Terry Valdez was thinking about Jackie Robinson and Jan Brewer while she waited for the Padres and the Mariners to take the field for an early spring training game in Peoria, Ariz., on Feb. 27.
Jody Hirsh, the out director of Judaic Education at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center in Milwaukee is this year’s recipient of the Morton L. Mandel Jewish Educational Leadership Award for his lifelong commitment to Jewish education. The award will be presented at the JCCs of North America biennial convention San Diego on March 30.
Colorado Congressman Jared Polis has introduced legislation to expand the federal definition of impaired drive to include those who have a cognitive or physical impairment due to the use of marijuana.
The Democratic representative said the Limiting Unsafe Cannabis-Impaired Driving — LUCID — Act is needed now that Washington and Colorado have legalized recreational marijuana. A national benchmark is needed, he said, to protect citizens from drivers under the influence of marijuana.
The U.S. Army has suspended its top prosecutor for sexual assault cases after an Army lawyer working for him filed charges that he groped and tried to kiss her, according to the blog rt.com.
Progressives rallied in late February to demand that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement stop trolling Wisconsin courthouses, where agents are singling out Latino and Spanish-speaking people for interrogation, detention and possible deportation.
The latest survey from Public Policy Polling shows declining support in Arizona for the state's anti-immigrant law, but supporters still outnumber opponents of the measure.
Almost four years after it passed, PPP found declining support for Senate Bill 1070. In October 2010, the left-leaning firm found voters favored the legislation by a 25-point margin — 60-35.
An Arkansas judge has admitted that he posted a series of anonymous online comments that critics say are racist, sexist and otherwise inappropriate, including one in which he revealed alleged details of confidential proceedings involving actress Charlize Theron's adoption of her son.
Circuit Judge Mike Maggio acknowledged Wednesday that he posted the comments on a Louisiana State University fan message board, Tiger Droppings, under the pseudonym "geauxjudge." He also ended his campaign for a seat on the Arkansas Court of Appeals.
Aiming at the heart of President Barack Obama's strategy for fighting climate change, the Republican-controlled House voted on March 6 to block the administration's plan to limit carbon pollution from new power plants.
The bill targets Obama's proposal for the Environmental Protection Agency to set the first national limits on heat-trapping carbon pollution from future power plants. It's part of the GOP's election-year strategy to fight back against what Republicans call a "war on coal" by the Obama administration.
Two reproductive health clinic closures were announced in rural Texas this week — shutdowns resulting from passage of the state's House Bill 2.
The clinics were the only reproductive health clinics in East Texas and the Rio Grande Valley and the closures disproportionately affect low-income women in the south and east of the state, according to NARAL Pro-Choice America.
The U.S. Defense Department in a review released on March 4 says that climate change is a "threat multiplier" and must be considered in future defense strategy.
The reference is the Pentagon's Quadrennial Defense Review and it reads, "Climate change poses another significant challenge for the United States and the world at large. As greenhouse gas emissions increase, sea levels are rising, average global temperatures are increasing and severe weather patterns are accelerating. These changes, coupled with other global dynamics, …will devastate homes, land and infrastructure. Climate change may exacerbate water scarcity and lead to sharp increases in food costs."