Stories for November 12, 2012
California voters are historically resistant to statewide tax measures. But last week, they approved two of them – Propositions 30 and 39 – and more than 70 percent of local tax and bond measures. Is that a new trend? Perhaps not.
This election brought a change that many California women lawmakers say is disappointing.
Ferry service into Manhattan started Monday for the Rockaway section of Queens, one of the hardest hit New York City neighborhoods after Superstorm Sandy. Many residents are still feeling cut off, struggling without power or adequate public transportation options. And now worries about mold are creeping in.
Many veterans aren't just looking for a job; they're looking for a career, a calling, and of course, financial stability. Those recently separated from the military have to confront what is still a fairly weak civilian job market.
Mexico and three Central American nations are calling for a review of international drug policies after two U.S. states voted to legalize recreational use of marijuana.
Hundreds of health care workers in Georgia are losing their licenses to practice because of a problem created by a new immigration law in the state.
As part of Virginia's waiver to opt out of mandates set out in the No Child Left Behind law, the state has created a controversial new set of education goals that are higher for white and Asian kids than for blacks, Latinos and students with disabilities.
While some U.S. military members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan will settle back into their lives at home, others continue to deal with the after-effects of war. While some of their wounds are apparent, others are not. We take a look at what USD is doing to prepare health care workers working with our nations veterans.
Paula Broadwell, the woman whose extramarital affair with retired Gen. David Petraeus led to his resignation Friday from the post of CIA director, is a major in the Army Reserve who specializes in counterterrorism issues. She's also the author of All In: The Education of General David Petraeus, a biography of the former top U.S. commander in Afghanistan.
Phase II of this story has begun:
In 1979, when Jim Stigler was still a graduate student at the University of Michigan, he went to Japan to research teaching methods and found himself sitting in the back row of a crowded fourth-grade math class.