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Looking for violations of ethics and integrity in government always yields interesting results. Our federal government points fingers at developing countries for their crude corruption thousands of miles away. But they are slow to recognize the more...
Baltimore Sun reporterFrom the Maryland Politics blog: Meetings of the city's spending board are generally sleepy bureaucratic pageants, punctuated by the occasional protest from contractors or sopping arrival of officials caught in the rain. But Tom Kiefaber, who ran the...
Tags: Politics, Belvedere Square, Family, Radio Industry, Contracts
In his Sept. 6 letter, "Study will just waste more tax money," Bob Gregg rails against the Rim of the Valley study. This is the same Bob Gregg who tirelessly promoted Oakmont V a number of years ago, a development that would have ripped (in the fullest...
Tags: Politics, Public Finance, Hawaii, George W. Bush, Barack Obama
In the midst of a crushing budget crisis, the Broward school district mistakenly paid more than $290,000 to a Fort Lauderdale firm for a school classroom addition that it quickly scrapped. Now the district finds itself in the awkward position of asking...
Tags: Politics, Public Finance, Westglades Middle School , FBI, Contracts
At a time when many real estate companies are having trouble getting loans for expansion, Pikesville-based America's Realty is growing steadily. Headed by chief executive Carl Verstandig, it now controls 164 commercial developments in 13 states —...
Tags: Politics, Realty, Towson, Homes, Rental Service
Lawmakers have pushed their efforts to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system into a higher gear, with a Senate panel approving one Democratic proposal and a House committee starting to debate another. The 1,018-page House bill (HR 3200), which the...
Tags: Politics, Crime, Law and Justice, Laws, Business, Justice System
With so much of the conversation in this election focused on what will make small businesses happy and motivated, I thought it might be valuable to get an entrepreneurial perspective. Not from a chamber of commerce lobbyist, talking head or rich chief...
How is it possible that the Glendale News-Press wrote an entire article about the frantic efforts by our school district to staff its schools ("Glendale Unified scrambling to finish staffing," Aug. 21) without mentioning the budget impasse in Sacramento?...
Tags: Politics, Sacramento, Family, AAA, Budgets and Budgeting
That Glendale Unified officials would even consider reopening negotiations with its teachers union after getting a slightly better-than-expected budget from Sacramento is a head-scratcher at best. Everyone agrees the latest, long-overdue state budget is...
Tags: Politics, Sacramento, California, Teachers Unions
Tribune staff reporterAt the height of his career with the Chicago Bears in the mid-'90s, Chris Zorich was perhaps better known for the work of his charity than for his tackling skills on the gridiron: Thanksgiving turkeys for needy families, holiday toy drives, college...
Tags: Politics, Social Issues, Mike Ditka, Human Interest, Lawyers
Regarding Maria Smart's Aug. 9 letter, "Drivers must be slowed," we should all be saddened by the actions of a reckless driver who struck and injured her mother on Glendale roads. However, apparently, Smart did not actually read the two articles in the...
South Florida Sun-SentinelTack on another $12 million to the taxpayers' tab for the cost of a massive, unfinished reservoir rendered obsolete by a proposed half-billion-dollar Everglades-restoration land deal with U.S. Sugar Corp. A suggested $12 million settlement to terminate...
Nov 17, 2010 |Story| Glendale News Press
Aug 25, 2010 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Sep 16, 2010 |Story| Glendale News Press
Feb 6, 2010 |Story| South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Dec 3, 2010 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Jul 16, 2009 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Oct 6, 2010 |Story| Glendale News Press
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Oct 16, 2010 |Story| Glendale News Press
Jun 23, 2010 |Story| Chicago Tribune
Aug 11, 2010 |Story| Glendale News Press
Sep 8, 2009 |Story| South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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