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  • The slow drip of America's infrastructure crisis

    The slow drip of America's infrastructure crisis
    This month, a critical link in the city's most essential public infrastructure hit a breaking point: A 120-year old water main burst, shutting down Light and Lombard streets, disrupting commutes and downtown businesses. Only 10 days later, a sink hole...
  • Antonio Villaraigosa's goals for L.A. and beyond

    Antonio Villaraigosa's goals for L.A. and beyond
    In a corny old movie, they'd illustrate this bit with pages flying off a calendar: Antonio Villaraigosa has about 10 months left as mayor of Los Angeles, and although his name is bruited about for higher office, City Hall is where he says wants to be. Not...
  • In Charlotte, one man stood up for the poor -- and it wasn't Barack Obama

    Columnist Leonard Pitts wrote a story for the front page of last Sunday's Charlotte Observer indicting both parties for failing to speak up for the poor. He inspired this column. I could be writing the expected narrative from a conservative at the...
  • 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,┬ácalled 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...