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  • Water main break causes disruptions in downtown Baltimore

    Water main break causes disruptions in downtown Baltimore
    Commuters to Baltimore faced heavy traffic and major delays Tuesday, after a large water main break downtown buckled the surface of Light Street and sent water gushing through Lombard and Pratt streets. Jamie Kendrick, the city’s deputy...
  • Conference of Mayors says high unemployment with linger for years

     
    Seventy-five metro areas across the U.S. are projected to still have double-digit unemployment rates by the end of this year, according to a new report from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Almost 50 of those cities are not expected to return to peak...
  • Fewer guns don't mean more butter, Mr. Mayor

     
    U.S. Conference of Mayors is asking Washington "speed up the ending" of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan....
  • A flawed argument for an Afghan withdrawal

     
    This week the U.S. Conference of Mayors, whose members include Orlando's Buddy Dyer, called for a “speedier drawdown” of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Spending on the Afghan war is running about $120 billion a year, or $10 billion a month....
  • L.A. mayor appoints senior advisor for food policy

     
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has appointed Paula Daniels, who chairs his Food Policy Council, to be his senior advisor on food policy. Among her jobs will be overseeing efforts to increase residents’ access to local, affordable and...
  • Villaraigosa: Cuts to transportation would be 'devastating blow'

     
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa warned a Senate committee that federal cuts to transportation would be a "devastating blow." It would set back local projects and damage the nation's economic recovery....
  • Villaraigosa: Riding Prop. 13 resentment to Sacramento? [poll]

     
    What do you think of Villaraigosa's move? Is it smart policy-wise but too risky politically? Or is Proposition 13 fine as it is? Take our poll, post your comment or do both....
  • California officials say jobs riding on transportation bill

     
    State and local leaders this week used the approaching Labor Day holiday as a platform to call for federal investment in transportation projects, warning that failure to do so would further damage the nation’s infrastructure and cost millions of...
  • Mayor Villaraigosa unveils website to help Los Angeles businesses

     
    L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa unveiled a new city website Thursday designed to make it easy for businesses to find places to build their headquarters, open up a manufacturing plant or launch a retail operation....
  • Mayor Dyer to David Stern: ‘Everyone loses if there is no season’

     
    That’s part of a letter that Dyer and 13 other mayors from cities with NBA franchises sent to Stern, the commissioner of the NBA, and Hunter, the head of the players association....
  • New federal consumer agency still handcuffed by politicians

     
    It really wasn't a surprise that the Senate failed to confirm Richard Cordray this morning as director of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Senate Republicans previously had threatened to block the nomination of any director until the new...