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  • Eschewing lobbyists, states advocate for themselves

    WASHINGTON The 15 major Florida commercial ports usually compete with each other for business. What drew them together was a shared mission to force a gridlocked and polarized Congress to shake loose about $2 billion in federal money.
  • Maryland's U.S. senators press for water funding

    Maryland's U.S. senators press for water funding
    Maryland Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski toured Baltimore's 99-year-old Montebello water treatment plant Monday to draw attention to the needs of municipalities nationwide for federal help to upgrade their aging infrastructure. Cardin sipped...

    Tamarac's kids program scores second place award

    Tamarac's efforts to teach kids the importance of healthy eating and living has scored a national award. The city was among 10 municipalities, including Beverly Hills, Calif., that received the equivalent of second place in the 2014 U.S. Conference of...

    Should Orlando welcome Uber?: Front Burner

    Should Orlando welcome Uber?: Front Burner
    San Francisco-based Uber has rattled the taxi industry around the world by offering a competing "ridesharing" approach to transportation. Under the company's UberX service, passengers can use a smartphone app to summon drivers willing to give them a...

    Heroin use rising sharply since 2007, US mayors told

    DALLAS Heroin use increased more than 80 percent nationwide from 2007 to 2012, driven by ample supply and a crackdown on prescription narcotics, mayors and policy leaders from across the country were told Sunday. The leaders attending the U.S. Conference...