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Entries by Janell Ross from 03/2012

Youngtown, Arizona Would Sooner Die Than Levy Property Taxes

Posted 03.08.2012 | Business

In Youngtown, Ariz., city officials are contemplating the legal equivalent of shutting down. The city of about 6,500 people 30 minutes northwest o...

Ohio County Stadium Debts Force Government To Sell Hospital, Raid Savings

Posted 03.16.2012 | Business

If Hamilton County officials in Ohio were to post a sign outside Drake Center, a Cincinnati hospital the county plans to sell this week, the pitch mig...

New York State Workers' Pensions Cut By Governor Andrew Cuomo, Following National Trend

Posted 03.21.2012 | Business

In a deal done in the dead of night last week, New York became the latest state to drastically overhaul its pension plan against the wishes of its pub...

Health Care Reform May Come Too Late For Kenneth McNelly

Posted 03.27.2012 | Money

Kenneth McNelly was supposed to die two weeks ago. On March 13, 2011, a brain scan unmasked eight tumors in his brain. Diagnosis: Cancer, treatabl...

The Problem Is Health Insurance, Not Obamacare, For Some

Posted 03.27.2012 | Money

In 2009 Dorothy Bunce had health insurance. She also had all kinds of health problems: Bunce weighed just under 300 pounds, and her high blood pressur...

St. Petersburg Police Headquarters Plan Scrapped, 'Peculiar Smelling' CSI Lab Lives On

Posted 03.30.2012 | Business

In St. Petersburg, Fla., just a few hours northwest of the Miami crime lab TV made famous, the city's forensic team toils in a lab that is anything bu...