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  • State Education Chief Leaving After Series Of Controversies

    State Education Chief Leaving After Series Of Controversies
    HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Monday that Stefan Pryor, his controversial state education commissioner, will leave by January and is "actively seeking new professional opportunities'' — a move that critics branded as an election-...
  • Community group plans forum for council candidates

    Mesa Verde Community Inc. is hosting a Costa Mesa City Council candidate forum Thursday evening. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Ave. The nonprofit's president, Darnell Wyrick, is the moderator. Mesa Verde...
  • Maryland sees one of nation's largest job declines in July

    Maryland sees one of nation's largest job declines in July
    Maryland's unemployment rate shot up in July when employers cut 9,000 jobs — one of the largest losses in the country, the federal government said Monday. The estimate from the U.S. Department of Labor suggests a slowdown in Maryland's economy,...
  • Rick Perry indictment: Politicians' spats don't belong in courts

    Even in the no-holds-barred world of Texas politics, the indictment of Gov. Rick Perry last week was a low blow. A grand jury in Austin, a Democratic Party hotbed, indicted Perry, a Republican with presidential aspirations, on two felony counts for...
  • Jim Jeffords dies at 80; Vermont senator who left the GOP in 2001

    Although he made his career in politics, Jim Jeffords was a modest man who disliked cameras and speeches. In May 2001, however, the three-term senator from Vermont found himself in the spotlight when he quit the Republican Party and tipped the Senate...
  • Foley And Professor Vying To Be Independent Party Nominee

    HARTFORD — The Independent Party is a deeply divided political group with no office, no money and little in the way of organizational muscle. Yet a battle is brewing for the right to run for governor on the minor party's ballot line....
  • Congressional candidate has faith in technology

    Congressional candidate has faith in technology
    MELBOURNE — In a congressional race that might otherwise be an uneventful re-election stroll for incumbent U.S. Rep. Bill Posey, R-Rockledge, Democratic nominee Gabriel Rothblatt is drawing attention for family connections that are fueling his run...
  • California lawmakers approve ethics bills in response to scandals

    California lawmakers approve ethics bills in response to scandals
    The state Assembly on Monday approved a measure that would lower the gift limit to elected officials from $440 to $200 and prohibit them from accepting free entry to professional sports and entertainment events, golf tournaments, spa treatments and...
  • Charter public schools are high-quality options

    The recent article on public support for the mayor’s education agenda confirms why one should read poll results with skepticism -- especially during election season. The poll claims that support for charter public schools is dwindling. The basis for...
  • Chan Lowe: The medical pot vote

    Chan Lowe: The medical pot vote
    By now, many Floridians know that Amendment 2 — the medical marijuana question on the ballot in November — isn’t really about whether Granny should be legally allowed to relieve her arthritis with a harmless toke now and then. It’s...
  • San Diego elected officials override mayor's minimum wage veto

    SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - The San Diego City Council on Monday overrode the mayor's veto of a bill to gradually raise the minimum wage in California's second-largest city to $11.50 an hour by January 2017, enacting a measure aimed mostly at helping low-paid...
  • Tom Harkin on steak fry invitation: 'Iowans still love Hillary'

    Accepting the invitation to headline Tom Harkin's steak fry fundraiser, Hillary Clinton made perhaps her most conspicuous move yet toward another presidential bid. But Iowa's longtime Democratic senator says he saw having both Clintons attend the event as...