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  • Clear choices for residents on Election Day [Letter]

    On Tuesday, Nov. 4, Carroll County residents will have a clear choice when casting their ballots for the office of Governor, state Senate and House of Delegates. One choice is to vote for Anthony Brown and the rest of his Democratic ticket, and more...
  • Yes: Amendment adds clarity, averts crisis: Front Burner

    Yes: Amendment adds clarity, averts crisis: Front Burner
    When voters go to the polls on Nov. 4, they will be asked to clarify who has the authority to appoint justices to the Florida Supreme Court when a justice's vacancy occurs on inauguration day. Currently, Florida's constitution is unclear about whether the...
  • No: Amendment creates political meddling: Front Burner

    No: Amendment creates political meddling: Front Burner
    In the past, Florida was hailed nationally as a model system for appointment of fair and impartial judges based solely on merit. It was perhaps the greatest legacy of the late Gov. Reubin Askew, who voluntarily gave up his sole authority to appoint judges...
  • Should Amendment 3 be passed?: Front Burner

    Should Amendment 3 be passed?: Front Burner
    Editor's note: Today is the first in a Front Burner series addressing the proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution on the November ballot. With all the attention on this year's proposed constitutional amendments dealing with conservation spending...
  • Regents OK raises up to 20% for UC chancellors

    Regents OK raises up to 20% for UC chancellors
    The UC regents Thursday awarded pay increases of as much as 20% to the leaders of the Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Merced and Riverside campuses and set the annual salary of the new UC Irvine chancellor, Howard Gillman, at $485,000. The regents said the...
  • State's job climate gets 2 forecasts

     State's job climate gets 2 forecasts
    The two major governor candidates sparred over jobs numbers Thursday, as Gov. Pat Quinn touted Illinois' lowest unemployment rate since he took office in 2009 while Republican challenger Bruce Rauner maintained that the Democrat still isn't doing enough...
  • Governor signs bill tripling funding for film tax-credit program

    Governor signs bill tripling funding for film tax-credit program
    David Dowell likes living in Glendale. He likes eating at local restaurants with his wife, a school teacher. He likes riding his bike to work about 5.5 miles from his home. In short, Dowell loves living and working in California, he said. But if he has...
  • New York Street Fair Offers Rare Look Inside Film and TV Production

    After a seven-year hiatus, Museum of the Moving Image, Theatrical Teamsters Local 817, and Kaufman Astoria Studios have brought back New York on Location, a free event that offers a behind-the-scenes look at film production in New York. The day-long...
  • Hogan accuses Brown of 'blatant lies' and 'disgraceful' attack ads

    Hogan accuses Brown of 'blatant lies' and 'disgraceful' attack ads
    The war of words in the race for governor escalated Thursday as Republican Larry Hogan called his Democratic rival a liar and asked him to take down a series of "slanderous" advertisements. "I've been around politics for a long time. I know it's a rough...
  • No Letup Likely In Malloy-Foley Ad War

    No Letup Likely In Malloy-Foley Ad War
    It's no use: You cannot escape the political ads that have taken over the airwaves and cable wires. They are frequent and repetitive. Sometimes they are annoying and infuriating. Now and then they may imbue optimism about the future or pride in the recent...
  • Don't turn down a Medi-Cal gift, Gov. Brown

    Don't turn down a Medi-Cal gift, Gov. Brown
    The 2010 federal healthcare reform law let states expand Medicaid, the joint federal-state health insurance program for the poor, largely at federal expense. California is one of 27 states that have taken up Washington's offer, and well over 1 million...
  • Unions, Tom Foley Clash Over 1990 Pennsylvania Strike

     Unions, Tom Foley Clash Over 1990 Pennsylvania Strike
    A bitter strike at a Pennsylvania company 24 years ago became a flash point on the Connecticut campaign trail Thursday as union officials revived the story to attack Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley, who owned the plant at the time of the...