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December 21, 2014

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Photo: Hyde Park Middle School teachers Stephanie Cooper
Battle lines: Why unions are preparing for assault in Legislature
Public employee unions are gearing up for a battle against Republicans in the 2015 legislative session. Conservative lawmakers and activists are rallying to upend some of the state’s collective bargaining laws, the rules that guarantee unions the right to negotiate ...
Photo: Frank Martin, founder of Martin-Harris Constructio
Q+A: Las Vegas contractor talks city’s colorful past, surviving recession, stepping aside
Frank Martin, the 67-year-old co-founder of Martin-Harris Construction, helped build Las Vegas, turning dirt lots into schools, office buildings and casinos. His company was hit hard by the recession, but survived. But now, with business improving, Martin is ready to call it a ...
Why 2014 is a big deal for America
I was just about to go with a column that started like this: When they write the history of the global response to climate change, 2014 could well be seen as the moment when the balance between action and denial tipped decisively toward action. That’s thanks to the convergence of four giant forces: São Paulo, Brazil, went dry; China and the United States together went green; solar panels went cheap; and Google and Apple went home.
America, who are we?
I recently spoke at a seminary and graduate school in New York about the protests after the grand jury decisions in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases.
Lesson in race relations, mercy from shooter and his victim
Ian Manuel is a black man who has spent most of his life in prison. Yet, he still has a most unusual advocate calling for his release: a white woman whom he met when he shot her in the face.

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