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  • How unfair was Whittier's at-large voting system?

    To the editor: The editorial states that until recently, Whittier voters elected at-large City Council members rather than ones representing individual districts, and that this arrangement resulted in the Latino population being underrepresented. ("...
  • Women's Work Is Not Free Or Cut Rate

    Women's Work Is Not Free Or Cut Rate
    Here's something women need to stop doing to other women: We need to stop asking each other to lower our fees, cut our rates or work for free because we're members of the same sex. Many women donate our time and expertise, offering the gift of our...
  • Man admits hate crime in West Side attack on lesbian couple

    Man admits hate crime in West Side attack on lesbian couple
    On a mild July night, Quintas Lockett was walking home from a West Side liquor store with her girlfriend when the couple were beaten by an angry mob — a hate crime prosecutors said was sparked by a man who took offense at two lesbians strolling by....
  • Houston pastors fight censorship challenge

    Houston recently passed an ordinance through its city council that has sparked quite a bit of controversy amongst conservative evangelicals. The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), a broad-sweeping, left-leaning law trumpeted by the City of Houston and...
  • Race pits Webster's experience vs. McKenna's energy

    Race pits Webster's experience vs. McKenna's energy
    U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster, with 34 years of experience as a lawmaker representing Central Florida, faces Democratic newcomer and former Navy serviceman Michael McKenna, who thinks Washington needs fresh energy, especially for military matters. Webster,...
  • Idaho pastors opposed to gay marriage sue city over law

    SALMON Idaho (Reuters) - Two pastors in Idaho, who fear they could be penalized for refusing to perform newly legal gay marriages at their private wedding chapel, have filed a lawsuit, saying an Idaho anti-discrimination law violates their right to free...
  • Jac Wilder VerSteeg: Want women in power? South Florida's the place

    Jac Wilder VerSteeg: Want women in power?  South Florida's the place
    I write in praise of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, even though I will vote against her. I write in praise of Florida Senate candidate Ellyn Bogdanoff, even though I hope incumbent Sen. Maria Sachs defeats her. A brave Muslim girl whose full name I...
  • Whittier's voting system shift is better for Latinos, but not ideal

    Whittier's voting system shift is better for Latinos, but not ideal
    Last year, the city of Whittier was sued under California's Voting Rights Act. Roughly half of the city's registered voters are Latino — yet, in its 116-year history, only one Latino has been elected to the five-member City Council. None have been...
  • Districts drawn to elect minorities may cost Democrats control of House

    RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. Black residents of this small southeast Florida town like their congressman. Rep. Alcee Hastings looks like them. He understands them. "If the person has the same race as you, I think they care about you more. They understand where...
  • Latinos, angry with Obama, may sit out midterm vote, hurting Democrats

    Latinos, angry with Obama, may sit out midterm vote, hurting Democrats
    Leaving church on a recent Sunday, Jose Trujillo paused to consider the upcoming midterm election and two of the hottest Senate and gubernatorial races in the country, blazing away right here in Georgia. Trujillo hasn't paid much attention to either...
  • League of Women Voters of Illinois offers ballot recommendations

    Illinois voters will be asked to make some important decisions on the Nov. 4 ballot, in addition to selecting candidates. The League of Women Voters of Illinois offers recommendations for three of the questions on the ballot. After extensive study,...