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  • Less for the state pen, more for Penn State

    Less for the state pen, more for Penn State
    A few years ago, I asked the president of Pennsylvania State University what he saw as his number one leadership challenge. He replied, "It's like Groundhog Day: every year I go to the state capital and ask them to stop sending so much money to the...
  • Schools suing Pa. Department of Education over funding

    Saying Pennsylvania's new academic standards have given them legal might, six school districts and seven parents are suing the state Department of Education and state officials over what they claim is an "irrational school-funding system." The schools,...
  • 60 people fall ill with norovirus at Bay Area luxury hotel

    60 people fall ill with norovirus at Bay Area luxury hotel
    Public health officials say 60 people who fell ill after staying at a Bay Area luxury hotel two weeks ago contracted the norovirus -- a highly contagious virus that can lead to stomach pain, nausea and diarrhea. San Mateo County health officials...
  • City Hall ceremony marks 30th anniversary of Sikh genocide

    Norwich community leaders joined with members of the local and statewide Sikh community Nov. 22 for a solemn memorial service at City Hall, remembering the thousands of innocent victims of the 1984 Sikh genocide in India. The event featured speeches,...
  • Three Ferguson protests planned for Tuesday in Baltimore

    Three Ferguson protests planned for Tuesday in Baltimore
    As angry crowds took to the streets in Ferguson, Mo., and around the country Monday night to protest the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who killed an unarmed black teenager, Baltimore was quiet — though several rallies were...
  • Fort Lauderdale commission appointment challenged in court

    Fort Lauderdale commission appointment challenged in court
    A pair of Fort Lauderdale residents are challenging the appointment of Robert L. McKinzie Jr. to the City Commission, saying he does not live in the city. Commissioners voted 3-2 on Tuesday to have McKinzie replace former Commissioner Bobby DuBose, who...
  • Closing the achievement gap would bolster U.S. economy

    Closing the achievement gap would bolster U.S. economy
    As an American, I am proud that our country leads the world in innovation and job creation. I am also aware that our success is leveraged on decisions we made more than a half century ago to invest in high-quality public education for all our children....
  • Baltimore residents demand tougher laws on police officers at hearing

    Baltimore residents demand tougher laws on police officers at hearing
    With the next General Assembly starting in January, more than 100 community members demanded Saturday that state lawmakers toughen laws holding police officers more accountable for misconduct. During a public hearing on Saturday at the University of...
  • Leaders praise Marion Barry, flawed and flamboyant Washington mayor, dead at 78

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama and other political leaders on Sunday mourned Marion Barry, Washington's flamboyant and flawed former four-term mayor whose political career survived a highly publicized 1990 drug arrest after he was caught on videotape...
  • Lawyers descend on Ferguson ahead of grand jury decision

    Hundreds of civil rights lawyers from across America are descending on Ferguson, Missouri as police and protesters prepare for a grand jury decision on whether to charge the officer who killed an unarmed black teenager in August. The attorneys are...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'The To Do List'

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'The To Do List'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 16 - 22, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES Hell on Wheels Recently renewed for a...