| Apr 3, 2011
After the fires were out and the dead accounted for, state regulators tasked with determining the cause of the natural gas explosion that leveled an Allentown city block ordered UGI Utilities to dig up its own pipe and find out why it failed.
| Nov 29, 2011
| 1:01 PM
With the largest tax increase in Connecticut history kicking in, the state is projected to generate a surplus of more than $100 million in the current fiscal year - finally pushing the state into the black.
While the number might seem surprising after...
| Oct 8, 2011
| 6:42 AM
Crews today began slowly clearing railroad cars involved in a fiery derailment more than 100 miles west of Chicago Friday, as some of the 26 cars continued to smolder, the chief federal investigator in the accident said today.
Investigators arrived on-...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 12:00 PM
We always seem to hear about health insurance premiums going up, but at one local workplace, they've gone down.
From the basketball court to the pilates studio, and even at their desks, many Washington and Lee University employees are taking steps to...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 11:27 AM
This recession has created a glut of people willing “to work for almost anything,” according to a state labor official, and it’s creating an epidemic of employers scamming the system and their employees.
Companies are failing to pay for...
| Dec 28, 2011
At one time, Florencia Cano was so depressed her younger sister would put food in her mouth to coax her to eat.
Eight years later, she is determined to stop the closing of the North Side mental health center where she received the counseling she...
| Dec 29, 2011
On January 1, 2012, more than 200 new laws, covering everything from local library boards to murder, will go into effect.
Chicago Tribune political reporter Rick Pearson says some that might impact you the most include:
- Toll hike
| Dec 29, 2011
| 8:37 PM
Contracts between Newport Beach and the city's public safety unions are set to expire Saturday, and officials said they have not yet agreed on how much workers' retirement benefits should be scaled back.
Newport Beach police, firefighters and...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 10:04 AM
After a sizable percentage of Kalamazoo city employees signed up for early retirement incentives, officials are saying that paying out the incentives will lead cuts in services.
The early retirement program was instated to help curb a projected $6-...
| Jan 2, 2012
| 3:09 PM
Despite popular belief, a surge of laziness and gluttony is not what's making Americans fat, says science writer and fat researcher Gary Taubes, author of "Why We Get Fat."
In looking at the past 30 years, during which time obesity rates have soared,...
| Jan 2, 2012
| 3:54 PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A prayer group is getting special access to the Statehouse for the opening day of the 2012 session.
People attending Capitol Commission Indiana's prayer day at the Statehouse can show a copy of an email message to skirt an...