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  • Session Day 1: Protests and pledges

     
    Thousands of protesters gathered in cities across Florida on Tuesday to speak out against deep spending cuts and other actions promised by Republican lawmakers as the Florida Legislature opened its 2011 session. From Tallahassee to Fort Lauderdale, public...
  • Chicago's Clarence Darrow on the death penalty

     
    Famed Chicago attorney Clarence Darrow (1857-1938) will be honored Sunday, the anniversary of his death, at 10 a..m. at the Darrow Bridge in Jackson Park. A wreath will be tossed on the waters where his ashes were strewn and attendees......
  • L.A. City Elections: Parks declares victory, but Hogan-Rowles will not concede

     
    Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks declared victory early Wednesday after results showed him narrowly avoiding a runoff by less than 1 percentage point in unofficial tallies. But his chief opponent, Forescee Hogan-Rowles, said she would not...
  • Budget Update -- With Reaction From Lawmakers.

     
    College Students, Schoolchildren And State Employees ... ... will bear the brunt of much of the cuts in Corbett's first budget proposal as the Republican looks to close a $4 billion budget deficit without raising taxes. Ripping a page from......
  • L.A. Council election: Parks pulls off narrow victory

     
    Withstanding heavy opposition from organized labor, incumbent Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks held on early Wednesday to avoid a runoff and win reelection outright, narrowly defeating challenger Forescee Hogan-Rowles and a third contender who...
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Your Budget Day Place-Setter.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Welcome to the first Budget Day of the Corbett administration. Hopefully you've already stuffed yourself full of Fasnachts to give you some cheap carbs to get through the marathon of a day. As is customary,......
  • L.A. Council election: Parks says his campaign left no stone unturned

     
    Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks strolled into his election night party in Leimert Park shortly after 10 p.m. with his wife Bobbie, who was dressed in a bright red pantsuit. After weeks of walking precincts, Parks said he’d......
  • City elections: Bell voters embrace a fresh start; council seats in West Hollywood at stake

     
    Alfonso Escobar said he recently lost his house when he couldn’t pay the high property taxes in Bell and was laid off as a special education contractor. But on Tuesday, he voted for the first time in a city election......
  • L.A. Council elections: Incumbents and Englander hold leads in early returns

     
    Six members of the Los Angeles City Council were pulling ahead of their challengers in early returns Tuesday, despite a year in which members struggled to get a handle on a budget crisis. With absentee ballot results tabulated, each of......
  • Toomey & conservative GOP introduce anti-union bill

     
    (Wednesday morning: Read story on this issue in the big paper here.) Republican Pat Toomey joined a list of the Senate's more conservative Republicans in introducing legislation aimed at weakening unions through a national law that would ensure joining a....
  • Amanda Seyfried and Hailee Steinfeld: Who wore Prada better? [poll]

     
    Amanda Seyfried and Hailee Steinfeld made waves in essentially the same bold Prada dress. Who wore it better?...
  • Ohio Gov. John Kasich: 'We will not be raising taxes in this state'

     
    John Kasich lists new jobs at top of his priority list in building a new future for his economically-troubled state....