| Sep 14, 2012
| 6:04 AM
Federal civil rights investigators have found "reasonable cause" to believe that police in Portland, Oregon, use "unnecessary or unreasonable force" with persons who have mental illness, the U.S. Justice Department said.
The department's civil rights...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 11:17 AM
Say what you want about Samuel Adams beers -- and it’s not hard to find brew fanatics who don’t have the highest opinion of the lagers and other popular varieties made by the American-owned brewery -- they are the most prominent company here...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 6:01 PM
Apparently the Lehigh Valley region has a lot of talented hairstylists and barbers, but without a license, they can't cut hair legally.
That, in turn, has forced aspiring barbers to trek to nearby cities — such as Reading or Philadelphia — to...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 4:05 PM
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or the press."
This doctrine of religious freedom was not really some new doctrine but an overlooked...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 11:55 AM
PORTLAND, Ore. -- The City of Roses now has two official 'vegan awareness' days: Mayor Sam Adams has proclaimed September 22 and 23 to be Vegan Awareness Weekend.
The Vegan Awareness Weekend coincides with Portland's VegFest, held annually since...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 1:22 PM
Alpaca Farm Days
Seven local farms will be on hand with alpacas and products. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Washington County Agricultural Education Center, Kennel Palace, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-393-5878....
| Dec 10, 2012
| 8:50 AM
Holidays such as "National Rum Day," "International Whiskey Day" and "Cocktail Appreciation Day" are mostly made up by marketing companies who want to push some promotion or product on thirsty consumers. There's no commemorative or spiritual value to...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 9:45 AM
It’s getting crowded in the American beer market, with the most breweries in operation in the country’s history.
This year, 2,751 breweries were active and permitted in the U.S., according to industry group the Beer Institute. Of those, 98%...