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  • Sweeping reforms suggested to fix CPS truancy crisis

    Sweeping reforms suggested to fix CPS truancy crisis
    A state task force formed in response to a Tribune investigation recommended on Thursday sweeping reforms to address absenteeism in Chicago elementary schools, saying the future of the city's children and its economy are at stake. Chicago Public Schools...
  • L.A. officials reach 1-year contract deal with police officers' union

    Los Angeles city officials have reached a tentative one-year salary agreement with the police officers' union that dramatically expands cash payments for overtime while avoiding raises for most workers, according to a source familiar with the proposed...
  • Jane C. Newman, 1945-2014

     Jane C. Newman, 1945-2014
    Jane C. Newman was a physical education teacher at Wiesbrook Elementary School in Wheaton at a time when budget cuts were prompting district administrators to consider reducing or eliminating gym classes. Mrs. Newman held strong views about the value of...
  • Burbank utility rates to rise

    Burbank utility customers can expect rate increases starting in July after all, as one Burbank City Council member on Monday flipped his vote after city officials said keeping rates stagnant would cause a $7.6 million revenue shortfall and extensive...
  • Army agency's restructuring worries Orlando simulation industry

    Army agency's restructuring worries Orlando simulation industry
    Under pressure from defense budget cuts, the Army's high-tech training contracts agency in Orlando is undergoing a major restructuring that has cast some uncertainty on the future of the region's training and simulation industry. The agency has lost...
  • More overtime pay, limited raises in tentative LAPD labor deal

    Los Angeles city officials Tuesday reached a tentative one-year salary agreement with the police officers' union that dramatically expands cash payments for overtime while avoiding raises for most workers, according to a source familiar with the...
  • California acts to speed up quake fault mapping

    California acts to speed up quake fault mapping
    With Gov. Jerry Brown's approval, California officials are reviving an ambitious plan to study dangerous earthquake faults and create zoning maps that could restrict development. The California Geological Survey began Tuesday to zone the Santa Monica...
  • State approves O'Malley's $84 million in budget cuts

    State approves O'Malley's $84 million in budget cuts
    The lackluster economy prompted Gov. Martin O'Malley to propose erasing $84 million in planned spending for next year. Just a day after the new state budget took effect, O'Malley persuaded the Board of Public Works unanimously to approve a modest set of...
  • Fitch, S&P downgrade South Africa's bond rating and outlook

    Fitch, S&P downgrade South Africa's bond rating and outlook
    Two global agencies downgraded South Africa’s bond rating and outlook on Friday as the country's economy suffers through a crippling 5-month-old strike by platinum miners. Fitch ratings agency downgraded the country’s outlook from stable...
  • A bumpy year for Maryland's economy

    A bumpy year for Maryland's economy
    Maryland's economy has grown almost without fail in the last quarter-century, ticking up year after year. But not in 2013. That's according to early estimates from the U.S. Department of Commerce, which showed Maryland's gross domestic product...
  • SSA transfers disability appeals cases to cut backlog

    SSA transfers disability appeals cases to cut backlog
    The Social Security Administration will transfer more than 15 percent of its disability appeals cases from its Baltimore office to other cities in an effort to relieve what has become the third-worst processing delay in the nation, the agency said Friday....