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  • School budget fails yet again, may be cut to zero increase

    Griswold will start the school year without an education budget in place, as voters rejected the fourth Board of Education budget proposal at a July 22 referendum by a 981-1022 margin. Finance board members expect to cut the $25,291,300 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

    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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Spain's king to abdicate for political reasons: palace source

    Spain's king to abdicate for political reasons: palace source
    Spain's King Juan Carlos said on Monday he would abdicate in favor of his son Prince Felipe, aiming to revive the scandal-hit monarchy at a time of economic hardship and growing discontent with the wider political elite. "A new generation is quite...
  • Park Ridge official suggests library break off from city

    Park Ridge official suggests library break off from city
    As a proposed referendum question asking Park Ridge residents whether to raise property taxes for the Park Ridge Public Library inches closer to the Nov. 4 ballot, one alderman is raising another question: should the library split from the city and create...
  • Putin visits seized Crimea territory, hails its 'return' to Russia

    Putin visits seized Crimea territory, hails its 'return' to Russia
    Russian President Vladimir Putin stirred fresh outrage Friday when he capped his country’s annual Victory Day display of military might with a visit to the Crimean territory seized from Ukraine earlier this year and praised its return to the “...
  • As Ukraine separatists prepare to vote, world awaits Kremlin response

    Pro-Russia gunmen occupying Ukrainian government buildings in the volatile eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk have summoned the local populations to vote Sunday on whether to seek “autonomy” from the government in Kiev, a divisive...
  • Separatists urge supporters in east Ukraine to vote on autonomy

    Separatists urge supporters in east Ukraine to vote on autonomy
    As violent clashes flared anew in eastern Ukraine, pro-Russia separatists summoned their supporters to vote Sunday on whether to seek autonomy from the government in Kiev despite widespread condemnation of the rogue referendum and retracted support from...