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Updated Apr 30, 2016 at 12:13 PM

April 24-30 is National Reentry Week. Reentry is a correctional term of art that encompasses the release of prisoners in federal, state and local lock-ups who are making the transition from prison to the community. President Barack Obama chose this week to unveil a series of federal initiatives designed to model a new framework for prisoner reentry in the United States. The initiatives are being touted as important steps to alleviate the devastating consequences of mass incarceration.

Updated Apr 27, 2016 at 4:31 PM

The Democrats and Republicans are finally pushing back against the argument that there is no real difference between the parties these days.

Updated Apr 27, 2016 at 11:33 AM

So lovely is this windows-open morning, as I begin my day reading in my soft chair.

Updated Apr 27, 2016 at 11:31 AM

My wife was off visiting the grandkids this weekend before attending a librarians’ conference at Tan- Tar-A.

Updated Apr 27, 2016 at 9:38 AM

A group of Ohio State University students, who spent the past year advocating improvements in the universityís food system, has won $5,000 to help its cause.

Updated Apr 26, 2016 at 11:36 AM

Iím getting old.I know that. My boys remind me when I forget. After playing soccer or basketball with my sons, my body is quick to remind me as well.

Updated Apr 26, 2016 at 10:05 AM

The marijuana legalization question on the ballots in about a dozen states this fall may be a simple yes or no proposition. But todayís conversation about marijuana is more complicated than youíd think, especially compared to the mostly one-sided...

Updated Apr 25, 2016 at 8:57 AM

If you have a child who will attend kindergarten in the fall, you will likely attend a “Kindergarten Round-up” or enrollment event.

Updated Apr 22, 2016 at 9:26 AM

The Orange County, California district attorney convened a committee of legal experts to respond to a jailhouse informant scandal that rocked the office. Men and women were being sent to prison, some for life, based on the unreliable testimony of...

Updated Apr 21, 2016 at 11:03 AM

When the going gets tough, you can always expect distractions from elected officials.Most state coffers arenít full enough to offer free bread, but there is always plenty of money for circuses.

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