| Dec 22, 2011
| 4:19 AM
Governor Tom Corbett is expected to sign a congressional redistricting bill into law Thursday, less than two weeks after it was made public.
The bill was written after Pennsylvania lost a seat in Congress during the 2010 census report, forcing the...
| Jan 18, 2012
There are now more people age 65 and over in the United States than ever before, and this group is increasing at a faster rate (10,000 per day) than the general population.
The only state that showed a decline in the 65-and-older demographic was Rhode...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 11:32 AM
DRAPER, Utah -- It's tough to pick a mascot these days.
Over the past few years we've seen several instances of schools being pressured to change their mascots because of cultural sensitives like Miami University of Ohio having to go through a 25-year...
| Sep 3, 2011
| 8:24 PM
First of three parts.
COSTA MESA — As he tours Mesa Verde with prospective home buyers, Realtor Larry Weichman boasts of the neighborhood country club's heated swimming pool and acclaimed golf pro.
But when clients ask about the public schools,...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 3:24 PM
The state Senate voted 44-4 Wednesday to give final approval to the state Redistricting Commission's map for new legislative and congressional districts for the next 10 years. The biggest change is creation of a first-ever 10th Congressional District...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 7:48 PM
Everyone has to make their dollars stretch in this tough economy, and the City of Lee's Summit is no exception. That was the theme of Mayor Randy Rhodes' State of the City address Thursday night.
"We need to get our economy back on track," said Rhoads. ...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 10:38 AM
Here we go again: poor old Connecticut has just been chosen as the worst state in the nation to retire in for 2012, worse than Illinois, Rhode Island, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Minnesota, New York, Maine and Wisconsin.
But maybe we should...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 2:18 PM
Despite a passionate plea from the Oak Park, new District lines have been drawn in Sacramento City, and on October 6th the neighborhood will be separated from a High School and Hospital.
Every ten years, Sacramento is required to redraw the boundaries to...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 3:20 PM
SAN DIEGO -- The poverty rate in San Diego County was nearly 15 percent in 2010, up from 12.6 percent the year before, according to a report released Thursday by the Center for Policy Initiatives.
The CPI used 2010 U.S. Census data to derive its figures....
| Feb 9, 2012
| 4:25 AM
The state that lost population during the 2010 census results may be stopping that trend. New numbers from the annual population census show fewer people appear to be leaving Michigan. Experts credit an improving economy which means more jobs.
| Jul 29, 2011
| 12:09 PM
State Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) might have to move if he wants to make a run for U.S. Congress, according to final drafts of voter redistricting maps released Thursday.
Portantino, who will be termed out in the state...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 9:50 PM
In late August, state Sen. Tom Harman (R-Costa Mesa) missed a vote on a bill that would stiffen penalties against people who defraud senior citizens and tighten banking regulations.
Harman's absence had no bearing on the outcome, as Senate Democrats...