CONCORD — Legislation to prevent students born male from competing on female sports teams drew passionate testimony Tuesday, with supporters defending it as a way to ensure fairness and opponents decrying it as a violation of state anti-discrimination law.

EACH YEAR, we announce the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). By law, federal benefits increase when the cost of living rises, as measured by the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W). Usually, there is an increase in the benefit…

Visiting one of country’s 62 official national parks is one of the most quintessentially American travel experiences one can have. Most of the year, you’ll have to pay an entrance fee to visit them, but on a few special dates, those same natural splendors are open to the public free of charg…

“What if I’m all out of stories?” the cartoon avatar of renowned storyteller Gene Luen Yang asks himself in the dead of night, in his excellent forthcoming tale of graphic reportage, “Dragon Hoops.”

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