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Social Security costs not factored into pension fixes
The San Francisco Examiner    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
San Francisco taxpayers contributed $104.5 million into city workers' Social Security accounts this fiscal year, and that cost is expected to grow in the next year. Yet those costs are not factored into two dueling ballot measures meant to address growing retirement costs. More

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Second pot dispensary sues Dana Point, Calif., wants $30 million
The Orange County Register    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A marijuana dispensary that was ordered to close and pay the city of Dana Point, Calif., $2.68 million in damages for committing "unlawful, unfair or fraudulent business" acts has filed a $30 million lawsuit against the city and is asking a court to allow it to reopen. More

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Chicago's gun law has little firepower
Chicago Reader    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Marty Zamora will be the first to tell you he's a gun guy — he owns seven handguns and four rifles. He likes to shoot at a suburban range for sport, but he says that's not the main reason he has them. "Everybody on my block has been robbed but me," says Zamora, a longtime resident of Pilsen Chicago, Ill., who works for the city's Department of Streets and Sanitation. "The gangbangers, they know I've got guns, and I don't get messed with." More

Cameras at 3 Loop buildings to connect to city network
Chicago Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The city's Public Building Commission approved a plan to connect three Loop buildings to the city's extensive surveillance network. Cameras at the Chicago Board of Trade, the Federal Reserve Bank and the AT&T switching center will be added to the integrated system of thousands of cameras that can be viewed at the city's Office of Emergency Management and Communications. More

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Boston City Council votes to limit personal use of Segways    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Segways. Are they a problem in Boston? To make sure that they aren't, the Boston City Council unanimously approved new rules to restrict personal use of vehicles such as Segways. The weekly council meeting was a quick one with a focus on the personal motorized vehicles. More

The future of airport security?
Salon    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Two slick things about the Pittsburgh airport. Pittsburgh! First thing is the presence, right there on the departure concourse, of a Rite-Aid convenience store. Convenience stores, a rarity in terminals, are No. 3 on the vaunted list of "Fifteen Things No Airport Should Be Without." More

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Festival location could be a liability
The Buffalo News    Share    Share on
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In Lackawanna, N.Y., even a friendly neighborhood festival can be the source of political contention. A Hispanic Heritage Family Days festival set for this weekend on the surrounding property of a condemned building is going ahead as planned, even though the city's Law Department has cautioned that the event "creates serious liability issues" for the city. More

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