Southwest Journalist

California residents to vote on secession advisory measure

Katie Bast

May 28, 2014

Filed under Front Page, Nation

JULIET WILLIAMS Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Residents of California’s largely rural, agrarian and politically conservative far northern counties long ago got used to feeling ignored in the state Capitol and ...

Officials: Fire kills 21 in South Korean hospital

Chloe McCall Gonzales

May 27, 2014

Filed under Front Page, World

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean officials say 20 patients and a nurse have died in a fire at a hospital in the southwestern city of Jangseong. An officer with the Jangseong Fire Department said most of the victims were elderly...

Scripps Spelling Bee contestants foster friendships

Rebekah Wahlberg

May 27, 2014

Filed under Front Page, Nation

JOSEPH WHITE Associated Press OXON HILL, Md. — Under the shady trees near the barbecue line at the annual spellers’ picnic, one contestant in this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee was inducted into The Order of the Squ...

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