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Obamacare needs to be made voluntary

Just before Christmas, the Obama administration issued a blanket waiver for millions of Americans from the individual mandate requiring purchase of government-approved health insurance. The waiver, whose announcement was choreographed to give political credit to Democratic Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, was limited to individuals and families whose health plans were canceled by Obamacare. As Washington Post liberal blogger Ezra Klein put it: "Obamacare itself is the hardship" that qualifies cancelees for a hardship exemption.

January 06, 2014 | By Phil Kerpen Commentary | Columnists


About that roundabout...

I have to honestly admit that I thought that I would never witness Twiddle Dee and Twiddle Dum at work.

January 06, 2014 | By Dick Cesaroni Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Steve Lunetta: A diplomatic blunder by U.S.

Inept. The 2014 Merriam-Webster dictionary defines this word as "showing lack of skill or ability: not done well."

January 06, 2014 | By Steve Lunetta Right About Now | Columnists


Burglaries on the rise in SCV this past year

Final crime numbers for 2013 won't be available until later this year, but one Part I crime showed a marked increase in the Santa Clarita Valley in late-year reports: burglaries.

January 06, 2014 | By Ryan Fonseca Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


TMC Insider: Hoops teams back in action

The men's and women's basketball teams from The Master's College were back in action this past week, closing out 2013 and welcoming in a new year by extended winning streaks.

January 05, 2014 | By Don Gilmore For The Signal | SCV College Sports


Lakers continue slumping ways

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ty Lawson had 20 points and 12 assists, Timofey Mozgov added 20 points and seven rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets beat the slumping Los Angeles Lakers 137-115 Sunday night for their second straight win after an eight-game skid.

January 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


San Francisco wins in the cold

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Under pressure in subzero weather, Colin Kaepernick kept his cool.

January 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Chargers take over in secod half

CINCINNATI (AP) - Dump it off to the running back, hand it off, let the field goal kicker take it from there.

January 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Pro Sports News


Rapid fall for Army general accused of sex crimes

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - With a single star studded on each shoulder of his immaculate dress blues, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair waited his turn to go through the metal detectors at the federal courthouse at Fort Bragg, just like everyone else.

January 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


1 killed, 2 injured in Aspen plane crash

DENVER (AP) - A fiery plane crash at the Aspen airport Sunday afternoon killed one person and injured two others, one severely, Colorado authorities said.

January 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Below-zero temps push into Midwest, Northeast

CHICAGO (AP) - Snow-covered roads, high winds and ice were creating dangerous driving conditions Sunday from the Dakotas to Missouri to Delaware ahead of a "polar vortex" that'll bring below-zero - and possibly record-breaking - temperatures not seen in years to much of the nation.

January 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Eusebio, Portugal's beloved soccer giant, dies

LISBON, Portugal (AP) - A half century later, Eusebio's goals are still a source of wonder in the country where he stood above all others in his sport.

January 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Hanks, Bullock, Streep honored in Palm Springs

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) - Sandra Bullock shared the painful results of Googling herself, Meryl Streep shadowboxed on-stage and Tom Hanks braced for awards season's "celebrity mule train" at the year's first glitzy Hollywood gala.

January 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Syrian rebels battle al-Qaida-linked fighters

BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian opposition fighters seized a compound garrisoned by an al-Qaida-linked rebel faction Sunday, in some of the most serious infighting to date within the vast array of rebel groups trying to topple President Bashar Assad, activists said.

January 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pope to travel to Holy Land in May amid peace push

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis will travel to Israel, the West Bank and Jordan in May, his first visit to the Holy Land and one that comes amid a new U.S. push for peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

January 05, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Marine group sees uptick in stranded sea lions

SAUSALITO (AP) - A marine mammal rescue group said Monday it's seeing a record number of stranded sea lions and seals along the Northern and central California coast - some of whom appear to have been sickened by toxins and others weaned by their mothers earlier than usual.

May 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Man freed in Missouri delayed imprisonment case

CHARLESTON, Mo. (AP) - Cornealious "Mike" Anderson spent 13 years free from prison due to a clerical error, then nearly a year behind bars when the mistake was caught. On Monday, he walked out of a southeast Missouri courtroom a free man again - this time with no need to look over his shoulder.

May 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Schools seek changes to healthier lunch rules

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Becky Domokos-Bays of Alexandria City Public Schools has served her students whole-grain pasta 20 times. Each time, she said, they rejected it.

May 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


City, take a stand against petition blockers

I know there are quite a few people in the SCV who can remember back to the '40s, '50s and '60s during the big strikes that some of the big companies had - and how violent they were.

May 06, 2014 | Dick Cesaroni Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Wings for Life World Run disturbed the peace for 2 hours

Editor's note: The following was copied to The Signal but sent to members of the Santa Clarita City Council.

May 06, 2014 | John Annoreno Valencia | Letters to the Editor


Kings shut down Ducks to take 2-0 series lead

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - When the Los Angeles Kings are on top of their formidable defensive game, they revel in the silence they can create in a frustrated road arena.

May 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Pro Sports News


USFS air tanker numbers drop as fire hazard increases

With a vast swath of the West primed for wildfires, federal foresters are preparing for the worst with a budget that might run dry and a fleet of air tankers that in some cases aren't ready for takeoff.

May 05, 2014 | By Signal Staff and Wire Service | Santa Clarita Valley News


Healthier school meals: How 5 districts are faring

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two years in, schools are having mixed success putting new healthier school lunch rules in place.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Mobile addict' population increasing

Spencer Simons said he sends at least 30 texts an hour, checks Facebook at least 20 times a day, and sends or receives a Snapchat message as many as 40 times a day.

May 05, 2014 | By Madeleine Brown Deseret News | Hot Topics


5 tips on how to wake up in a better mood

You experienced a nightmare of a day. You hope for a better day tomorrow, but you're not overly optimistic about it. When the alarm goes off, you expect the worst – today is will be a continuation of yesterday. You begin the day with a negative mindset, not allowing the day to unfold.

May 05, 2014 | By Mayra Bitsko FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Job fair slated for Wednesday at COC Canyon Country campus

It's time for round two of College of the Canyons' Spring Job & Career Fairs.

May 05, 2014 | By Mason Nesbitt Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


6 ways to build trust in your relationships

Trusting in people does not happen overnight. Putting your trust in someone takes a while to build. Once the trust is established, it's important to respect it. If not, the amount of time it took to build will only take seconds to crumble.

May 05, 2014 | By Mayra Bitsko FamilyShare | Hot Topics


UPDATE: Election month starts today

June 3 primary mail-in ballots began wending their way to voters Monday as county and state officials gear up for what one California official calls "election month."

May 05, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


West Ranch lacrosse makes playoffs

In just its second year of existence, the West Ranch High lacrosse team clinched its first playoff spot over the weekend.

May 05, 2014 | By Signal Staff | SCV Prep Sports


US service firms grow at fastest pace since August

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. service firms grew last month at the fastest pace since August as new orders and sales grew, adding to evidence that the economy is picking up after a slow start to the year.

May 05, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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