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Feds: Homelessness drops 2.1 percent in 2011
Governing    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A new federal report finds that the number of homeless people declined 2.1 percent over the year to 636,017, cabinet officials accounted during a recent conference call. The figure is based on a comparison of counts of the homeless population made during a single night in January 2010 and again in January 2011. More

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PG&E admits liability for San Bruno, Calif., pipeline blast
San Francisco Chronicle    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. officials admitted liability recently for last year's deadly San Bruno, Calif., blast, responding to pressure from the judge handling a barrage of civil lawsuits to declare whether it would take responsibility or seek to deflect blame. More

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Phoenix, unions at odds over labor talks
The Arizona Republic    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Labor negotiations between Phoenix employee unions and city management are heading for a rocky start even before contract talks officially begin on Jan. 9. Union officials said they were blindsided by the city's proposal to hire an outside law firm to negotiate with them on behalf of city management and worry the move could alienate them as contract talks commence. More

Midwestern farmers with land near broken levees see premiums for crop insurance skyrocket
The Associated Press via The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Midwestern farmers who saw their land swamped by summer flooding may be socked again with steep increases in their crop insurance premiums, the expensive result of the failure to fix broken levees before the winter snow and next spring's rains. More

Completing the circle?: Liability risks delay council decision on new trail section around Watson Lake in Arizona
The Daily Courier    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A half-mile section of new trail would achieve a long-awaited recreational goal for the city: Completion of a loop around Watson Lake in Arizona. But Prescott City Council members worried that it also would increase the city's legal liability on the adjacent granite cliffs, which are attractive to rock-climbers. More

San Francisco dog walker regulations to limit number of dogs
The Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For professional dog walkers in San Francisco, eight may have to be enough. A measure before the Board of Supervisors regulating dog walkers would cap the number of dogs they can walk at any given time in a city park to eight, plus one personal dog. More

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