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This Week in Bans: The Great Sidewalk Chalk Drawing Menace

Also, Mumbai silences "laughing yoga" practitioners and Seattle prohibits a cancer survivor from swimming topless.

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These Cities Really Hate Junk Mail

Which American communities have made the strongest attempts to suppress postal advertising?

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Blue Trees Heading to Seattle

An Australian artist hopes to get people thinking about deforestation by using the "powerful stimulant" of the color blue.

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The Imaginary Monsters of U.S. Cities

Sure, the sticks have Sasquatch and the Jackalope. But what creepy cryptids lurk in thriving American cities?

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The Secret to Seattle's Booming Downtown

The recession didn't skip Seattle, but the city stuck by its downtown and reaped the rewards.

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Why Portland's Public Toilets Succeeded Where Others Failed

The Portland Loo's defense-first design has freed it from becoming a beaten-down haven for illegal activity

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5 Cities Where Mass Transit Riders Are Richer Than Drivers

Median rider income is well above that of auto commuters in Idaho Falls and a few other metro areas