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  • An income cap might not be so crazy

    An income cap might not be so crazy
    Concern about rising wealth and income inequality has generated all kinds of solutions, often focused on improving the lot of the people at the bottom with measures such as minimum wages. But instead of putting a floor on what people get, why not put a...
  • Obama's breezy words for post-9/11 torture

    "...but we tortured some folks." -- President Barack Obama, Aug.1, 2014 OK, in the first place: "tortured some folks?" Really? Was there not something annoyingly breezy in the president's phrasing last week as he acknowledged the abuse of suspected...
  • Batavia stays firm on video gambling ban

    Batavia stays firm on video gambling ban
    A Batavia committee recommended that the city uphold its ban on video gambling Tuesday after a handful of community members voiced opposition to a proposed ordinance that would allow some businesses and fraternal groups to set up terminals on their...
  • Meet Paro, a robot designed to help the elderly

    CUPERTINO, Calif. The elderly woman cooed softly and stroked the soft white fur of the creature in her lap, while it raised its head, batted its dark eyes and made a friendly mewing sound in return. "He's very nice," said 85-year-old Theresa McDaniel....
  • Lobbyist watch: Platt, others come to CSC's aid [UPDATED]

    Lobbyist watch: Platt, others come to CSC's aid [UPDATED]
    [UPDATED with response from George Platt] The county ethics code put a damper on elected officials asking -- and coercing -- people to help out their pet charities and causes. But lobbyists can still do it, winning points with elected officials....
  • Laws, loopholes can test private, public ties

    WASHINGTON Lawmakers have families, too, and when issues come before them that affect those families, they're often conflicted. Just ask Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., who opposes corporate tax inversions even as Mylan, the pharmaceutical company where his...
  • Civility costs you nothing

    Does treating someone badly warrant a lack of civility in return? A reader from Ontario, Canada, and her spouse were going through a rough patch with her teenage daughter. The problem was nothing extraordinary, but simply the type of behavior many...
  • Gang code of silence compounds a family's heartbreak

    Gang code of silence compounds a family's heartbreak
    I spent Sunday night at a candlelight vigil, held to mark the anniversary of a young man's shooting death and nudge anyone who knows anything to come forward. I heard a grieving mother beg the crowd for tips that might help police and watched burly high...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Girls Grab The Torch To Change The World At The Ethel Walker School

    As part of its commitment to supporting the development of young female leaders who serve their communities, The Ethel Walker School hosted the Grab the Torch Summer Institute from July 19-26. Eighteen girls ages 14 to 18, including three Walker's...
  • Community & Clubs: Decades of Exchange Club service

    Having roots in the first Exchange Club, founded in 1911 in Detroit, today's Exchange Club of Newport Harbor is the oldest surviving service club in Newport Beach. This dedicated and honorable group of members holds onto the timeless morals, values...
  • 'Kitten season' is a real killer

    Recently, two teenage boys were hanging out by a creek in Clendenin, W.Va., when they saw a man pull off the road and toss two bags into the water. The boys were close enough to hear squeaking sounds coming from the bags, so one of the teens immediately...