| Oct 25, 2013
| 3:55 PM
How's this for some legal jujitsu: Opponents of the 2010 healthcare law are trying to use the Supreme Court's ruling that upheld its constitutionality to support their argument that it's unconstitutional.
The Pacific Legal Foundation, a...
| 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 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 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...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:20 AM
Weighing in for the first time on a highly divisive debate, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook is urging the U.S. government to approve an anti-gay discrimination bill.
In an opinion piece that ran online Sunday in the Wall Street Journal, Cook spoke...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 12:33 PM
WASHINGTON -- For Rep. Gary Miller and voters in his Inland Empire district, this is just the beginning: A television ad began airing Thursday in the Republican’s district seeking to ratchet up pressure on him to support a pathway to citizenship for...
| 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.
| Nov 18, 2013
| 4:00 AM
I finally read all of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter From Birmingham Jail" this spring while I was on tour for my album "Radio Music Society." At about the same time, the hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay detention center hit the headlines. Soon, scores...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 1:35 PM
Before Mary and Liz Cheney, there were Newt and Candace Gingrich.
Starting in the '90s, the Gingrich siblings -- one a straight, conservative politician and the other a married, gay activist -- played out the same family drama over gay marriage that...