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Elections

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  • Letter: It's important and easy to vote

    “Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their backs on the fire and burn their behinds, they will just have to sit on their blisters.” — Abraham Lincoln. The 16th president did not mince...
  • In Theory: Faith and the decision to fight

    President Barack Obama this month asked Congress to authorize punitive military action in Syria. He made the request in response to the Assad regime's alleged use of chemical weapons near Damascus. Q: How would your faith and/or worldview guide you in...
  • Leader and News-Press Editorial: Time to speak up for the terminal

    A series of public workshops focusing on the replacement of the Burbank Airport terminal have been taking place in recent days, with one more scheduled for 5:30 p.m. next Thursday at the Burbank Marriott. Area residents — particularly Burbank voters...
  • In Theory: What is our obligation to help the poor?

    Several Republican congressmen have come under fire for quoting the Bible as justification for cutting nutritional assistance to America's poor. Congress has moved to slash more than $4 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP...
  • In Theory: Should the prison at Guantanamo be closed?

    The Pentagon has appointed an envoy tasked with shutting down the prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. The prison, which holds terror suspects including those involved in planning the 9/11 attacks, currently holds 164 detainees, 17 of whom are on hunger...
  • Top stories of 2013: Political shifts topped Burbank headlines

    Top stories of 2013: Political shifts topped Burbank headlines
    Burbank marked a busy, busy year in 2013. The City Council welcomed a new member and ushered out a five-term councilman. Many of the top positions in city government — police chief, fire chief and city manager — were either hired or had...
  • Woodbury University discussion to point toward political center

    A well-known political analyst will lead a conversation in Burbank this Wednesday about how to find solutions for hyper-partisanship and political gridlock in the state and federal government as well as ways to improve voter engagement. Dan Schnur,...
  • California Secretary of State Debra Bowen encourages students in Burbank

    California Secretary of State Debra Bowen encourages students in Burbank
    Secretary of State Debra Bowen holds a political post today that she never had an inkling she would have when she was growing up, she told John Burroughs High School students on Thursday. Bowen shared her life story of growing up as a shy girl in...
  • In Theory: What's your take on the Hobby Lobby decision?

    In Theory: What's your take on the Hobby Lobby decision?
    In a controversial decision June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the religious rights of the closely held for-profit Hobby Lobby crafts chain, whose owners objected to the Affordable Care Act's contraceptives mandate. (The court did not apply those...
  • Bullet train: Burbank-Palmdale segment added

    Bullet train: Burbank-Palmdale segment added
    In a strategic shift to secure new funding for California's bullet train project, state officials intend to accelerate their plans to build a Los Angeles County section of the $68-billion system. High-speed rail officials said they want to start a...
  • In Theory: Are worship centers good polling places?

    Houses of worship have been used as polling places across America since the earliest days of our nation. One Florida church, Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, however, after this month will no longer open its doors to voters on election days after...
  • Burbank-based Durkee may be 'Bernie Madoff of campaign treasurers,' Rep. Davis says

    The Democratic campaign operative arrested on suspicion of stealing campaign funds from her clients may be "the Bernie Madoff of campaign treasurers," Rep. Susan Davis (D-San Diego) told contributors in an email. Kinde Durkee, a Burbank accountant who...