| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Florida's school grading system, a first-in-the-nation plan in place since 1999, would get overhauled, if Gov. Rick Scott signs into law a bill, SB 1642, passed by the Florida House today. The bill, already approved by the Senate, simplifies and, in...
| May 11, 2014
| 9:51 AM
Coming this fall, NBC will add six new series that feature old favorites Debra Messing ("Will & Grace"), Kate Walsh ("Private Practice") and Katherine Heigl ("Grey's Anatomy").
But the network will save its most crucial move for February and shift...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Although most people think of oil spills in California as potential beachfront disasters, there is new anxiety in Sacramento about the surge of crude oil now coming through the state each day by train.
Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers want to avoid the...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 5:52 PM
I am compelled to get the word out regarding a Senate bill that could adversely affect private preschools in California. The bill is labeled SB 837 or Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2014. This bill is written with good intentions, but the implementation is...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 3:59 PM
Somewhere, lost in the sleaze that all so often defines what college basketball has become, are the overlooked culprits. Mom and Dad.
We in the media rant on and on about AAU coaches and summer leagues and slimeball agents (is that redundant?). We...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 1:43 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Administrators from California’s two public university systems called Wednesday for the state to provide student loans to some immigrants in the country illegally to cover expenses not met with state scholarships.
| Mar 2, 2014
ANNAPOLIS - The timer buzzed after three minutes, indicating Penni Lynne Day's allotted testimony time was over.
The Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee was discussing its 15th and final bill of the day and was well into hour six of its...
| Mar 16, 2014
Carroll County's legislators to the Maryland General Assembly have submitted more than 50 bills during the 2014 legislative session in Annapolis.
Here is a breakdown of the Carroll-centric and statewide bills the delegates and senators have filed thus...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 4:39 PM
BEIJING — In 1957, when he was nearly 50 years old, Run Run Shaw made a grand bet on his movie dreams. He bought 46 acres of hilly land in a remote part of Hong Kong — paying the British colonial government just 45 cents per square foot...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:21 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Two Florida lawmakers have filed the first of what's likely to be a series of measures looking at the state's sex offender laws.
State Rep. Katie Edwards, D-Plantation, and Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, filed legislation that would...
| Jan 24, 2014
"Early education is our No. 1 priority." That's the 2014 message from California Democrats. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg introduced the Kindergarten Readiness Act (SB 837) on Jan. 6, and Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez included an...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 6:58 AM
TALLAHASSEE – Florida may beef up penalties for poachers who harvest shark fins in state waters, but a Senate panel on Thursday gutted a broader effort to restrict the trafficking in fins for the dwindling population.
Shark meat and fin sales in...