Local Politics

John L. Magee

Officials Gone Wild: You Can't Go Naked in Public Without Consequences

The crimes, blunders and everyday embarrassments of our esteemed municipal leaders.

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Newcastle, Australia, City Council Wants to Fire Themselves

A years-long controversy over fig trees is wearing away at some local officials

Courtesy Bordertown Skate Park

The Rise and Fall of Oakland's Bordertown Skate Park

Despite community support and political goodwill, Caltrans is once again making plans to demolish the DIY skate spot

Courtesy 'Save St. Louis Del Taco'

St. Louis to Board of Aldermen: Save Our Del Taco

How a flying saucer ended up at the nexus of local politics and real estate development this summer