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  • Park Ridge mayor asks library to put tax hike to a vote

    Park Ridge mayor asks library to put tax hike to a vote
    With Park Ridge's public library facing deficit spending and the prospect of cuts to staff and services, some city officials think a library tax hike should be put to a public vote. "They should go out (and) they should ask the taxpayers, 'Do you want...
  • Canadian dollar's respite from slide unlikely to last

    (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar's respite from recent heavy selling will only be temporary as a sluggish domestic economy and a dovish central bank stance are expected to drag the currency lower, a Reuters poll released on Wednesday showed. Investors...
  • Village, district prepare to move forward with Brainerd demolition

    Village, district prepare to move forward with Brainerd demolition
    The issue of whether to renovate the Brainerd building has been a polarizing one in Libertyville for years. But now, with voters speaking out last month against a proposed $11.5 million renovation, village and district officials are preparing to move...
  • Reports of multiple voting, falsified turnout cast doubt on results of Crimea referendum

    SIMFEROPOL, Crimea On March 16, as Crimeans voted in a referendum on joining Russia, a convoy of Russian minibuses and cars drew up to the center of Lytvynenkove, a village about 15 miles northeast of the peninsular capital. Members of the local self-...
  • Transgender rights bill could be petitioned to referendum

    Transgender rights bill could be petitioned to referendum
    The day after the state legislature extended civil rights protections to transgender people, the group that successfully petitioned same-sex marriage to the ballot in 2012 threatened to petition the transgender protections, too.  MdPetitions.org sent...
  • U.N. General Assembly rebukes Russia over Ukraine

    The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly adopted a resolution declaring Crimea’s referendum on independence illegal, a move that U.S. and European diplomats hope will help deter Russia from seizing more of Ukraine. The measure, sponsored...
  • Brummer breaks up Orange charter change proposal

    Brummer breaks up Orange charter change proposal
    Orange County Commissioner Fred Brummer has revised a proposed voter referendum plan, ditching an up-or-down vote on several charter changes, and instead pushing them as separate questions on the Aug. 26 primary ballot. Brummer's previous plan was to...
  • Pro-Russia protesters seize buildings in eastern Ukraine

    MOSCOW -- Pro-Russia demonstrators on Sunday seized at least three government buildings in industrial cities of eastern Ukraine, which has been plagued by demonstrations in favor of stronger ties to Moscow. Early in the day several hundred demonstrators...
  • If Crimea can vote to secede, why can't, say, Texas?

    If Crimea can vote to secede, why can't, say, Texas?
    In his combative speech to members of the Russian parliament and other dignitaries Tuesday, Vladimir Putin played his trump card in defending the secession of Crimea from Ukraine. Putin pointed to “the well-known Kosovo precedent, a precedent...
  • Ukraine will never accept Crimea's annexation to Russia, official says

    Ukraine will never accept Crimea's annexation to Russia, official says
    SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine -- Ukraine will never recognize the results of the weekend referendum that favored Crimea’s secession and it will never accept the annexation of the peninsula by Russia, acting President Oleksandr Turchynov said Tuesday....
  • U.S. must be ready to impose additional sanctions on Russia

    When he announced sanctions against key Russian officials on Monday morning, President Obama indicated that he would take even harsher measures in the days ahead if Russia continued to undermine the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine....