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  • Low-wage jobs show fastest growth, report says

     
    The job growth the nation has experienced this year has been concentrated in low- and mid-wage industries, indicating that robust consumer spending may still be a long way off, even if employers start adding jobs. That’s according to a report......
  • 4 O.C. medical pot users take case to appeals court

     
    Four Orange County medical marijuana users who argue that bans on pot clinics in Costa Mesa and Lake Forest violate the Americans with Disabilities Act have appealed their case to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Matthew Pappas, a......
  • UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Stricter smoking ban expected soon as anti-tobacco fervor sweeps Middle East

     
    The United Arab Emirates may breathe easier under a strict ban on smoking, the details of which are still being hammered out five months after the actual bill was signed by President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Abu Dhabi-based......
  • USA Network greenlights cop comedy pilot

     
    A new cop show is in the works to help police the TV landscape. USA Network has given a cast-contingent green light to the pilot “Common Law.” “Common Law” — the working title of the series — centers on two......
  • Social media wrap: Langevin to take over from Pelosi in historic day for Disabilities Act

     
    House speaker to give up the rostrum to Jim Langevin to commemorate 20-year anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act. Langevin becomes the first member in a wheelchair to preside over the House....
  • Jenny Oropeza dies at 53; state senator from Long Beach

    Jenny Oropeza dies at 53; state senator from Long Beach
    Jenny Oropeza, a Democratic state senator whose battle with cancer five years ago drove her to sponsor laws protecting public health and the environment, died Wednesday evening at a hospital in her hometown of Long Beach. She was 53. Oropeza had been...
  • Theodore Kheel dies at 96; labor mediator helped resolve thousands of disputes

    Theodore Kheel dies at 96; labor mediator helped resolve thousands of disputes
    Theodore Kheel, a New York labor mediator who helped resolve more than 30,000 disputes, including an East Coast longshoremen's strike in 1962 and the city's 114-day newspaper union walkout the next year, has died. He was 96. Kheel died Friday in New York...
  • College credit that fails students

    For four months this year, while Congress was overhauling student loan laws, I traveled the country in a beat-up RV meeting with citizens and legislators. My mission was simple: Persuade Congress to restore consumer protections to student loan borrowers....
  • Who decides your rights?

    Today's question: What should the legal standard be for prohibiting adults from engaging in behavior that doesn't appreciably hurt anyone else? Click here to read previous installments from this week's Dust-Up. Creating new rights is up to the people,...
  • Clyde Charles dies at 55; first inmate to sue under Civil Rights Act for DNA testing

    Clyde Charles, the first inmate to use a federal civil rights law to sue for DNA testing that not only cleared him of a Louisiana rape conviction but also sent his brother to prison for the same crime, has died. He was 55. Charles died Jan. 7 of...
  • Letters to the editor

    Smoking room Re “Long Beach may ease indoor smoking ban,” Feb. 3 It seems reasonable to exclude hookah bars and cigar shops from the indoor smoking ban. Having specific places for people to smoke does not infringe on the rights of others....