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  • War on drugs not working: New Voices

    On May 12, 1996, Miami police raided the home of Richard Brown on a false tip that the 73-year-old retiree with no criminal record was selling drugs. After busting the door open, police claim that Richards began firing a gun, prompting officers to pump...
  • Years after Fort Ritchie opened for redevelopment, base remains shuttered

    Years after Fort Ritchie opened for redevelopment, base remains shuttered
    The redevelopment of a former Army post in the Blue Ridge Mountains might not appear to have much in common with the renovation of the historic Hippodrome Theatre on Baltimore's west side. Spanning roughly 600 acres in Western Maryland's Washington...
  • Man again files term limit petition in Arlington Heights

    Man again files term limit petition in Arlington Heights
    Term limits may again be headed to the ballot for Arlington Heights voters to weigh in on in the next election. Bill Gnech, a resident and outspoken critic of the village government, has filed another petition to limit the village president and trustees...
  • Inspector General: 'My 60 Chicago City Council investigations'

    Inspector General: 'My 60 Chicago City Council investigations'
    In the past 30 years, 32 Chicago aldermen have gone to jail. Clearly there's a desperate need for oversight. When I agreed to police the City Council in 2011 as legislative inspector general I made it clear that I was not going to be a lap dog, despite...
  • Hampton's urban farmers receiving tax breaks

    Hampton's urban farmers receiving tax breaks
    HAMPTON — On a sunny June morning, the cattle at Willow Oak Farm nearly broke into a gallop as breakfast arrived on a flatbed wagon. Roughly two dozen cows nosed for position around Thomas "Tommy" Thompson as he spread bales of hay from the...
  • California drought: Lawmakers consider historic rules to limit groundwater pumping

    In what would be the most significant water law passed in California in nearly 50 years, lawmakers in Sacramento are working with Gov. Jerry Brown on a landmark measure to regulate groundwater pumping for the first time. With an Aug. 31 deadline until...
  • Response to Allentown sewage backup stinks

    Matt Ackerman was in the basement of his Allentown home when he heard a gurgling sound coming from the sewer drain. "I know when that is happening, that's not a good thing," he said. It sure wasn't. Sewage was spouting from the drain in the laundry...
  • Musikfest's founder takes a bow

    Musikfest founder Jeff Parks has a confession: He doesn't like crowds. But Parks, who has helped draw millions of people to Bethlehem, wore a big smile last week as he weaved his way through crowds at the annual free music festival. Making his way...
  • Like others, Charlotte's no-bid contract lets Motorola lock up market share

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. Motorola has thrived virtually without competition as Charlotte's emergency radio company, scoring more than $60 million in no-bid contracts over the last decade. The latest sole-source deal, approved by the Charlotte City Council last...
  • Park Ridge takes up medical pot zoning

    Park Ridge takes up medical pot zoning
    Park Ridge is starting to get queries from companies interested in operating stores selling medical marijuana. Before acting on any such requests, the city wants to adopt the "reasonable" zoning regulations allowed under the state law that made the...
  • Emanuel touts progressive issues in NYC ahead of re-election bid

    Emanuel touts progressive issues in NYC ahead of re-election bid
    NEW YORK — Seated under the crystal chandeliers in the ornate ballroom of New York’s official residence Monday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel related the story of a poor, single mother from Pilsen who chose to put off getting a job after discovering...