Politics

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Tea Party Mayor Loses Battle to Block Troy Transit Center

The city council went ahead and voted to accept millions in federal money Tuesday, despite the mayor's objections

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Boozy Wisconsin Mayor Escapes Recall Effort, For Now

Sheboygan's embattled mayor, who's Internet famous for epic displays of public drunkenness, survived the first stage of a recall effort on Tuesday

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The majority of China now lives in cities

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Why More Homeless Shelters Should Allow Alcohol

Wet shelters may be connected to more deaths than we'd like, but they offer a last-resort home to the chronically homeless

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The Most Powerful Constituency in the 2012 Campaign: The Suburbs

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have been getting most of their campaign contributions from the same place: the monied ‘burbs.

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Video of the Day: Cairo's Garbage People

A new documentary follows a family of Coptic Christians, one of thousands who tend to the city's trash

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U.K. Towns Compete For Vaunted City Status

Towns will compete to gain new honorary status as a "Lord Mayoralty"

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You're Now (Sort of) Free to Enter Zuccotti Park

The park opened to visitors again this morning, but significant barriers remain in place

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Iowa Voters and the Economy

Caucus-goers say the economy is their top concern, but their state is doing much better than others

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Happy New Year! Now Give Up Your Cigarettes, Plastic Bags and Shark Fins

A round-up of new municipal laws from around the country

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How to Pay for America's Infrastructure

Should infrastructure banks replace our current system of funding roads and transit through grants?

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Meet Indiana's First African-American Female Mayor

Karen Freeman-Wilson, the newly elected mayor of Gary, faces an uphill battle but a low bar for success

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The Great California Sports Shuffle

Silicon Valley cities try to entice the A’s and 49ers to move into new digs

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Stopping a Movement While Saving Its Art

Los Angeles government officials are preserving some of the art created during Occupy Wall Street, the first major city to do so

Chart of the Day: The Biggest Human Gatherings

Visual.ly graphs the world's largest groups

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Fixing a City by Dividing It Up

Escondido is almost half Latino, but has elected only one Hispanic city councilman in 120 years. A new lawsuit aims to change that

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When Police Abuse Surveillance Cameras

What happens when officers turn the surveillance cameras off to hide their misbehavior?

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The Dumbest Local Politics Scandals of 2011

Forget Congress. For real stupidity in government, look closer to home.

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Price Tag of the Day: $10,000

That's the cost of securing an Occupy protest of 10 in the swanky town of Darien, Connecticut