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Seattle Cuts Public Transportation Fares For Low-Income Commuters

Low-income riders can now qualify for a program that will slash their fares by more than half of peak rates. But the cost will be offset by fare increases for everybody else.


Before Rosa Parks, A Teenager Defied Segregation On An Alabama Bus

Claudette Colvin was a 15-year-old student from Montgomery, Ala., when she refused to yield her bus seat to a white passenger. But she has been largely forgotten in civil rights history.


Walk A Little Faster To Get The Most Out of Your Exercise Time

People who walked briskly for 40 minutes five days a week saw more health improvements than those who walked for an hour a day but were more leisurely about it. Both groups lost weight.


Supreme Court Seems Divided Over Independent Redistricting Commissions

Arizona voters approved a bipartisan commission to draw lines between congressional districts. Now the Supreme Court has been asked to put the legislators back in charge.


L.A.'s Skid Row Tense After Fatal Police Shooting Of Homeless Man

The Los Angeles Police Department is gathering more evidence — and videos — related to Sunday's shooting. Skid Row is home to thousands of people with mental illness and substance abuse problems.


Sen. Mikulski, 'Ground-Breaker' For Women Legislators, Won't Seek Re-election

"Do I spend my time raising money, or do I spend my time raising hell?" the Maryland Democrat asked, announcing she will not seek a sixth term in the Senate.


GAO Report Urges Fewer Antipyschotic Drugs For Dementia Patients

Strong drugs are rarely warranted to control the behavior of dementia patients, specialists say. But antipsychotic medicine is being overprescribed, and not just among residents of nursing homes.


Community Policing Task Force Calls For Better Training, More Transparency

A White House task force says law enforcement needs to change their practices to rebuild trust with minority communities.


Netanyahu Insists D.C. Visit Not Intended To Pull Israel Into Partisan Debate

Two weeks ahead of elections, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu kicked off a controversial visit to Washington, D.C., on Monday with a speech to the pro-Israel AIPAC conference.


Science-Based Artist Gives Celebrity Tortoise A Second Life

Lonesome George was the last surviving member of his species and a conservation icon. When the tortoise died, taxidermist George Dante set out to preserve his body, and his legacy.


Task Force Calls For Independent Probes Of Police-Involved Shootings

The President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing also emphasized the need for better training and equipment, including bulletproof vests. But it stopped short of insisting police wear body cameras.


Can Family Secrets Make You Sick?

Few doctors — and few patients — realize just how profoundly early abuse, neglect and other childhood traumas can damage an adult's physical health.


Take The ACE Quiz — And Learn What It Does And Doesn't Mean

First developed in the 1990s, the 10 questions of the Adverse Childhood Experiences test are designed to take a rough measure of a difficult childhood. Finding out your score is easy. Now what?


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    Friday, February 13, 2015

    With their incredible leaping ability and graceful movements, ballet dancers sometimes look like they're flying. This weekend, some members of the Sacramento Ballet will... thanks to help from a wire, stagehands and three days of training.

  • Theatre Review: Ideation

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015

    What happens when highly-paid consultants get hired for a top secret project then realize the plan they're devising could kill thousands, even millions of people? That’s the dilemma in this dark psychological comedy with a wickedly sharp edge.

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