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  • Trying to knock out Obamacare on a technicality

    Trying to knock out Obamacare on a technicality
    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. Wait, what? The Pacific Legal Foundation, a...
  • Chinese students a new funding source for U.S. high schools

    Chinese students a new funding source for U.S. high schools
    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....
  • Interior chief emphasizes conservation in first major speech

    Interior chief emphasizes conservation in first major speech
    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...
  • Union coalition joins SEIU local in healthcare fight with L.A. County

    Union coalition joins SEIU local in healthcare fight with L.A. County
    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...
  • Apple's Tim Cook says policy against anti-gay bias good for business

    Apple's Tim Cook says policy against anti-gay bias good for business
    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...
  • Rep. Gary Miller targeted in TV ad pushing for immigration vote

    Rep. Gary Miller targeted in TV ad pushing for immigration vote
    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...
  • Senate votes to ban discrimination against LGBT workers

    Senate votes to ban discrimination against LGBT workers
    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...
  • With Hawaii vote, same-sex marriage wave continues to grow

    With Hawaii vote, same-sex marriage wave continues to grow
    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┬áthe U.S. Supreme Court struck down parts of the...
  • Hawaii House passes same-sex marriage bill

    Hawaii House passes same-sex marriage bill
    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. The...
  • Music to shine a light on Guantanamo Bay

    Music to shine a light on Guantanamo Bay
    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...
  • Cheney sisters' gay-marriage fight: A Gingrich has some advice

    Cheney sisters' gay-marriage fight: A Gingrich has some advice
    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...