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Woman flashed my mayor's husband sues Oregon city
CLATSKANIE, Ore. (AP) - A woman who was repeatedly flashed by the husband of a northern Oregon city has filed a lawsuit against the city for defamation. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (http://bit.ly/2bZ17Pd ) that the woman says in her lawsuit that Clatskanie Mayor Diane Pohl, her husband Ray Pohl and the ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Oregon English-language films Arrest The Washington Times Comment Government occupations City
West Metro firefighters rescue 5-year-old girl hiding in closet during blaze
West Metro firefighters rescued a 5-year-old girl who hid in a closet after a fire broke out in a Lakewood home early Friday morning, according to firefighters.
211 points by The Denver Post | Utah Newspaper English-language films Salt Lake City Associated Press Colorado City Arizona
After mass shooting, San Bernardino endures a surge in deadly violence
The sound of gunfire and sirens drew about a dozen people out of their homes on San Bernardino’s west side one recent Wednesday night. A beat-up Honda sat in the street — a small cross dangling from the rearview mirror, two bullet holes in the door. Rescue workers pulled Alejandro Herrera, 28,...
6220 points by Los Angeles Times | Police Constable Gang Homicide Murder Terrorism City Los Angeles
Bel Air finance director honored for town employee health and wellness programs
Bel Air Finance Director Lisa Moody is in charge of looking after the Town of Bel Air's budget, but she has taken on an additional effort in the past decade, looking after the health and well being of her co-workers. She was honored for that effort Tuesday evening with the Silver HEAL Leader award...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Health Nutrition Health care Municipality Personal life Medicine City Public health
Howes: Detroit’s revival exaggerated, right?
Detroiters dissing their town is a time-honored tradition here that afflicts the city, the suburbs, the diaspora        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Ford Motor Company General Motors Detroit City Automotive industry Upper middle class Michigan Denial
Phoenix settles complaints regarding fair housing
PHOENIX (AP) - Two fair housing organizations have settled a housing discrimination complaint against the city of Phoenix. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Thursday that Phoenix's housing authority has revised how it administers the federally-funded Housing Choice Voucher program. The Southwest Fair Housing Council and the ...
7 points by The Washington Times | City Phoenix Arizona Arizona Southwestern United States Urban design Disability Urban decay United States
Councilor blasts BPS sneaks
Suburban families are illicitly sneaking their kids into Boston’s elite public exam schools and its free, nationally recognized pre-K program, a city councilor charged yesterday, vowing a crackdown.
195 points by Boston Herald | High school United States City council Kindergarten Resident Councillor City Education
Should Venice secede from Los Angeles?
When, in the course of human events, there are Venice residents who desire to dissolve their bonds with Los Angeles, or “Vexit,” in the hope of securing an independent community — a course the Venice Neighborhood Council is exploring — a decent respect to the opinions of their neighbors requires...
172 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles City Local government Santa Monica California Global city New York City Toronto Chicago
Fighting in Syria's Hama displaces 100,000: UN
Fighting in Syria's western Hama province displaced an estimated 100,000 people between Aug. 28 and Sept. 5, the United Nations said on Wednesday, citing the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the governor of the province.
-1 points by | Bashar al-Assad Syria Population Town City Hafez al-Assad United Nations Rural area
We left Chicago, just in time
This is why we left Chicago. This is why we call our move to the suburbs one of the smartest decisions we've made. This is why we're encouraging all of our friends to do the same. This is why I can't find any good reason to live in the city: Someone was shot dead Wednesday morning in my old neighborhood....
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Chicago Chicago Tribune Left-wing politics Tribune Company Crime WGN-TV Chicago Sun-Times City
Las Vegas manager and producer Seth Yudof: When fake weird becomes real weird
While I like a coffee shop in a former furniture warehouse as much as the next guy, the best part of this downtown renaissance is that you hear live music coming from many bar entrances, as if you were on Bourbon Street in New Orleans or 6th Street in Austin.
568 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Las Vegas Strip Music City Las Vegas Nevada Performance Frank Sinatra
Howes: Rumors of Detroit’s revival exaggerated, right?
Detroiters dissing their town is a time-honored tradition here that afflicts the city, the suburbs, the diaspora        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Ford Motor Company General Motors Detroit City Automotive industry Upper middle class Michigan Denial
Chicago to receive $2.3M to help with police overtime costs
CHICAGO (AP) - The city of Chicago is receiving more than $2.3 million in federal money to help cover overtime costs for police officers amid a spike in violent crime. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin announced Thursday the city is among the latest recipients of funding from the Department of Justice's ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Washington D.C. Federal Bureau of Investigation City United States United States Department of Justice Illinois Federal government of the United States Chicago
2 main streets in South Bend closed since May reopen
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Two primary streets in South Bend closed since May have reopened. Mayor Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tah-juhj) and other city officials on Thursday removed a barricade, reopening Michigan Street, which goes through downtown South Bend. That street and Main Street were closed to install roundabouts and to ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Street Washington D.C. City Chicago Amtrak The Streets The Washington Times Indiana
Philadelphia's Board of Health adopts restrictions on tobacco sales
New regulations aimed at curtailing the high number of tobacco retailers in low-income neighborhoods, particularly those near schools, were approved Thursday night by the Philadelphia Board of Health.
57 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Tobacco smoking Abuse Defamation Department store Bullying Retailing City Tobacco
Five neighborhoods annexed by Atlanta will return to Fulton County

4 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Unincorporated area Fulton County Georgia Atlanta United States City Atlanta metropolitan area Georgia DeKalb County Georgia
Fulton County tries to educate residents about transportation taxes

7 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | City
2 street collapses above sewer line to cost about $10M
BALTIMORE (AP) - Officials say two street collapses above a century-old Baltimore sewer line near downtown earlier this year are expected to cost the city at least a combined $10 million in repairs. The Department of Public Works said Tuesday that a portion of West Centre Street will be resurfaced, ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | English-language films Chinatown Manhattan Los Angeles Washington D.C. African American The Washington Times City The Road
Hoping to blunt anti-growth forces, Garcetti vows to bar private developer meetings
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says he plans to put a stop to private meetings between planning commissioners and real estate developers or other outside parties, part of a bigger attempt to fend off a hotly contested ballot measure that would restrict development. The move comes as Garcetti and...
341 points by Los Angeles Times | Los Angeles City Municipality Commissioner The Commission Ex parte Mayor Ex parte Quirin
Wells Fargo to pay $185 million, fire 5,300 workers over allegations employees opened fake accounts
City and federal officials have accepted a $185 million settlement with Wells Fargo over allegations that the bank’s employees, driven by strict sales quotas, regularly opened new accounts for customers without their knowledge.
652 points by The Denver Post | Wells Fargo Los Angeles The Los Angeles Times First Interstate Bancorp City Beverly Hills California Bank of America San Fernando Valley
Feds slap Wells Fargo with record fine over fake accounts
NEW YORK — California and federal regulators fined Wells Fargo a combined $185 million on Thursday, alleging the bank’s employees illegally opened millions of unauthorized accounts for their customers in order to meet aggressive sales goals. The San Francisco-based bank will pay $100 million to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a federal agency created five...
77 points by New York Post | Wells Fargo Los Angeles The Los Angeles Times City Los Angeles Times 1992 Los Angeles riots First Interstate Bancorp San Fernando Valley
Wells Fargo fined $185 million for improper account openings
California and federal regulators fined Wells Fargo a combined $185 million on Thursday, alleging the bank's employees illegally opened millions of unauthorized accounts for their customers in order to ...
1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Wells Fargo Los Angeles The Los Angeles Times City Los Angeles Times First Interstate Bancorp 1992 Los Angeles riots San Fernando Valley
Wells Fargo fined $185M for transferring customers’ money
California and federal regulators fined Wells Fargo a combined $185 million on Thursday.
1065 points by Daily News | Wells Fargo Los Angeles The Los Angeles Times City Los Angeles Times First Interstate Bancorp 1992 Los Angeles riots Leona Helmsley
Wells Fargo fined $185 million for improper account openings; 5,300 people fired in connection
California and federal regulators fined Wells Fargo a combined $185 million on Thursday, alleging the bank's employees illegally opened millions of unauthorized accounts for their customers in order to meet aggressive sales goals. The San Francisco-based bank will pay $100 million to the Consumer...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Wells Fargo Los Angeles The Los Angeles Times City Los Angeles Times 1992 Los Angeles riots First Interstate Bancorp San Fernando Valley
U.K. Police Charge Four Men Over Terror Plot
British authorities have charged four men with planning to carry out acts of terrorism, nearly two weeks after they were arrested in a series of raids.
286 points by The Wall Street Journal | City England London
Chicago awarded $1M USDA urban farming grant
Chicago will receive a $1 million federal grant to boost and coordinate urban farming in the city, particularly on land near the long-awaited Englewood Line rail trail, city and federal officials announced Thursday. Chicago's new "Growing for Chicago" initiative is one of 45 projects to be awarded...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Permaculture Sustainable agriculture City Food security Agriculture United States Rails with trails Sustainability
FBI probe shadows City Council's return
Philadelphia City Council returned from its three-month summer recess Thursday, proceeding with business as usual despite the cloud of an FBI probe looming over the office of Majority Leader Bobby Henon.
24 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Federal Bureau of Investigation Councillor Law enforcement agency City City council Municipality Philadelphia Early childhood education
Lafayette lays claim to 20 acres of Erie in unprecedented legal maneuver
In a standoff with Erie over the future of a retail-ready site at the corner of Arapahoe Road and U.S. 287, Lafayette has taken the unprecedented step of attempting to lay claim to its neighbor's land by filing a condemnation action in court.
135 points by The Denver Post | Colorado municipalities Front Range Urban Corridor Weld County Colorado Local government in the United States City Boulder County Colorado City manager Eminent domain
Can London be Europe's culture capital?
London is the city where gifted young designers from all around the world come to succeed. When Zaha Hadid left Baghdad to learn how to be an architect, she chose the Architectural Association School in London. Roksanda Illincic knew she could not become a world class fashion designer in her native Belgrade, so she chose to study at Central Saint Martins, the school that has also produced Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney and Christopher Kane.
87 points by CNN | European Union Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design London Terence Conran Design City Rem Koolhaas Zaha Hadid
Turner to lead trade trip to Cuba
With a nonstop flight to Cuba coming to Bush Intercontinental Airport in late November, Mayor Sylvester Turner is leading a trade mission to the island nation later this month.
-1 points by The Houston Chronicle | Houston Texas City George Bush Intercontinental Airport Greater Houston Continental Airlines Political geography Mexico
Insurance deductible raised over city council's conflicts
LAKE ELMO, Minn. (AP) - Insurers say they've significantly raised the deductible on insuring Lake Elmo because the city is being managed in a way that creates too much of a risk of lawsuits. The Insurance Trust Board of the League of Minnesota Cities has raised the deductible from $500 ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Insurance Municipality Councillor English-language films City Minnesota Deductible Risk
Detroit wins national $4M grant for Fitzgerald project
Grant to bolster northwest Detroit project to reoccupy 100 homes, build walkable neighborhood        
-1 points by The Detroit News | City Honda Civic Neighborhoods Mayors Michigan Chicago Initiative Economic development
'Mayor' of Eastport dies after cancer battle
Mike Miron was a business owner, city official and a founder of the Maritime Republic of Eastport
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Annapolis Maryland Annapolis Mall Municipality City Westfield Group History Maritime history Lewis Mumford
Baltimore has some of the country's worst health outcomes, disparities
Whether you're looking at chronic conditions, sexually transmitted diseases or other maladies, Baltimore has some of the worse health outcomes in the state and the nation.City data shows 19 percent of Baltimore residents have asthma, while statewide it's 14 percent; 30 percent of children are obese,...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Sexually transmitted disease Medicine Epidemiology African American City Metropolitan area Human sexual behavior Urban area
Kenney staffers heading to Europe on a trade mission
Members of Mayor Kenney's administration will travel to Europe this month on a trade mission stopping in Germany, Portugal, and France.
122 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Philadelphia Michael Nutter Pennsylvania Municipality Tel Aviv City Eintracht Frankfurt Mayor
7 shootings mar Labor Day weekend

1 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Georgia Savannah Georgia Metropolitan Police Service Savannah Morning News City of London City
Chicago police expanding use of gunshot detection, cameras
CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Police Department is expanding the use of a gunshot detection system and surveillance cameras in areas of the city that are dealing with high rates of gun violence. Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says in a statement the expanded ShotSpotter system and crime cameras will ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Police Chicago Police Department City Police brutality Crime Surveillance Dennis Farina Crime prevention
Official: City's low fund balance 'no cushion against hard times'
The city's meager reserve funds offer "almost no cushion against hard times," Philadelphia Finance Director Rob Dubow said at a hearing Wednesday.
-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Bond Finance City Metropolitan area Bond credit rating Defamation Debut albums Municipality
S. Jersey man to face murder trial in fatal shooting outside Cavanaugh's River Deck
A 23-year-old South Jersey man was held for trial Wednesday on murder and weapon offenses in connection with the July 24 shooting death of a man outside Cavanaugh's River Deck at Penn's Landing.
-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | New Jersey Camden County New Jersey Delaware Valley Burlington County New Jersey Judge Philadelphia City Camden New Jersey
Scandal plagues City of Commerce, but generous services help blunt public scrutiny
Among the cluster of small struggling cities that line the 710 Freeway in Southeast Los Angeles County, Commerce has always been different. Fueled by hefty tax revenue from the Commerce Casino, Citadel outlet mall and other businesses, the city has long provided services to residents that surrounding...
553 points by Los Angeles Times | Campaign finance Political corruption Commerce Casino City Los Angeles
5 killed in train derailment in Egypt
AL-AYAT, Egypt — A train went off the tracks south of Egypt’s capital, Cairo, on Wednesday, killing five people, according to the Health Ministry. Ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed said 27 people were injured in the accident in the al-Ayat area, about 31 miles south of Cairo. The cause of the accident was not immediately known,...
13 points by New York Post | Egypt Islam Eid ul-Fitr Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria City Hajj Naguib Mahfouz Islamic holy days
Community gardens could grow in blighted Nevada neighborhoods
Community gardens could sprout in blighted urban areas under a bill introduced Friday in the Nevada Senate.
-1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Gardening Nevada Legislatures Village Urban planning Community gardening Nevada Assembly City
Top 10 Takeover: Grey Ghost tickets on sale now!
Today at noon, tickets to the third round of Takeover dinners go on sale. And first up is Grey Ghost on April 11        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Detroit Metro Detroit Light Chicago City Space Bill Clinton Detroit Free Press
X-rated film streamed through Turkish city’s loudspeakers (VIDEO)
Turkish cities often turn on their loudspeakers to send out the Muslim call to prayer, but one town was treated to a quite scandalous broadcast when the sounds of a porn flick were transmitted to residents. The mayor denounced the stunt as “unmoral.” Read Full Article at RT.com
568 points by Russia Today | Social media Municipality Sound Neighbourhood City Legal process Laughter Pornography
Kremlin warns Navalny supporters against unsanctioned rally
The Russian president’s press secretary says top Kremlin officials are keeping track on developments around a rally planned by supporters of anti-corruption activist Aleksey Navalny, but warned them against launching unlicensed protests. Read Full Article at RT.com
-1 points by Russia Today | Law Police Law enforcement agency Local government Interior ministry London City Russia
City councilors divided over Concord condo disclosure
There’s wide disagreement among Concord’s city councilors about whether and how Deputy City Manager Brian LeBrun’s plans to buy one of the condos at Sacred Heart Church should have been made public.Some said in hindsight it should have been disclosed alongside the note that he left the meeting befor...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Councillor City council Conflict of interest Legislators Management occupations City
Found while cycling Boston's streets: A new spirituality
BOSTON (AP) — Bicycling through Boston's twisting, traffic-clogged streets may seem more about self-preservation than spiritual enlightenment.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Bicycle Jonathan Frakes Executive director Boston City Wheel Urban planning Non-executive director
NCAA Tournament live scoring
Check out the latest scores in the NCAA Tournament.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Missouri Kansas Amtrak U.S. state City Oregon Minnesota Missouri River
Ethics board says Williams faces stiff payback deadline

-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Grand jury Indictment Gift Jury GiFT City Jaguar Cars Jaguar XK
Chicago has biggest population dip as southern states grow
CHICAGO (AP) — The last straw that convinced Chicago native Marissa Marshall it was time to move away was hearing dangerously close gunfire in the rough neighborhood where she found affordable housing.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Chicago Demography Metropolitan area City Illinois Population Chicago metropolitan area United States