| Dec 29, 2014
| 8:14 AM
Gov.-elect Larry Hogan will soon take office facing a number of daunting challenges: soaring deficits, runaway spending, excessive taxes and a business climate unfavorable to job retention and growth.
The new governor's dance card is certainly crowded....
| Dec 15, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Nearly 30 years ago, legislative aide Mike Woo shattered a barrier, becoming the first Asian American to win a seat on the Los Angeles City Council.
The milestone was hailed as a sign that Asian Americans had finally come into their own on the local...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 9:48 AM
Eighteen homicides were reported in Chicago in the last two weeks, with the Humboldt Park community area on the West Side recording three killings, the most of any Chicago community, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
A 23-year-old man...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 11:04 AM
In 2012, when Democrats held on to the White House, Republicans kept a comfortable majority of seats in the U.S. House. This was curious for only one reason: Nationally, Democrats running in House elections outpolled Republicans by more than a million...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 9:07 AM
Voters go to the polls Tuesday in a special election to fill a vacant state Senate seat in south Los Angeles County.
Three Democrats and one Republican are competing for the 35th Senate District seat vacated in October by the resignation of Sen....
| Dec 10, 2014
| 3:00 AM
America is embroiled in an immigration debate that goes far beyond President Obama's executive order on undocumented immigrants.
It goes to the heart of who "we" are. And it's roiling communities across the nation.
In early November, school...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 2:56 PM
NEW HAVEN – State officials are hoping a $4 million public investment to improve mental-health treatment for young children in New Haven's Dwight neighborhood can be duplicated in cities and underserved areas around Connecticut – resulting...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 9:07 AM
Ten homicides were reported in Chicago in the last week, with the Humboldt Park community area on the West Side recording four homicides and the Englewood community area on the South Side logging three killings, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 6:21 PM
Community members Thursday night talked about the pros and cons of ditching the city’s at-large voting system in favor of council districts, an issue the City Council will next month consider putting on the spring ballot.
The city is considering...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 8:04 PM
The streets of Ferguson, Missouri, were mostly quiet on Wednesday after two nights of racially charged unrest following a U.S. grand jury decision to clear a white policeman over the killing of an unarmed black teenager.
A couple of dozen protesters...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 7:51 AM
Jason Draper and his wife, Leonore, an anti-violence activist, were at an April fundraiser to raise awareness about gun crime when he decided to duck out early to grab some food and head home to rest. Leonore stayed behind to chat with her college...