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Walters: Proposed state ballot initiatives would force key public votes

It’s no secret that the state Legislature’s dominant Democrats want to make it more difficult to place initiative measures on the statewide ballot.


Ohio campus cop indicted on murder charge in traffic-stop shooting

A University of Cincinnati officer who shot a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate has been indicted on murder charges, a prosecutor said Wednesday, adding that the officer 'purposely killed him.'


Aircraft debris matching missing Malaysia plane found

Investigators are reportedly confident that a wing component found in the Indian Ocean matches the same model of plane that disappeared last year.

Bay Area

Man kidnaps car salesman during Bay Area test drive

Authorities say a car salesman who was kidnapped during a Bay Area test drive escaped and police arrested the man behind the crime.

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Maddy’s tragedy a parent’s worst nightmare

This editorial is from the San Jose Mercury News: Crime is down. We know this. Statistically, it has trended steadily down, with only brief upticks, since the 1980s here and throughout the United States.

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