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  • Ukraine separatists hunker down and hope Putin will come to their aid

     Ukraine separatists hunker down and hope Putin will come to their aid
    SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — At the epicenter of the pro-Russia rebellion in eastern Ukraine, masked men on Friday raced around in commandeered police cars, blowing through stop lights and flying over speed bumps. Although it was a warm spring day, the...
  • Broward schools ask for $800 million bond referendum

    Broward schools ask for $800 million bond referendum
    Broward County School Board members say they've helped repair the district's damaged reputation, so now they want taxpayers to help fix its severely damaged schools. The board voted unanimously Tuesday to ask voters in November to approve a 30-year,...
  • Russia says Ukraine vote not valid without talks with separatists

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday issued a veiled warning that the Kremlin won't recognize Ukraine's May 25 presidential election unless the Kiev government first submits to power-sharing talks with pro-Russia separatists in eastern...
  • Park Ridge officials inch closer to library tax referendum

    Park Ridge officials inch closer to library tax referendum
    Park Ridge voters could be asked this November to pay an additional $800,000, or more, in taxes for each of the next four to five years to stave off projected deficits and cuts at the city's public library. Park Ridge aldermen and library board trustees...
  • Zorn: Don't make it harder to override governor's veto

    Zorn: Don't make it harder to override governor's veto
    Two ballot initiatives have been making news this week as backers of term limits and of changing the way Illinois draws its legislative maps submit their petitions to the State Board of Elections hoping for a spot on the November ballot. But while these...
  • New Trier referendum would be smaller this go-around

    New Trier referendum would be smaller this go-around
    Voters in New Trier High School District 203 may be asked to approve a tax increase to pay for the majority of a proposed $100 million renovation of the Winnetka campus with the rest of the money coming from the district's reserve fund. During an...
  • Ukraine ultimatum to separatists thwarted by pro-Russia police

    Ukraine ultimatum to separatists thwarted by pro-Russia police
    MOSCOW -- A threatened sweep by Ukrainian armed forces to oust pro-Russia gunmen occupying government buildings in eastern Ukraine failed to materialize after local police in the besieged venues apparently refused to take part in the proclaimed "anti-...
  • Fort Lauderdale commissioners say flooding issues are their top priority

    The police station may be falling apart and City Hall is showing its age, but when it comes to major spending projects, commissioners say the focus has to be on water. The only realistic way to come up with the needed money is for residents to agree...
  • Santa Monica kills massive development; residents claim victory

    Santa Monica kills massive development; residents claim victory
    The Santa Monica City Council on Tuesday rescinded a controversial development agreement for one of the city’s largest projects following an outcry from the community and a successful referendum campaign. The Hines project -- a 765,000-square-foot...
  • Palm Beach County voters to face school tax question on ballot

    Palm Beach County voters will get this choice on their November ballot: support school arts — or lower your property taxes. The question involves whether to continue a tax of 25 cents per $1,000 of assessed value that the school district imposed in...
  • Santa Monica City Council scraps Bergamot Transit Village plan

    Santa Monica City Council scraps Bergamot Transit Village plan
    Following community outcry and a successful referendum campaign, the Santa Monica City Council has rescinded a controversial development agreement for one of the city's largest projects. The Bergamot Transit Village — a 765,000-square-foot office,...