| Jan 19, 2014
| 10:54 PM
The new year is shaping up to be one of the marijuana movement's strongest ever.
The first legal pot storefronts in America opened to long lines in Colorado 20 days ago. Washington state is poised to issue licenses for producing, processing and...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 12:16 PM
The news from Albany this past week was unsettling, to say the least.
New York State's rascally environmentalists previously managed to get a moratorium on the hydraulic fracturing gas drilling process (usually called fracking) until an environmental...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 9:53 AM
In a huge coup for the New York-based production community, on Wednesday Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Disney, Marvel and Netflix announced that the upcoming "Flawed Heroes of Hell's Kitchen" series for Netflix will be filmed principally in New York state. The...
| Jan 21, 2014
On paper, "liberal intolerance" is something of an oxymoron, like "jumbo shrimp," "loyal opposition" or "conspicuous absence." But what makes oxymorons funny is that they are real things. There are jumbo shrimp. Absences can be conspicuous, opponents...
| Sep 25, 2013
So, will Hillary Rodham Clinton run for president?
In an interview with New York Magazine published this week, the former secretary of State acknowledged that she's wrestling with the idea but still needs time "to weigh what the factors are" before...
| 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...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 3:38 PM
In the middle of a brutal winter, states throughout the country are grappling with a new crisis, a shortage of rock salt to melt ice on roadways. Here's a look at what's being done to combat limited supplies.
What's the big deal about salt?
| Feb 5, 2014
| 11:13 AM
NEW YORK -- Roads were closed, transit was thrown into turmoil, a store awning collapsed and thousands of people were without power Wednesday as the second storm this week dumped heavy snow across the Northeast and left streets coated with ice.
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:30 AM
OXON HILL, Md. -- The first "people" I recognized on arriving at last week's Conservative Political Action Committee gathering just outside Washington were two "stormtroopers" and a Wookiee from the 1977 film "Star Wars."
Some of the speeches also...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 8:28 PM
SEDALIA, Mo. — The dirty rocks of salt are packed into a storage shed on a snowy lot, where a nearby bulldozer, its engine on, stands at the ready. Pettis County Commissioner Brent Hampy trudges across the frozen ground to assess the stockpiles...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Three community groups sued Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday, demanding he restore more than $350 million in mortgage settlement funds that were used to plug state budget holes two years ago.
The money — from California's slice of the $25 billion...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 7:27 PM
El proyecto de ley que hubiera permitido a los estudiantes indocumentados tener acceso a ayudas económicas en las universidades públicas de Nueva York fue rechazado hoy por el Senado del estado con 30 votos en contra y 29 a favor.
La norma requería...