More than 270 people are killed at railroad crossings each year, including six on Metro-North trains this year. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says there is technology to prevent more deaths. Earlier this year a Harlem line train crashed into an SUV in Valhalla, N.Y., killing five on the train and the SUV’s driver. In 2012,…
Protecting our children from all of life’s ills, and especially from abuse and neglect, is perhaps our single most important responsibility as adults. There should be no controversy in that statement, no partisanship or disagreement. And yet, the sad truth remains that too many children in Oregon and across the country are dying from abuse…
The Internet has produced some of history’s most innovative, agile and disruptive companies. Goliaths such as Apple, Google, Amazon, Netflix and Facebook — as well as myriad start-ups — have overhauled the economy and changed the way people lead their lives and conduct their business.
But the Internet has long been in danger of being co-opted by its least competitive and innovative part: its service providers.
Congressman Gary Peters has earned the right to become the next U.S. Senator from Michigan, and voters should give him that opportunity to serve the nation and Michigan at the highest level of our legislative system.
IOWA CITY — First lady Michelle Obama tried to give Democrats a boost in a key U.S. Senate race Tuesday, urging college students in Iowa to vote early for Bruce Braley. Mrs. Obama urged supporters at the University of Iowa to vote at a campus polling location that was open Tuesday and spend the next…
A who’s who of Democrats rallied with U.S. Sen. Mark Udall Monday morning at a coffee shop in Denver’s Five Points before walking across the street and either mailing their ballots or dropping them off in a ballot box. “Let’s go do democracy!” Udall said. Former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb, current Mayor Michael Hancock and…
In what’s turning into a crucial Senate race that could decide which party controls the chamber the next two years, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire went up Sunday with the first television commercial of her re-election bid.
When Jeff Merkley arrived in the nation’s capital in 2009 as a newly elected senator, it was not his first stint in Washington.
But it quickly became obvious to the Portland Democrat that the Congress of which he was now a member was very different from the ones he knew as an intern for Sen. Mark Hatfield in the 1970s and later as a nuclear weapons analyst for the Congressional Budget Office in the 1980s.
The Republican: On anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Sen. Ed Markey says more must be done to battle climate change
A year after Hurricane Sandy swept up the East Coast to meet with a storm coming from the west, some in coastal communities are still picking up the pieces of their lives. As the rebuilding continues, so does the political fight over the human contribution to such natural disasters and the appropriate subsequent response.
But on Monday, Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., the new chair of the Senate Climate Change Clearinghouse, reiterated his view that the human production of greenhouse gasses is contributing to severe weather events like Sandy and action needs to be taken.
A new bill from Senator Amy Klobuchar helps ensure underage victims of sex trafficking get the support they need.