| May 7, 2014
| 9:10 AM
[UPDATED with response from county]
Broward Inspector General John Scott issued a blistering report today regarding the county's animal shelter operations, saying staff did not properly protect controlled substances from misuse, including a euthanasia...
| May 13, 2014
| 4:08 PM
Broward County commissioners Tuesday reaffirmed their desire to reduce euthanasia of healthy dogs and cats, with the goal of running a "no kill'' shelter.
By unanimous vote, commissioners agreed to analyze a possible public-private partnership with...
| May 1, 2014
| 2:59 PM
The Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, known as PAS, a political party with a strong base in the Malaysian state of Kelantan, pushed through the Sharia Criminal Code Enactment (II) 1993, which calls for hudud, or extreme corporal punishment when there is strong...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:31 PM
The Medical Society of New Jersey, the state's largest physicians group, opposed a recently tabled bill for physician-assisted suicide. But it is pushing an alternative that may be just as bad: the Practitioner's Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, or...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 11:44 AM
Exit, a Swiss organization that helps people take their own lives, voted May 24 during its general assembly to extend its services to elderly people who are not dealing with a terminal illness. "Those very advanced in age will no longer have to prove to...
| May 19, 2014
| 10:36 AM
NEW YORK — New York City developed a grisly solution to its stray dog problem in the 1870s: It locked dozens of dogs at a time inside an enormous iron cage and submerged them in the East River. Capture, drown, and repeat, until the population was...
| May 8, 2014
| 10:47 AM
Whether she's trysting with her married lover or helping other people die, the title character of "Honey" is a fascinating and complex figure, and Jasmine Trinca inhabits the role with a detached intensity that's thoroughly compelling.
| Jul 2, 2014
I tried to read the box score of yesterday's U.S. World Cup soccer team match against Belgium to see if there were ways to numerically back up what people have told me-- that Belgium dominated the U.S. most of the......
| Jan 19, 2014
| 8:11 PM
Aja Riggs, 50, thought a lot about dying after she was diagnosed with uterine cancer.
She endured surgery in October 2011, then underwent aggressive chemotherapy that made her feel as if her skin was burning. She was constantly tired. Then doctors found...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:33 PM
I keep waiting for the news that prosecutors in Pennsylvania have come to their senses and dropped criminal charges against Barbara Mancini.
But so far, that hasn't happened, which means the Philadelphia resident, an emergency room nurse, may soon be on...
| Nov 9, 2013
Most of the mail that crosses my desk deals with politics, policy and other largely impersonal subjects. Occasionally, readers will tell their own deeply personal stories as a way to inform a discussion. Several did just that in response to Steve Lopez'...
| Nov 14, 2013
Re "A chilling end-of-life case," Column, Nov. 6
Steve Lopez did not mention why assisted-suicide legislation failed three times in deep-blue California.
A broad coalition of disability rights organizations, independent living groups, doctors and...