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Draining a quagmire: A wetlands win for property owners
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Draining a quagmire: A wetlands win for property owners

Reaffirming the importance of property rights, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled last week that landowners are entitled to a "prompt judicial review" when federal bog watchers insist that dry land is a wetland under the Clean Water Act. Though proced...
Why Seattle must remain firm on shutting down The Jungle
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Why Seattle must remain firm on shutting down The Jungle

THE public shame of a lawless and squalid homeless squatters' camp called The Jungle within sight of the downtown skyline should be enough to compel collective action. Add in a recent mass shooting, rapes, open sewers and even a pair of burned kittens. This...
Is John McCain making America less safe because of politics?
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Is John McCain making America less safe because of politics?

U.S. Sen. John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, wants to merge Colorado Springs-based Northern Command with Southern Command -- a unified combatant unit with a numbered Air Force squadron based near Tucson. If successful, Arizona's s...
Pressure unrelenting to normalize LGBT on big screen
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Pressure unrelenting to normalize LGBT on big screen

A media critic says Hollywood is getting pressured into producing more LGBT-friendly movies. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the activist group GLAAD gave Disney, Paramount and Warner Bros. failing grades as a GLAAD spokeswoman was quoted as saying “Holly...
Voter ID: Franchise protection
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Voter ID: Franchise protection

A campaign to squash states' voter ID laws fell flat against the facts in Virginia. That's where a federal judge upheld the Old Dominion's law requiring voters to show identification at the polls. The Virginia Democratic Party argued that the state's requir...