| Jan 3, 2013
| 10:58 AM
The top 10 stories of 2011 included limitations on skateboarders; an arrest for alleged rapes and sexual assaults; flood recovery; Marine Life Protection Act implementation delay in Laguna; the Heisler Park renovation; the Resource Center pulling out from...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 8:18 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama could seek common ground with Republicans in the looming battle over Medicare spending by broadening the debate over entitlement reform to encompass the spiraling healthcare costs that confront a wide range of...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 9:44 PM
WASHINGTON — The poet Carl Sandburg supposedly was asked by a young playwright to attend a rehearsal. Sandburg did, but fell asleep. The playwright exclaimed, "How could you sleep when you knew I wanted your opinion?" Sandburg replied, "Sleep is an...
| May 2, 2013
| 6:11 AM
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — As Congress debates the first national immigration overhaul in decades, a state-level push advancing rights for people in the U.S. illegally has picked up momentum across the country.
Among the patchwork changes to state law...
| May 3, 2013
| 7:56 AM
The Sunday morning topics and guests:
Gay rights supporter Brendon Ayanbadejo of the Baltimore Ravens will be a guest on "Meet the Press" and "Face the Nation." He will discuss the meaning of NBA player Jason Collins' coming out.
NBC's "Meet the...
| Apr 19, 2013
There is no secret to the relentless attempts to get public funds to support religious schools. The constitutionality of the use of vouchers is being tested in state courts at the moment with the Indiana Supreme Court upholding vouchers.
| Apr 24, 2013
| 7:24 PM
Blaming the cost to implement health care reform, the state's largest health insurer has proposed eye-popping rate increases to state regulators for individuals and small businesses.
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield wants to raise rates an average of 25...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 9:17 AM
WASHINGTON -- House conservatives met Wednesday for the latest installment of their "Conversations with Conservatives" luncheon series, but they took their places on the dais without sampling the Chick-fil-A sandwiches and nuggets on offer.
| Apr 11, 2013
| 11:09 AM
The Laguna Art Museum dismissed a volunteer film curator last month after finding "financial irregularities" in her work, according to a museum official.
Sharon "Keiko" Beatie, who curated films that were showcased by the Laguna Beach Film Society,...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 3:03 PM
What say everyone go to the Boston Marathon next year, to cheer the runners on, support the city and simply make a statement about what kind of society we want to have?
That is a society that holds great outdoor celebrations that people can attend...
| May 21, 2013
| 8:43 PM
The chief drawback of a law as complex as the Affordable Care Act, the health insurance reform measure passed in 2010, is that it provides self-interested opponents a multitude of places to stick a wedge in and hammer away.
But you'd be hard-pressed...