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  • Building wind power superhighways

    Building wind power superhighways
    The wind is so strong in Iowa and Kansas that more wind farms there could power the country's largest cities if only there was a way to move that electricity to where most people live. Enter Michael Skelly, a Houston businessman who envisions building...
  • Division of labor in caring for Ebola patients

    To the editor: As Peace Corps volunteers years ago, we were trained to work with host country nationals in carrying out any project the communities felt they needed. This basic principle can be applied to fighting the Ebola epidemic in West African...
  • Susan Spano talks about great trips, wild dogs and her new book

    Susan Spano talks about great trips, wild dogs and her new book
    Susan Spano’s name might ring a bell. It appeared in the pages of the Los Angeles Times 941 times from 1998 through 2009, when Spano served as a staff travel writer and columnist. Before that, she wrote the Frugal Traveler column for the New York...
  • Julie Westfall to lead L.A. Times' new online desk

    Julie Westfall to lead L.A. Times' new online desk
    The Times has hired an editor to lead a newly created desk that will focus on online news coverage. Julie Westfall will be the first editor of the "RealTime news desk." Deputy Managing Editor Megan Garvey announced the hire in this memo to the...
  • How a lot of money helped vault Pennsylvania primary candidate to top

    How a lot of money helped vault Pennsylvania primary candidate to top
    There are a host of primaries on Tuesday in states across the country, but for one that shows just how effective money can be in politics, look no further than Pennsylvania. Four Democrats are competing to run against Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, widely...
  • A looming crisis in caregiving [Commentary]

    My stay-at-home mom cared for her father for nearly two years until his increasing dementia and the demands of a young family became too much for her. Fortunately, there was a plain, clean, affordable facility staffed by kind souls nearby. My turn at...
  • Extremist Islam is scared of little girls

    There was a method to this madness. Meaning that night more than three weeks ago when a caravan of trucks and buses descended on a boarding school in rural Nigeria and more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted from their beds. As is often the case with...
  • World Health Organization launching $100 million plan to combat Ebola

    World Health Organization launching $100 million plan to combat Ebola
    The World Health Organization is launching a $100 million response plan to combat an "unprecendented" outbreak of Ebola in West Africa that has killed 729 people out of 1,323 infected since February, the agency said on Thursday. WHO Director-General ...
  • U.S. embassies in West Africa to stay open despite Ebola warning

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta on Thursday warned Americans to avoid nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone because of the deadly Ebola outbreak ravaging the West African nations. But American embassies in those countries...
  • Thomas Luche: He spent career making life better across the globe

    Thomas Luche: He spent career making life better across the globe
    MOUNT DORA — Making life better for people in developing countries was at the core of Thomas Luche's lengthy career as a diplomatic official. Luche's career with the U.S. Agency for International Development led him to far-flung locales...
  • Volunteers get down and dirty for monthly Riverwalk cleanup

    Volunteers get down and dirty for monthly Riverwalk cleanup
    Barbara Harm, 65, crouched above a small patch of weeds along the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk Saturday morning. She didn’t need the weed uprooter — her hands were enough. She smiled as she tossed dirt, clumped around weeds, into a bag. “...