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J. Michael Hoffman was born July 25, 1944, in Hagerstown, Md. He departed this life at home in Colorado Springs, Colo., on July 24, 2012. Mike grew up in Hagerstown, graduating from North Hagerstown High School in 1962. He attended Franklin & Marshall...
In August 2010, 19-year-old Daniel Schatz ran his pickup truck into the back of a tractor-trailer on Interstate 44 near Gray Summit, Mo. The collision set off a chain-reaction accident with two school buses, killing Schatz and a 15-year-old bus passenger,...
Associated PressHundreds of police officers in riot gear raided the Occupy Wall Street encampment in New York City in the pre-dawn darkness Tuesday, evicted hundreds of demonstrators and demolished the tent city that was the epicenter of a movement protesting what...
For a long time, I have been a fan of Robert Reich, former secretary of labor and now professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He also is seen frequently on political talk shows. Reich's recently published book,...
Tags: Consumers, White House, Vehicles, Employees, Lobbying
SACRAMENTO — Julie Su doesn't back down from fights when she thinks employers are cheating their workers. In her two years as California's top labor law enforcer, Su has taken on scores of unscrupulous businesses. As state labor commissioner,...
Tags: Theft, Punishment, Judges, Labor Legislation, Employment
Many of you soon-to-be college graduates are determined to make the world a better place. Some of you are choosing careers in public service or joining nonprofits or volunteering in your communities. But many of you are cynical about politics. You see...
As an immigrant and an engineer, I know the magnetic pull that the United States exerts on anyone who dreams of a career in science. From the time I watched NASA technicians on television during the first lunar landing in 1969, I resolved to get the...
Tags: NASA, Education, Financial Aid, Technology, Politics
BERKELEY -- Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday he was "digging deeply into" the questions surrounding the safety of the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, and said he could not commit to a scheduled Labor Day opening for the new span. "I take it very...
Soon they’ll walk across stages at college campuses around Southern California, accepting their degrees and celebrating with classmates. But at a smaller, more low-key event on Friday, they were honored with a closer set of peers: fellow foster...
OAKLAND — It was a quiet evening by this city's standards, and still the police emergency lines were lighting up. As screams rang out behind her, a caller said her neighbor was being beaten. A woman reported that a front door down the street had...
Tags: Theft, Trials, Conservation, Shootings, Crime, Law and Justice
Responding to Seth Rosenfeld's May 10 Op-Ed article linking then-California Gov. Ronald Reagan's harsh condemnation of student protests in the 1960s to the eventual decline of the University of California system, reader Bruce Bates wrote in a letter...
The Chronicle of Higher Education tells us the median salary of public university presidents rose 4.7 percent in 2011-12 to more than $440,000 a year. This increase vastly outpaced the rate of inflation, as well as the earnings of the typical worker in...
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