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WalletHub Ranks America’s Best and Worst Run Cities

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 04:49

The quality of our local governments matters a great deal.

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Ohio Councilman Says We Should Just Let Addicts Die

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 05:15

Three strikes and you're out.

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Stockton's Mayor Wants to Pay Criminals Not to Commit Crimes

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 05:10

Pretty please with sugar on top.

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Judge Excoriates Oakland for Mishandling of Police Sex Scandal

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 05:02

On Monday, Judge Thelton Henderson ordered Oakland city attorneys to appear in court to explain the severe mishandling of a sexual misconduct investigation involving cops and an underage prostitute.

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Mark Prestwich Named City Manager of St. Helena

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 04:58

Nevada City’s top administrator will step down at the end of this month after accepting the same job in Napa County’s St. Helena.

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America’s Best Towns

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 04:39

Including two in California!

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Indio's City Manager Has Resigned

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 05:29

It isn't entirely clear why. 

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Diamond Bar City Manager James DeStefano Passes the Baton

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 05:27

Laguna Niguel’s assistant city manager Dan Fox takes over today.

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On Cannabis Busts, Richmond Tells Feds They’re On Their Own

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 05:24
The feds can crack down on cannabis use if they please, but they won’t be getting any help from authorities in Richmond, California.Tags: FeaturedRichmond Marijuana
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Phish Drummer Wins Local Election in Maine

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 05:22
The 52-year-old Fishman says he was inspired to run after getting involved with the presidential campaign of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders last year.Tags: Featuredunusual
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Gun Pulled After Cudahy Council Meeting

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 05:21

Cudahy has become a flashpoint in the debate over sanctuary cities.

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Richmond Bids Farewell to “the Bernie Sanders of the East Bay”

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 05:15

Richmond Councilwoman Gayle McLaughlin will vacate her city council seat next month to focus on her campaign for Lieutenant Governor.

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Sacramento Selects New Police Chief

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 05:11

The City of Sacramento is set to hire its first African American Chief of Police.

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Murrieta’s New Election Maps Don’t Look so Great for Minorities

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 04:59

Could these maps actually hinder Latino candidates?

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San Diego Expands Recycling Program to Include Polystyrene, Rejects Product Ban

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 03:52

San Diego has added Styrofoam containers to its list of curbside recyclables, eliminating the need for a costly ban.

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Kentucky Town Elects Dog as Mayor

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 03:38

Fourth time's a charm!

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After Prop. 64, Legal Questions Surround Drug-Sniffing Dogs

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 03:34

The good news is that most pot-sniffing dogs will keep their jobs. The bad news: they could cause a legal nightmare for police.

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Inspector General Will Review LAPD’s Cadet Program

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 03:32

The investigation was requested amid an explosive scandal involving stolen police equipment, the theft of police cruisers, and sex with an underage cadet.

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Here Are the Most Active Mayors on Twitter

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 03:23

How active is your mayor on Twitter?

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