| Feb 1, 2014
| 6:46 PM
TUCSON — Arizona, which has tried to school the federal government in immigration enforcement, again wants to teach the U.S. a lesson.
This time, a junior state lawmaker intends to take on the National Security Agency, which has been under fire...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 6:41 PM
Is it good news that the national abortion rate is at its lowest level since 1973, the year it was legalized by the U.S. Supreme Court?
Your reaction will depend on two things: how you feel about abortion and the reasons the rate has fallen.
| Feb 4, 2014
| 9:56 AM
Utah has filed its opening salvo defending its ban on gay marriage, while in Virginia, a federal judge will hear arguments about that state’s similar law in the latest legal maneuvering over the right for same-sex couples to marry.
| Feb 7, 2014
Much progress has been made in the fight for equal treatment under the law for all people. Unfortunately, California politicians are actively working to ensure that the state reverts to policies that treat people differently based on skin color or...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 10:15 AM
One reason to oppose returning a Christian cross to the Los Angeles County seal after an absence of 10 years is that the seal debate wasted enough time a decade ago. Another reason is that, when push comes to shove, it's just not right to feature a single...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 9:28 PM
HOUSTON — Secretary of State John F. Kerry and a former Texas governor are part of an international coalition trying to halt Texas' execution of a Mexican citizen this week.
Edgar Tamayo Arias, 46, is to be put to death Wednesday for fatally...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 9:52 PM
HOUSTON — Texas executed a Mexican citizen late Wednesday despite objections from Mexico, a former Texas governor and U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry.
Edgar Tamayo Arias, 46, was put to death at 9:32 p.m. Central time for killing a Houston...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 11:53 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — The Glenn County Board of Supervisors this week joined its counterparts in Modoc and Siskiyou counties in supporting a declaration favoring the breakaway State of Jefferson — a grouping of Northern California counties that...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 10:01 PM
Nearly a quarter of a century after it began, one of the largest legal disputes in defense industry history was finally settled with two major weapons makers agreeing to pay the federal government $400 million in goods and services.
The U.S. Court of...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 7:51 PM
Local school districts, state legislators and even a California governor have tried to limit teachers' job protections, among the most generous in the country. Efforts have all failed to rid public schools of ineffective teachers by making it easier to...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 8:43 AM
Arguments begin Monday in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of laws that govern California’s teacher tenure rules, seniority policies and the dismissal process -- an overhaul of which could upend controversial job security for instructors....