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  • Apartments approved for nursery land west of Delray

    A plant nursery surrounded by neighborhoods can turn into 346 apartments west of Delray Beach, Palm Beach County commissioners decided Thursday. Redesigning plans to move three-story apartment buildings farther away from neighboring houses and beefing up...
  • County plans for possible work stoppage at FLL

    Responding to two years of worker unrest at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, the county is bracing for a possible work stoppage. On a lengthy County Commission agenda for Tuesday is an item that would help the county avoid a disruption...
  • Commentary: Candidate misunderstands development laws

    Harold Weitzberg's rambling June 4 commentary ("Costa Mesa deserves more-thoughtful development" leads me to believe he does not have a very good grasp of the laws governing a municipality's control of land use. By state law, the city has very limited...
  • Quinn signs Emanuel pension bill

    Quinn signs Emanuel pension bill
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed into law a measure that would cut pension benefits and raise retirement ages for some City Hall workers, granting Mayor Rahm Emanuel a victory but opening himself up to attacks from Republicans who contend the...
  • Candidates for governor promise to restore local highway aid

    Candidates for governor promise to restore local highway aid
    OCEAN CITY — Gubernatorial candidates of both parties promised city and town officials that they would restore local road repair money cut from the state budget by the O'Malley administration. Appearing at the annual convention of the Maryland...
  • Griping neighbors need to check their facts

    A handful of houses are being built in a small town in the Northeast United States. The town, known for its beaches and other attractions for summer vacationers, is a mix of full-time residents, summer renters and second-home owners who vanish in the...
  • Precinct data reveal Devine territory

    While City Council election winner Paula Devine had support from nearly every corner of the city, most of the precincts she dominated were in Glendale’s northern region, according to an analysis of Los Angeles County Registrar/Recorder data. Devine...
  • Hartford, Rock Cats Talked Before – To No Avail

     Hartford, Rock Cats Talked Before – To No Avail
    The New Britain Rock Cats stunned baseball fans with their potential relocation to Hartford, but this is not the first time that a team move to the capital city has been discussed. The Rock Cats broached the idea for a new stadium in Hartford with the...
  • L.A. County board said unaware of U.S. focus on mentally ill inmates

    L.A. County board said unaware of U.S. focus on mentally ill inmates
    A member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors says he and his colleagues were kept in the dark about the extent of federal officials' concerns about alleged mistreatment of mentally ill inmates in county jails. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas...
  • LA Mayor Eric Garcetti Backs Efforts to Stop Outsourcing Film Scoring Jobs

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced support for the American Federation of Musicians' Listen Up! Campaign, designed to stop producers from sending scoring jobs to musicians outside the U.S. "I'm fighting for good paying middle-class jobs across...
  • Keep Corrupting Money Out Of Elections

    Connecticut has the best campaign finance laws in the country, designed to prevent the corrupting influence of big-money donors. A federal court ruling Tuesday ought to end the Democratic Governors Association's attempt to eviscerate those laws. On...