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  • Two commission seats draw six challengers in Hallandale Beach

    Two commission seats draw six challengers in Hallandale Beach
    Voters of this bustling beachfront city will elect two commissioners on Nov. 4 from a field of six candidates. Three people are challenging incumbent Anthony Sanders for Seat 1: Business owner Gerald Dean, retiree Ann Pearl Henigson and condo...
  • Emanuel taxi proposal: No fare hike, centralized dispatch

    Emanuel taxi proposal: No fare hike, centralized dispatch
    Chicago cabbies won't get a fare hike but stand to get a centralized dispatching system to help taxi companies compete with ride-sharing services under a plan Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled today. The idea is part of a package of cab industry reforms...
  • Five candidates vying for two commission seats in Dania Beach

    Five candidates vying for two commission seats in Dania Beach
    UPDATE: James Ridgely withdrew from the race on Sept. 29.  Three rookies, one activist and an incumbent are competing for two at-large commission seats. The candidate with the most votes will be mayor for two years, earning a $23,160 salary. The...
  • Chris Christie Stumps For Tom Foley On Dan Malloy's Hometown Turf

    Chris Christie Stumps For Tom Foley On Dan Malloy's Hometown Turf
    STAMFORD — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie campaigned alongside Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley Tuesday, and in his second visit to Connecticut this year Christie said national Republicans have identified the race as one of the most...
  • Regents OK raises up to 20% for UC chancellors

    Regents OK raises up to 20% for UC chancellors
    The UC regents Thursday awarded pay increases of as much as 20% to the leaders of the Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Merced and Riverside campuses and set the annual salary of the new UC Irvine chancellor, Howard Gillman, at $485,000. The regents said the...
  • Cabbies to protest city rules

    Cabbies to protest city rules
    Chicago cabbies will protest Thursday what they say are burdensome city administrative regulations that cost them time and money as they struggle to make a living. Cabdrivers are locked in a fight with the city over rules for ride-sharing companies and...
  • Lawmakers pass gun-check bill prompted by rampage near UCSB

    California lawmakers Friday passed a bill to get police officers who check on troubled individuals to find out whether they own guns, a response to the rampage near UC Santa Barbara last spring that left seven people dead and 13 wounded. Police...
  • Merreen E. Kelly, Baltimore County administrator

    Merreen E. Kelly, Baltimore County administrator
    Merreen E. Kelly, a former Baltimore County administrative officer who earlier had been an associate superintendent of Baltimore County public schools, died of lung cancer Sunday at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 79. The son of...
  • Union Representing State and Municipal Workers Endorses Malloy

    NEW BRITAIN — After hearing from ballot hopeful Jonathan Pelto earlier in the day, the largest labor group of state workers heard from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and quickly endorsed him on Thursday night. The vote, which took place shortly after 7 p.m....
  • Changes coming to state employee health plan

    Changes coming to state employee health plan
    Maryland officials approved $16 billion in contracts Wednesday that are intended to change the way state employees use health care by offering rewards for taking steps to stay well — and imposing penalties for refusing to comply. Rewards would...
  • Protesters question city water system study

    Protesters question city water system study
    About 50 protesters rallied Wednesday outside Baltimore City Hall to object to a proposed study of the water system, a step they fear could eventually put the system in private hands. The group, led by labor organizers and the nonprofit Corporate...