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  • Foster children become focus of California schools

    California is embarking on a first-of-its-kind attempt to improve the academic lives of foster youth by giving schools more money to meet their special learning and emotional needs and holding educators and administrators accountable.

  • HUD program, meant to help, actually hurts, IG reports

    A $353 million effort to help federal officials better manage public housing assistance instead "created further opportunity for fraud, waste, and abuse of taxpayer dollars," according to a government watchdog. Created in 2007, the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Public Housing...

  • Guess what this 'federal employee of the year' was doing with mail

    Pills, jewelry, copies of Playboy magazine and passports were stolen by Quan Howard, a Postal Service supervisory postal inspector once named federal employee of the year for the San Francisco Bay area, court records analyzed by the San Francisco Chronicle show.

  • Has teacher tenure driven a wedge between California Democrats and Big Labor?

    Teachers unions have been fuming over a decision last month by the Los Angeles Superior Court that ended tenure in the state, but most Democratic lawmakers do not share their outrage -- and that is creating some serious friction.

  • EXography: Employment keeps sagging in the Obama recovery

    When President Obama took office in 2009, the U.S. economy was in the midst of the Great Recession of 2008. Five and a half years later, that historic swoon remains his excuse for continued economic stagnation.

  • Berkeley City Council seeks free pot for the poor

    City Council members in Berkeley, Calif., were voting Monday on an ordinance that would require medical marijuana dispensaries to fork over a portion of their inventory to low-income and homeless residents.

  • Los Angeles becomes newest locality to stop doing federal government's job

    In an announcement Monday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that the LAPD would no longer detain inmates when Immigration and Customs Enforcement requests that they do so. To rounds of applause from immigration advocates, Garcetti scolded the federal government for shifting its duties...

  • These are the 10 wealthiest ZIP codes in America

    The nation's wealthiest ZIP codes are concentrated mostly on the coasts, with California and New England playing host to some serious cash, according to a new report from the Atlantic's CityLab.

  • When kids show up at our borders

    The surge of immigrant children is a logistical and humanitarian challenge, but not a dangerous wave of pestilential predators and vermin.

  • Union leaders having a hard time talking about Harris v. Quinn

    It's not easy to make to a convincing argument that labor organizations should have the right to extract money directly from the paychecks of people who don't want to be union members in the first place, which is ultimately what Harris v. Quinn was about.

  • ICYMI: The most idiotic thing said about Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, of course, comes from a jackass in Congress

    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the owners of Hobby Lobby could not be compelled under the law to cover the cost of abortifacients for their employees, prompting a great, big collective meltdown on the Left.

  • EXography: North Dakota, Texas top state economic growth since end of the Great Recession of 2008

    Last month, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released its newest annual data on each state's real gross domestic product, running through 2013. Among other things, the numbers reveal important insights into how each state fared in the period following the Great Recession — and possibly...

  • California expands Medi-Cal while continuing cuts

    California has been praised by health advocates for its early embrace of the federal health care expansion, but the new state budget has raised questions about its commitment to getting the poorest residents into doctors' offices and dentists' chairs.

  • Lawsuit could help free public schools from union shackles

    Last week's court decision striking down the teacher tenure law in California public schools, and aspects of the law making it almost impossible to fire tenured teachers, is good news for everyone worried about America's future.

  • Here's how the next majority leader handled a similar job in the past

    If Rep. Kevin McCarthy becomes House majority leader in August as expected, it won't be the first time he's been in that kind of role. As a member of the California legislature, McCarthy was also a caucus leader. State Republicans who watched him in that job say he was a savant at cementing...



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