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16 min ago | Athens Banner-Herald

Hundreds flee 2 California wildfires

Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures. The blaze, sparked Sunday afternoon near Bass Lake in Central California, prompted authorities to evacuate about 1,000 residents out of about 400 homes, Madera County Sheriff's spokeswoman Erica Stuart said.


Related Topix: California, Madera County, CA, Fire, Oakhurst, CA, Bass Lake, CA, Jerry Brown

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Republic

'Transparent' Indiana government often elusive

The promise of transparency in government is a popular one among politicians because it evokes the vision of a democratic government that answers to the people and supports the concept of public trust. That was evidenced last week when Gov. Mike Pence unveiled his new $9-million government management system.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence

WTEN-TV Albany

Westwood show highlights Scotland, not fashion

14, 2014. . Designer Vivienne Westwood, alongside her granddaughter Cora Corre, during her Spring/Summer 2015 collection during London Fashion Week, at Victoria House in central London, Sunday, Sept.


Related Topix: Media, Radio, Westwood One, Fashion, Fashion Week, Palisades Park, NJ, Brian Sandoval

WTEN-TV Albany

Lawyer: Hopeful tests show dead infants stillborn

With the deadly ambush on a state police barracks in the Pocono Mountains, law enforcement in eastern Pennsylvania went on high alert and officers from throughout the region, including New York and New Jersey,... Investigators on Sunday returned to scour the woods across from a state police barracks where two troopers were ambushed, leaving one fatally shot and another critically wounded. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake complained of shortness of breath and chest pains during the city's Star-Spangled Banner celebration over the weekend and was taken to a hospital for tests.


Related Topix: Associated Press, Palisades Park, NJ, Brian Sandoval

News Max

NYC Subway Tunnel Damaged by Sandy Restored to Service

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and officials from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority took a ride on a train Sunday through the Montague Tunnel connecting Brooklyn and lower Manhattan. The tunnel had been flooded with millions of gallons of water by Sandy in 2012.


Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, Transportation, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Railroads

KMPH-TV Fresno

Santa Monica using $1M to evaluate its happiness

10, 2014, in Santa Monica, Calif. . Kristin Rodriguez, left, and her husband, Frank, visiting from San Francisco, sun bathe on the beach Wednesday, Sept.


Related Topix: Santa Monica, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Brian Sandoval

Pa. casino cash a mixed bag for taxpayers

In the summer of 2004, Gov. Ed Rendell and top state lawmakers promoted legalized casino gambling as a way to provide historic relief from burdensome school property taxes. A decade later, slot-machine revenue has helped restrain the inexorable growth of a tax that homeowners love to hate, and completely eliminated it for thousands of low-income seniors.


Related Topix: Ed Rendell, Pennsylvania, Education Etc., Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Wilkes-Barre, PA


trooper killed presser

Two Pennsylvania State Police troopers shot late Friday, one fatally, were ambushed just outside the police barracks in Blooming Grove, Pike County Commissioner Frank Noonan told reporters. Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson was killed and Trooper Alex T. Douglass was in stable but critical condition, Noonan said Saturday.


Related Topix: Pike County, PA, Trooper, PA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Tom Corbett

Vallejo Times-Herald

California governor's race: Only 1 in 4 know GOP candidate's name

Democratic incumbent Gov. Jerry Brown has a strong lead over his Republican challenger, Neel Kashkari, in a new statewide poll released Friday, but 1 in 4 likely voters could not even identify Kashkari, demonstrating the challenge he faces in selling himself to voters this November. The USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll found that Brown leads Kashkari 57 percent to 36 percent among likely voters.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, Fresno, CA

Sat Sep 13, 2014

WBAY-TV Green Bay

Casino not a done deal but jobseekers still sought

Gov. Scott Walker still hasn't decided whether to approve a proposed Kenosha casino, but that hasn't stopped the team leading the project from launching a jobs website. The Menominee Nation and Hard Rock announced the website Friday.


Related Topix: Scott Walker, Nation, Hard-Rock

KATV Little Rock

Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

For the swirling flock of migrating shorebirds banking to a landing in California's Central Valley, a recently flooded rice field is providing a new kind of triage station during a drought that's... For the swirling flock of migrating shorebirds banking to a landing in California's Central Valley, a recently flooded rice field is providing a new kind of triage station during a drought that's drastically... Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law an unprecedented package of incentives to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery... Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law an unprecedented package of incentives to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery factory... State police say one trooper was fatally shot and ... (more)


Related Topix: Brian Sandoval


In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

9, 2014, a Least Sandpiper forages for food in a rice field near Knights Landing, Calif. . In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Knights Landing, CA, Yuba City, CA, Brian Sandoval


A Look At Voter Photo ID Requirements

Nineteen states have laws that require voters to show photo identification at the polls, though legal fights are pending over the issue in four states, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Civil rights groups argue such laws unfairly target poor and elderly residents who are less likely to have IDs, while supporters say they protect against voter fraud.


Related Topix: Wisconsin Government, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Eric Holder, Mike Beebe, ACLU

The Washington Post

California study: Truancy data shows racial divide

Black elementary schoolchildren in California were chronically truant and faced suspension from school at disproportionately high rates compared to other students last year, according to a study Friday that follows similar research from the U.S. Education Department. Taken together the findings show that racial disparities in American education - from access to high-level classes and experienced teachers to discipline - begin at the earliest grades.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Jerry Brown, US Politics, US News

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Daily Journal

US Rep Sanford calls off engagement to 'soul mate'

Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford said Friday that he is calling off his engagement to Maria Belen Chapur because of the ongoing contention with his ex-wife, Jenny, four years after their divorce. Sanford, then governor of South Carolina, famously disappeared from the state for five days in 2009, telling aides he was out hiking the Appalachian Trail.


Related Topix: Mark Sanford, South Carolina, South Carolina Government

The Beaumont Enterprise

Mexican president condemns Texas' guard deployment

In this Sept. 2, 2014 file photo, Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto gives his second state-of-the-nation address inside the National Palace in Mexico City.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, World News, Mexico, Rick Perry

Cybercast News Service

Maria Shriver erased from Schwarzenegger portrait

An endearing gesture by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to include an image of his wife Maria Shriver in his official portrait has been covered with a splotch of blue paint. Former Schwarzenegger aide Clay Russell said Friday that the official portrait of the two-term governor once featured a lapel button showing Shriver's face.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Arnold Schwarzenegger, California, California Government, Painting, Arts


Palin family at party where fight broke out

It's not the latest reality television show but real life for the Palin clan, at least according to reports from bloggers. The facts seem to go something like this: Members of the Palin family, including Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, attended a party Saturday night in Anchorage, where a large brawl broke out.


Related Topix: Blog News, Sarah Palin

WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Judge: Pistorius is guilty of culpable homicide

12, 2014. . Oscar Pistorius's lawyer Barry Roux, center, shares a smile with members of the media as he enters the court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, Sept.


Related Topix: World News, South Africa, Ohio, Brian Sandoval,

KATV Little Rock

Museum traces fragments of Star-Spangled Banner

A teenager convicted of killing three Ohio high school students has been captured after escaping from prison, and two prisoners who fled with him are also back in custody.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Ohio, Brian Sandoval