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  • Deerfield mayor violated state, county and city ethics laws, report says

    Deerfield mayor violated state, county and city ethics laws, report says
    Mayor Jean Robb has misused her position at least five times, according to a preliminary report from the Broward County Office of the Inspector General. Among the actions that the inspector general found problematic are Robb's making the city parks...
  • Conflict-of-interest charges fly in North Carolina Senate contest

    RALEIGH, N.C. With a month to go in the hotly contested North Carolina Senate race, the candidates traded dueling allegations Monday over supposed conflicts of interest and who benefited from a federal economic program. North Carolina Republicans filed a...
  • The GOP's mug shot primary

    The GOP's mug shot primary
    Why is the lineup of prospective GOP presidential candidates beginning to look like, well, a lineup? Chris Christie went to campaign last week for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, putting the New Jersey governor in the company of a man who is in almost as...
  • Piracy Endangers TV Renewals and Jobs, Says 'Killing' Writer (Guest Column)

    In a recent New York Times article, Hana Beshara, founder of NinjaVideo, the now defunct illegal online streaming site for TV and movies, says she is unrepentant for creating a site that chose to use other people's intellectual property to make half a...
  • Liberals storm California's bedrooms

    I have a slightly different take on California's recent decision to regulate college sex. Don't get me wrong, it's beyond idiotic, unworkable, even borderline Orwellian. We'll get to all that. But I also think it's incredibly useful. You see, for...
  • Fired E.O. Smith Soccer Coach Faces Obscenity, Morals Charges

     Fired E.O. Smith Soccer Coach Faces Obscenity, Morals Charges
    MANSFIELD — The girls soccer coach at E.O. Smith High School has been fired and faces a variety of charges after he allegedly distributed an inappropriate sexual video that was viewed by juveniles, police said. Jeffrey M. Sirois, 57, of Lebanon,...
  • OIG says Deerfield Beach Mayor Robb misused her position five times

    OIG says Deerfield Beach Mayor Robb misused her position five times
    There’s finally a development in the Broward County Office of the Inspector General investigation into Deerfield Beach Mayor Jean Robb. The office sent out a preliminary report to Robb and the city of Deerfield Beach on Thursday. It points out...
  • Where does Jerry Brown stand on ethics reforms?

    One thumb up for Gov. Jerry Brown. And the other thumb down. The governor signed a bill inserting a smidgen of sense in California's oft-abused ballot initiative system. Excellent. But he vetoed legislation imposing sensible ethics rules on Capitol...
  • Do what's right: Vote no on term limits, nonpartisan races

    During the past several months, the Orange County Board of County Commissioners has discussed the merits and adopted an ordinance that would propose an amendment to the County Charter creating term limits and nonpartisan elections for county...
  • Orioles front office relies on old-school scouts and cutting-edge statistics

    Orioles front office relies on old-school scouts and cutting-edge statistics
    When Orioles catcher Matt Wieters went down for the season with an elbow injury in May, baseball savants were ready to throw dirt on the team's chances. The three-time All-Star not only played a key position, he was a crucial part of the team leadership....
  • When interests overlap for Durbin, lobbyist wife

    When interests overlap for Durbin, lobbyist wife
    Sen. Dick Durbin has long said that he and his wife, Loretta, an Illinois lobbyist, take pains to separate their work and avoid conflicts of interest. But a Tribune investigation has found instances in which Loretta Durbin's clients have received...