| Mar 4, 2013
| 6:58 AM
More than one in five residents of Broward and Palm Beach counties is Hispanic, but that hasn’t translated into power at city halls, county commissions or in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C.
Only a handful of the two counties’ elected...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 5:59 PM
A committee of elected Democratic Party leaders is set to meet Friday in Romney, W.Va., to nominate three candidates for consideration to complete the unexpired term of former state Sen. Walt Helmick.
The 15th District Senate Democratic Executive...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 8:22 AM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan says its estimated population grew 2012, the first increase in the measure for the state since 2004.
U.S. Census figures detailed Thursday by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget say Michigan'...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 8:34 PM
The 109-year-old bank in Mansfield has closed its doors, leaving the town without a full-time business on Main Street.
"It will have quite an impact, especially on the older people in town," said Debbie Eisenbeisz, postmaster at the Mansfield Post...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 9:35 AM
The news from Puerto Rico after last November's elections could not have been more clear: "Puerto Rico Approves Statehood," crowed the Washington Post. "Puerto Ricans favor statehood for the first time," read the headline on CNN.com. So nothing seemed...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Every Sunday morning, the Rev. Paula White stands in front of her congregation at New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka and looks out on thousands of brown faces.
"When people say things like, 'She is a white girl that preaches black' is when I...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 12:38 PM
DETROIT (AP) — The turnaround expert who represented Chrysler during its successful restructuring is taking on one of the toughest fiscal tasks anywhere in the country: Fixing Detroit.
Kevyn Orr, hired Thursday as Detroit's emergency manager,...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 4:45 PM
Tempers boiled at Tuesday night's City Commission meeting in Herington.
"Are you being surly?" Bart Hinkle, one of the leading protestors, asked at one point during the meeting as City Attorney Brad Jantz was explaining points of City Manager Ron...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Newton parents are discussing the idea of bringing a bilingual school to town, after members of the school district visit Wichita's Dual Language Magnet school, Horace Mann. But how many would support it? The Newton district says support is key to...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 9:24 PM
The sky is falling! The sky is falling! The population is declining! (“Rural SD quietly shrinking,” Feb. 10)
This has been the mantra for decades, and for decades it has been correct. The same acreage that three family farms worked just...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 9:40 PM
There are some big numbers we need to be aware of.
Minus 22. Minus 17. Minus 28.
These are not recent temperatures; if only.
They are the percentages of population decreases in Faulkton, Mobridge and Gettysburg as shown in U.S. Census data over...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 11:49 AM
More than one in five residents of Broward and Palm Beach counties is Hispanic, but that hasn't translated into power at city halls, county commissions or in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C.
Only a few of the two counties' elected officials are Hispanic...