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Why Isn't There a More Robust 'Local Energy' Movement?

We claim to care about where our apples are grown, but few of us question the costs associated with relying on external energy to drive economic growth.

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Officials Gone Wild: Cook County Morgue CEO Flees Stacks of Corpses

Also, Los Angeles-area officials believe that "money makes the monkey dance," and a Georgia mayor struggles to get somebody to pay for his lawsuit.

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Americans Positive About Their Local Economy

Despite deep concerns about our national finances, Americans think their cities and towns are doing all right.

Postcard From Austin

Falling rain, forestalled projects, and a fantasy subway map