| Nov 1, 2013
| 8:19 PM
The fight between labor and Los Angeles County government intensified Friday, when a coalition of unions representing 90,000 workers banded together to fight county efforts to reduce retirement healthcare benefits for future employees.
Until now, the...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Thursday called on Congress to move past partisan bickering and fully fund the nation’s parks and wildlife refuges, invoking Teddy Roosevelt’s call to conservation as a "moral issue."
Delivering her first...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:18 PM
WASHINGTON — A bill to extend historic new protections to gays in the workplace won easy Senate approval Thursday, bolstered by rare bipartisan support that illustrated the dramatic shift in the politics around gay rights amid growing public...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 1:27 PM
When Hawaii’s House of Representatives passed a same-sex marriage bill late Friday, the state joined a wave of activity -- mainly of lawsuits and legislation -- that has been rapidly growing since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down parts of the...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 2:56 AM
Hawaii is poised to join the list of states to allow same-sex marriage after the state’s House of Representatives on Friday night approved a bill legalizing such unions.
Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie has said he would sign the bill, SB1.
| Oct 26, 2013
| 5:28 PM
Yosemite High School once offered six wood shop classes. Now there are three.
Things got worse when a new high school opened in a neighboring district and many students transferred. Campus enrollment is down from 1,100 five years ago to about 700 today....
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:59 AM
As almost everyone knows -- certainly everyone in Washington and on Wall Street -- the ongoing government shutdown is merely the amuse-bouche to a truly terrifying main course: the breaching of the federal debt limit and therefore a default on the...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 5:19 PM
SAN DIEGO - A day earlier than anticipated, ex-Mayor Bob Filner, who pleaded guilty to three charges of mistreating women, was booked and released Saturday morning at the downtown county jail.
San Diego County Superior Court Judge Robert Trentacosta had...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:28 AM
No matter what President Obama does to work around Congress' refusal to raise the federal debt limit -- a real possibility given the brain freeze afflicting the House of Representatives these days -- the result will be a legal mess.
| Oct 18, 2013
| 8:00 PM
Rep. Bill Young, 82, Florida's longest-serving member of Congress and a defense hawk who was influential on military spending during his 43 years in Washington, died Friday at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., where he had been for nearly two...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 5:06 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Republicans in the state Capitol have a message for their counterparts representing California in Congress: It's time to act quickly on comprehensive immigration reform.
Fifteen GOP senators and assemblymembers have signed a letter to...