| Sep 30, 2014
| 9:48 PM
California will have the nation's first statewide ban on disposable plastic bags under a measure signed Tuesday by Gov. Jerry Brown, who also expanded gun controls and personal privacy protections in an eclectic final flurry of bill signings for the year....
| Sep 30, 2014
| 2:33 PM
The biggest issue in this fall's election is whether the Obama administration will end when Barack Obama leaves the White House or whether it will continue on, by appointing federal judges with lifetime appointments who share President Obama's contempt...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Here's an ironclad guarantee: California's next state election will be tons more interesting than our just-concluded snoozer.
Make that the next two elections — in 2016 and 2018.
For starters, we'll be electing a new president in 2016. And...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 9:45 AM
Outsiders might be shocked to learn that Carroll County promotes itself as a tourism destination. From wineries to Civil War sights, walking tours and recreational opportunities, the county touts all sorts of things to come see and do. The official...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 3:57 PM
The national Republican tidal wave actually did come to Connecticut — it landed in the state House of Representatives.
Republicans won 10 additional seats Tuesday and now have their highest total since 1994, the year that Newt Gingrich swept to...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Few states have experienced the political volatility that Colorado has over the last two decades.
Control of the Legislature flipped back and forth. The state see-sawed in presidential contests.
The last two years, though, have been particularly...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 10:53 PM
Members of a tight-knit Native American community in Washington state were struggling Sunday to comprehend how a life-long friendship among cousins ended with one of them gunning down the other two, along with three friends, in a high school cafeteria....
| Oct 31, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Why don't I hear Republicans and Fox News talking heads blaming President Obama for the extreme reduction in the price of gasoline? Oil companies aren't going to make huge profits.
Medicare shouldn't be so confusing that it requires a 12-page guide,...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 4:21 PM
The hotly contested governor's race that attracted national attention cost more than $30 million for television commercials, consultants and other campaign expenses.
The biggest single contributor was the State of Connecticut, which paid out $13...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 2:53 PM
Background checks are a common-sense safeguard that require gun sellers to first check if a buyer is a convicted felon, domestic abuser or mentally incompetent, and therefore prohibited from purchasing firearms. By federal law, sales of all firearms by...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 11:23 AM
A new study out of Duke University found that many people treat their politics like some folks treat their health: If they don't like the likely solution, they just ignore the problem.
This, the study posits, is why far more Republicans deny climate...