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  • 'Let The Fire Burn' Playing At Real Art Ways

    'Let The Fire Burn' Playing At Real Art Ways
    Here's one small, disgusting detail from the aftermath of one of the most horrific incidents of government-instigated urban violence in modern American history:
  • Homes Destroyed, People Missing And 767,000 Without Power After Irene

    Homes Destroyed, People Missing And 767,000 Without Power After Irene
    At least 25 homes in East Haven were destroyed, one person has died, others are missing and more than half the state is without power after Tropical Storm Irene tore through Connecticut Sunday. East Haven mayor April Capone said that at least 25 homes in...

    San Francisco tries 'shaming' building owners on quake reinforcement

    San Francisco tries 'shaming' building owners on quake reinforcement
    Cities across California are struggling with how to convince property owners to retrofit buildings at risk of collapse during a major earthquake. San Francisco this week is using an unusual tactic: trying to publicly shame building owners into shoring...

    Respect for citizens

    At city council meetings in many communities, the public comment period serves as window into the concerns and fears of citizens. Speakers bring ideas and problems directly to elected officials who, when possible, answer questions, provide clarification...

    Council OKs city takeover of tax calculations

    Council OKs city takeover of tax calculations
    If historic tax bills are wrong in the future, at least city property owners will know who to blame. The City Council voted unanimously Monday to give Baltimore’s government authority to do the appraisals that determine the size of historic tax...