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  • Ferguson is invoked in campaign literature in several states

    WASHINGTON Democrats and civil rights groups are trying to raise turnout among African-American voters around the country Tuesday by invoking a familiar and painful image: Ferguson, Mo. The civil rights group ColorofChange.org said Monday it has...
  • Seeking An Edge, Foley Courts Latino Vote

    Seeking An Edge, Foley Courts Latino Vote
    Three days before Election Day, Republican gubernatorial nominee Tom Foley courted Latino voters at a rally with former Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuno – marking an effort by the challenger candidate to pick off votes from a community that...
  • How are church groups handling same-sex marriage?

    How are church groups handling same-sex marriage?
    NEWPORT NEWS — Now that same-sex marriage is legal in Virginia — stemming from the U.S. Supreme Court's decision last week not to take up the matter — questions arise for gay and lesbian couples considering tying the knot. Can we get...
  • Legacy Walk honors LGBT 'guardian angels'

     Legacy Walk honors LGBT 'guardian angels'
    Several dozen community members spent National Coming Out Day in Boystown honoring LGBT's "guardian angels" during a public dedication Saturday afternoon. The Legacy Walk, a collection of bronze plaques affixed to rainbow pylons on a half-mile stretch...
  • Can the California GOP craft a winning campaign strategy?

    As California's Republican Party contemplates its way out of the political wilderness, most of the public debate has focused on questions of ideology: Can social conservatives stomach moderation on issues such as abortion or gay marriage in exchange for...
  • Enough with the catcalls, Chicago women say

    Enough with the catcalls, Chicago women say
    "Keep running, baby." Danielle Sullivan, 19, a student at Loyola University Chicago, was sick of hearing comments like that one around her Rogers Park home, particularly when she went out jogging in the mornings. The comments, she said, typically came...
  • Idaho, N.C. become latest states to allow gay marriage

    Idaho, N.C. become latest states to allow gay marriage
    A county clerk in Idaho began issuing the state's first marriage licenses to gay couples on Friday after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted a temporary hold it imposed days earlier, capping a week of victories for supporters of same-sex matrimony in America....
  • Thousands march in St. Louis to protest police violence

    Thousands march in St. Louis to protest police violence
    Thousands of protesters condemning police violence marched through St. Louis on Saturday, during a weekend of demonstrations organized after the fatal shooting in August of an unarmed black teenager by a white officer in the suburb of Ferguson. After...
  • EEOC weighs in on Mascotte mess, and it isn't pretty

    EEOC weighs in on Mascotte mess, and it isn't pretty
    An accountant in the utility department for the city of Mascotte is pulling off a miracle: She continues to work even though the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled Oct. 2 there is "reasonable cause" to believe the city manager discriminated...
  • Newport News leaders looking to expand Hispanic outreach to other groups

    After a years-long effort reaching out to Newport News' Spanish speakers, city and community leaders are now trying to speak the language of non-English speakers. Those efforts are being led by the Newport News Hispanic Advisory Committee, which...
  • Fanboys of all stripes celebrate geekdom at Bent-Con

    Fanboys of all stripes celebrate geekdom at Bent-Con
    ”Sure, I’ve been a geek and a nerd since I was a little kid,” admits Jody Wheeler, vice-president of Bent-Con, the upcoming convention celebrating the wide cross-sections where LGBTQ and fanboy culture meet. “I had all the Star...