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  • Des Plaines debates electrical aggregation referendum

    Des Plaines debates electrical aggregation referendum
    The Des Plaines City Council debated recently whether residents and small-business owners would be interested in allowing city officials to negotiate a potentially lower monthly electric bill on their behalf. Illinois law allows municipalities and...
  • Iraqi Kurds signal intent to hold independence referendum

    Iraqi Kurds signal intent to hold independence referendum
    The leader of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region called on lawmakers Thursday to prepare an independence referendum, a move that threatens to lead to the breakup of Iraq. Kurdistan, where most of Iraq's 5 million Kurds live in an oasis of stability ...
  • Mass. High Court: Casino Repeal Will Go To A Vote

    Mass. High Court: Casino Repeal Will Go To A Vote
    The high court in Massachusetts ruled Tuesday that a petition to effectively ban casinos will go to a vote in November, potentially erasing plans for destination resorts in Springfield and Greater Boston. At the least, the decision delays the start of...
  • San Francisco firm defends Hong Kong vote from online attack

    Two weeks ago, Matthew Prince, the chief executive of San Francisco tech company CloudFlare, had no clue that people in Hong Kong were preparing to hold a controversial online referendum on democratic reforms. By Thursday night, half a world away from...
  • Glossy Casino Dreams Face Test At Ballot Box

    Glossy Casino Dreams Face Test At Ballot Box
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court shuffled the deck in New England public affairs Tuesday when it ruled that there shall be a referendum in the Bay State this fall on legalizing state licensed casinos. This was good news on many counts. The...
  • Hong Kong votes in unofficial democracy poll in defiance of China

    Hong Kong votes in unofficial democracy poll in defiance of China
    More than 780,000 votes were cast by Sunday, the final day of an unofficial referendum on democratic reforms in Hong Kong, part of a civil campaign that has been branded illegal by local and mainland Chinese authorities. Hong Kong, a free-wheeling,...
  • Hong Kong braces for protests as vote fuels pro-democracy movement

    Hong Kong braces for protests as vote fuels pro-democracy movement
    Nearly 800,000 people voted in a nonbinding Hong Kong referendum aimed at agitating for greater democracy, organizers said early Monday, and the semi-autonomous Chinese city was bracing for hundreds of thousands of people to march through the streets...
  • Lehigh County charter change would make things worse

    I'm sure you're familiar with the expression "Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater." A popular forwarded email that began circulating in the late '90s purported to explain the origins of that and other familiar expressions, all dating back to...
  • Griswold School Budget Heads To Round Three

    Griswold School Budget Heads To Round Three
    While a vote of 612-550 resolved the town government budget for fiscal 2014-15, the school budget is headed for round three following a cut of an additional $342,000. The cut was made by the Board of Finance the day after the revised school spending...
  • Scottish Desire for Freedom Raises the Question: And Then What?

    EDINBURGH, Scotland -- Next week the Edinburgh Film Festival marks the 20th anniversary of the start of production on "Braveheart" with a special screening, which coincides nicely with the run-up to September's referendum on Scottish independence. Both...
  • Strong turnout for referendum on choosing Hong Kong's leader

    Strong turnout for referendum on choosing Hong Kong's leader
    More than 400,000 Hong Kong residents cast electronic ballots Friday in a nonbinding referendum aimed at giving the Chinese city’s 7.2 million people more of a voice in how their chief executive is selected, organizers of the vote said. However,...