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We’ve all read about parents who yell and get into fights at their children’s games. But how are parents supposed to behave on the sidelines? What type of cheering helps? What adds pressure? Is coaching from the sidelines ever OK? Here are some ground rules. Being a spectator is...
A Lawrence University football coach feels he’s being discriminated against by Wisconsin’s Department of Motor Vehicles because of the way he looks. Despite possessing a valid California license, with no restrictions, he’s tried and failed to obtain a Wisconsin driver’s license...
Ginger the Chihuahua may be small, but she's causing big problems between her owner, Jessica Rocha, and the Post Office. "My dog is defenseless, she's very nice," Rocha said. "She likes people." In June, Rocha received a notice from the Post Office requesting she confine her dog...
If Donald Trump is president and the leader of the world's second-largest economy comes to Washington, he can expect little more than a Big Mac from McDonald's -- O.K., make that a double. Trump vowed Monday not to throw Chinese President Xi Jinping a lavish state dinner as the...
A former Austin firefighter is still fighting for his own life more than two years after a car hit him as he cycled through South Austin. The driver is walking free after a jury found him not guilty this month. Police said Colin Camp was hit near Slaughter Lane and Manchaca Road...
State Rep. Garnet Coleman on Monday called for an examination of Texas Department of Public Safety traffic stops and better tracking of police stops by all law enforcement in the state. Coleman pointed to three years of DPS traffic stop data that he said showed blacks were more...
Texas’ property appraisal system is unconstitutional because it has allowed properties to be assigned “arbitrary and unreasonable” values that are below their market values, said a lawsuit the city of Austin filed Monday. The lawsuit , which stems from a petition the city filed...
SEATTLE — Restaurant owners, customers and staff have long railed against the tyranny of tipping, but like a love affair gone bad, it has proved difficult to quit. Now, prompted by a spurt of new minimum wage proposals in major cities, an expanding number of restaurateurs are...
Americans overwhelmingly think there is too much emphasis on standardized testing in public schools and that test scores are not the best way to judge schools, teachers or students, according to a national poll. The results released Sunday come from the 47th annual PDK/Gallup...