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  • O'Malley's legacy

    By the time Gov.-elect Larry Hogan takes office on Wednesday, many words will have been written about the legacy of his predecessor, Gov. Martin O'Malley. Most of those words, as it turns out, will have been written by Mr. O'Malley himself. During the...
  • Reader feedback Jan. 21: Gun control debated at Capitol, bill targeting payday loans thwarted, minimum wage increase bill dismissed

    Gun-control bills struggleto gain traction at Capitol Activists on both sides of the nation's gun debate lobbied a divided state government Monday, with Gov. Terry McAuliffe calling for gun control measures and the General Assembly's Republican...
  • Cooperate, for safety

    Sometime this year, if the statistical projections prove accurate, firearm deaths will surpass automobile accidents as the leading killer of Americans younger than 25. That strikes us as an astounding shift, one owed as much to safer cars and changing...
  • The complexities of keeping judicial candidates appearing impartial

    On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will be asked to overturn a modest rule designed to minimize the reality and appearance of corruption in judicial elections, which increasingly are attracting the sort of special-interest money that gravitates to elections...
  • As lawsuits mount, Allentown pushes to repeal gun law

    As lawsuits mount, Allentown pushes to repeal gun law
    In the wake of lawsuits filed against several Pennsylvania cities, Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski is moving forward with plans to repeal a city gun law in hopes of avoiding a similar battle. The repeal, being introduced to Allentown City Council this...
  • A Pennsylvania first: Voters will pick three for Supreme Court

    For the first time in 311 years, Pennsylvania has three simultaneous vacancies on its high court. The three vacancies in 1704 on what was then called the Provincial Appellate Court were not filled by the people. They were filled by appointments approved...
  • Nekritz still has faith in pension reform

    State Rep. Elaine Nekritz, D-Northbrook, who led the fight to pass pension reform in the legislature, told me that she believes the Illinois Supreme Court will ultimately rule that law is constitutional. The measure was passed in a desperate attempt to...
  • Allentown repeals gun law in fear of lawsuits

    Allentown repeals gun law in fear of lawsuits
    Bowing to pressure from pro-gun groups, Allentown Council repealed several sections of the city's gun ordinance Wednesday in hopes of avoiding a lawsuit. The vote, which was unanimous, came in the aftermath of several lawsuits filed against cities...
  • Texas gun-rights leader says failure to pass open carry law 'punishable by death'

    DALLAS Texas gun-rights advocate Kory Watkins, leader of Open Carry Tarrant County, recently posted a chilling video to his Facebook page that appears to level threats at Texas state lawmakers. The video was quickly taken down from Facebook but was...
  • Feb. 4 Letters: Gloucester jail, youth violence

    Share resources After reading the article concerning overcrowding at the Gloucester jail, I thought about the fact that Newport News City Farm has some unused beds. The criteria for accepting inmates at the City Farm was changed due to an incident...
  • In Illinois, concealed carry of guns has quiet first year; expansion sought

    In Illinois, concealed carry of guns has quiet first year; expansion sought
    Keith Hearn was getting out of his car in front of his home in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood when, as he tells it, police pulled up and told him he had committed a minor traffic offense. Hearn, 34, has a concealed-carry license and said he...