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Senate vote backs detainee legislation
Politico    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Recently, proponents of new congressional legislation seeking to make military custody and tribunals the default for most terrorism suspects beat back an attempt to put the provisions aside to allow further review. More

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Tampa, Fla., cuts unmanned drones, some spy cameras
from GOP convention

St. Petersburg Times via Miami Herald    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The first time Tampa, Fla., priced surveillance cameras for next year's Republican National Convention, officials got sticker shock when the bids approached $5 million. So now the city has trimmed its plans from more than 200 cameras down to about 60. It set a top price of $2 million. And it cut high-tech novelties like helmet cams and unmanned drones from its wish list. More

FEMA to remap coastal flood risk areas
Santa Barbara Independent    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In what could be a precursor to increased flood-insurance rates, the Federal Emergency Management Administration will soon be remapping the flood risks encountered all along the coast of Santa Barbara County, Calif. FEMA officials will be in town to meet with Santa Barbara city and county officials to kick off what will be a two-year, multimillion-dollar process. More

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City of Miami owes $2 million in property taxes for stadium garages
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City of Miami officials received another rude awakening as a consequence of partially funding construction of the new Marlins Ballpark. After taking out $100 million in loans on the bond market for the construction of four parking garages, the city is on the verge of being handed an unexpected $2 million property tax bill. More

42 percent of Los Angeles sidewalks await repairs
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Los Angeles' backlog of sidewalk repairs could cost up to $1.6 billion and, at the current rate, take nearly 70 years. The city considers handing the responsibility to property owners. More

Occupy Portland: Costs to fix parks now more than $85,000
The Oregonian    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Restoring Chapman and Lownsdale squares after the 38-day encampment of Occupy Portland in Oregon will cost more than $85,000, with much of that going toward repairs in the bathrooms at the northern and southern ends of the squares. Portland Parks & Recreation also estimated that it spent an additional $45,000 for labor and materials during the political demonstration that began Oct. 6 and ended with a police sweep Nov. 13. More

Nevada's mining future, Virginia City mine moves forward
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Mining made Virginia City, Nev., the historic destination it is today says Storey County Manager Pat Whitten. The remnants dot the landscape. Recent results from exploratory drilling show billions of dollars' worth of gold and silver still lies below the surface. But the thought of more mining has angered a number of residents. The county recently approved a special use permit to Comstock Mining Incorporated to allow for more exploratory drilling. More

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