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A pioneering Asian American suburb shaken by the tragedy of a mass shooting

(THE CONVERSATION) For Americans of Asian descent, Monterey Park – a town near Los Angeles, located in the San Gabriel Valley – is a cultural center.
It embodies the modern Asian American experience; that is, a place where Asians in America can access and practice a diverse array of traditions and cultural pursuits i ... (full story)


How California's ambitious new climate plan could help speed energy transformation around the world

(THE CONVERSATION) California is embarking on an audacious new climate plan that aims to eliminate the state's greenhouse gas footprint by 2045, and in the process, slash emissions far beyond its borders. The blueprint calls for massive transformations in industry, energy and transportation, as well as changes in institutions and hu ... (full story)


Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor reflects on long and illustrious career

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor, whose law practice started in Summit County, has retired from the bench after a long career in public service dedicated to justice and to helping the less fortunate. She was the t10th chief justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio and the first woman to hold that position.
But ... (full story)


Calls for Pope Benedict's sainthood make canonizing popes seem like the norm

(THE CONVERSATION) Like many others around the world, I watched the funeral of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI live on the internet. Before the service began, an unexpected announcement came over the loudspeakers requesting that members of the assembled crowd refrain from raising any banners or flags. Nevertheless, toward the end of the ... (full story)


New Mahoning Cty. Bar committee seeks to increase volunteerism

Members of The Mahoning County Bar Association often serve on nonprofit boards and service clubs or find other ways to give back to the community.
Now they’ll be able to increase awareness of the different volunteer opportunities available in the area with the assistance of fellow bar association members through a formal ... (full story)