up the ballot with constitutional amendments on hot-button issues to bring out the conservative base. Case in point: The...
  • Judge denies rehearing of Ocean Strand ballot initiative order

     
    Boca Raton and the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Parks District have been dealt another blow in their efforts to quash a ballot initiative that would ban private development on public lands near the beach. Circuit Judge Lucy Chernow Brown......
  • Browning, Gaetz, cut an early-voting deal

     
    TALLAHASSEE –┬áSenate leaders┬áplan to amend a controversial elections bill to shrink Florida’s 14-day window for early voting to eight days but allow most counties the option of keeping the polls open longer hours. Early voting locations...
  • Cannon’s court reform under fire in Senate

     
    TALLAHASSEE — An issue single-handedly thrust on the legislative agenda by House Speaker Dean Cannon — radically re-aligning the Florida Supreme Court — is provoking a fierce lobbying effort in the Senate and threatening to bog down work...
  • Missouri governor signs compromise on voter-approved Prop. B, 'Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act'

     
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri officials pushed through new regulations for the state's dog breeders in a flurry of legislative activity Wednesday that started with Gov. Jay Nixon signing one bill repealing sections of a voter-approved dog-...