| 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...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 3:36 PM
Budget cuts mean a change this year to the City of Wichita's annual Neighborhood Clean-up program. The city is asking some neighborhoods to help cover the cost of the clean-ups. But at least one neighborhood association says it can't afford to....
| Jan 18, 2013
| 11:59 AM
A circuit judge and two former state senators were nominated Friday by Democratic Party leaders as candidates to replace former West Virginia State Sen. Walt Helmick, who resigned Monday to be sworn in as the state’s next Commissioner of...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 3:00 AM
A planned $300 million downtown redevelopment project in Glassboro, N.J., currently being completed by Sora Development, a real estate development firm that’s expressed interest in doing something similar in Hagerstown, has been well-received, an...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 6:47 PM
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has appointed circuit judge Donald H. Cookman of Hampshire County to replace former West Virginia State Sen. Walt Helmick, who resigned to become the state’s next commissioner of agriculture.
“Throughout his years on...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 6:08 AM
Boundaries more than ballots determine members of Congress in many states.
It's called gerrymandering.
And it's nothing new.This method of drawing districts for political advantageis named after Elbridge Gerry, a Founding Father who signed the...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 2:53 PM
"Gangnam Style" may be the hottest Korean crossover right now, but La Cañada High School teacher Sun Choe is on a mission to forge long-lasting ties between La Cañada Flintridge's fast-growing Korean population and the community at large.
| Jan 27, 2013
"What's in a name?" inquired Shakespeare's Juliet. A good question. After all, Broward County by any other name would still be Broward County. Yet, there's a certain logic in changing Broward to Fort Lauderdale County in order to give the area greater...
| Dec 2, 2012
| 10:27 PM
South Dakotans are moving up in wealth.
Several indicators point to growth in income for state residents, including one that puts them in the middle nationally, at No. 26, for personal earnings. Another shoots South Dakota up to No. 13 in comparing...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 6:12 AM
Chicago Public Schools on Tuesday released a list of schools that are underenrolled according to this year's attendance figures, providing additional data for a commission that is studying school closings but may not weigh in on which buildings should...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 1:20 PM
Prescription turn-in event targets youth drug abuse
To the editor:
An alarming number of Washington County youth are intentionally abusing prescription medications to get high.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has labeled...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 1:44 PM
Critics of West Virginia’s redrawn Congressional districts must petition a state court to challenge the redistricting further.
U.S. Circuit Judge Robert B. King on Friday dismissed what remains of a lawsuit brought by the Jefferson County...