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  • Missouri state senator thrust into limelight during Ferguson protests comes by politics naturally

    FERGUSON, Mo. Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal sat in a lawn chair across from the Ferguson Police Department last week, one hand clutching a phone to her ear and the other raising high a cardboard cutout of Gov. Jay Nixon's head, which she has...
  • State budgeting with an eye on results

    "Performance-based budgeting," buzzwords for states making spending decisions based on specific benchmarks, gained traction in the 1990s, then fell out of favor during the budget-cutting era of the 2007-09 recession. Now the strategy is making a...
  • Problem gambling center mounts campaign urging restraint

    Problem gambling center mounts campaign urging restraint
    Bythella V. Johnson lost so much — about $3,000 — on slot machines during a recent trip to Atlantic City with her husband, Gary, to celebrate their 46th wedding anniversary that he threatened to cut the trip short if she didn't ease up. The...
  • New hope for historic road showing its age

    New hope for historic road showing its age
    — The rise of this city in Harford County and its decline owed much to U.S. 40 and the car-centric culture of 20th century America. From World War II to the 1960s, motels and gas stations sprouted along the main road from Baltimore to Philadelphia...
  • Attorney General Pam Bondi should end fight against same-sex marriage

      Attorney General Pam Bondi should end fight against same-sex marriage
    Five times now, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has gone to court to vigorously defend the state constitutional amendment voters approved in 2008 to define marriage as between one man and one woman. And five times, she's lost. It's time for Bondi...
  • Explosion fells building outside Paris, killing at least four

    ROSNY-SOUS-BOIS France (Reuters) - A building in a Paris suburb collapsed after an explosion on Sunday morning, killing two children and two women, and teams were searching the rubble for four other people still missing by evening. About 150 emergency...
  • China parliament votes on allowing local governments to issue bonds

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The National People's Congress approved allowing some local governments to issue bonds directly, a reform that could help stabilize government financing by creating the country's first municipal bond market, parliament announced on...
  • Bike safety concerns trigger Palm Beach County review

    Bike safety concerns trigger Palm Beach County review
    Bike rider injuries are increasing in Palm Beach County, which has local officials looking for ways to make the roads safer for cyclists. But questions about how much taxpayer money to spend on improving bike lanes and how much driver inconvenience to...
  • Long, Bitter Seawall Dispute Highlights Global Warming Concerns

     Long, Bitter Seawall Dispute Highlights Global Warming Concerns
    A decade ago, David and Betsy Sams built a retaining wall to stop erosion they feared was threatening the backyard and patio of their lovely and very expensive Old Saybrook summer home overlooking the Connecticut River. They assumed they were simply...
  • China limits options for Hong Kong election

    BEIJING China's top legislative body on Sunday struck a blow to democracy advocates in Hong Kong, ruling that Beijing can effectively veto candidates it deems undesirable from seeking the region's top leadership job in a 2017 election. The decision,...
  • Made in America festival: 5 things we learned from Day 1

    Made in America festival: 5 things we learned from Day 1
    The first day of the Made in America festival featured a diverse slate of acts (Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons, Capital Cities), pounding heat, snarled lines aplenty, busy porta johns, shirtless bros, girls in floppy hats and everything else that comes...