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  • Tech Center land value fluctuated by millions

    Tech Center land value fluctuated by millions
    NEWPORT NEWS — It was the highest-profile piece of undeveloped land in the city — and the value of the 44 acres at the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Oyster Point Road has plunged and soared with developer John R. Lawson's ability to negotiate...
  • Don't Let Police Decide What Public Should Know

    Don't Let Police Decide What Public Should Know
    The cause of open government in Connecticut has taken extraordinarily hard knocks of late, undermining this state's once-sterling reputation nationally for valuing openness and promoting the free flow of information. One of the hardest was a disappointing...
  • Tech Center land values grow in Newport News after rezoning

    Tech Center land values grow in Newport News after rezoning
    It was the highest-profile piece of undeveloped land in the city — and the value of the 44 acres at the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Oyster Point Road has plunged and soared with developer John R. Lawson's ability to negotiate a good price —...
  • Body cameras should be low priority

    Body cameras should be low priority
    I read with great interest your article on the proposed "test" of body cameras on Baltimore police officers ("Panel urges test of body cameras for city police," Feb. 19). It seems that once again, city leaders have a warped sense of priorities and their...
  • Theft at College of DuPage's WDCB went longer, cost more, controller says

     Theft at College of DuPage's WDCB went longer, cost more, controller says
    An alleged theft at the College of DuPage radio station went on for more than twice as long — and was twice as costly — as prosecutors charged this week, a high-ranking administrator at the college has alleged. Lynn Sapyta, the community...
  • Ex-Official Who Quit Housing Agency Job Under Pressure Appointed To Its Governing Board

    Ex-Official Who Quit Housing Agency Job Under Pressure Appointed To Its Governing Board
    Kenneth Hagenow was facing potential disciplinary proceedings in his job as a Manchester Housing Authority administrator in May of 2011 when he and authority officials signed a legal "settlement agreement" — under which he retired and they...
  • College of DuPage was flagged about radio station 10 years before inquiry

    College of DuPage was flagged about radio station 10 years before inquiry
    A College of DuPage auditor raised a red flag about business dealings at the campus radio station in 2003, but the school continued those dealings until they became the focus of a criminal investigation some 10 years later, according to records obtained...
  • Mundelein police consider body cameras

    Mundelein police consider body cameras
    Mundelein police were the first in Lake County to use a new device that automatically reads license plates 24 hours a day. Now, they're among the first in the state to consider buying body cameras that record everything officers do. "If we can do...
  • Questions for the courts

    The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution entitles every American to equal protection under the law. That should mean that different individuals who commit the same criminal offense should face similar punishment, barring mitigating circumstances....
  • Legislative Notebook: GA tackles HRBT snags

    For years trucks that are too tall for the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel's westbound tube have caused routine snarls along the key route. That's still going to happen after the passage of Senate Bill 936 Monday, but drivers will get a chance to avoid a...
  • It's Too Easy For Police To View Private Cellphone Data Under Connecticut Law, ACLU Says

    Under a little-noticed state law passed in 2005 to keep pace with rapidly advancing telecommunication technology, police departments in Connecticut have obtained at least 13,500 court orders to gain access to citizens' cellphone records without meeting...