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Obama To Announce Training Initiative For High-Tech Jobs

Reuters | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 8 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday will announce a program to provide more Americans with the training needed to secur...

Fracking Lobby's Tax Forms: Big Bucks to Media Outlets, "Other ALECs"

Steve Horn | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) -- the public relations arm of the oil and gas fracking industry -- has released its 2012 Internal Revenue Services (IRS) 990 form, and it's rich with eye-opening revelations.

Beware of Comics for Conservation

Pete Dominick | Posted 06.28.2013 | Comedy
Pete Dominick

Comics love irony. So you might think that there would be truckloads of good jokes floating around about our environment. After all, you've got global warming, melting polar ice caps and millions of cows whose flatulence create less than desirable methane levels.

Changing Climate Poses Unknown Threat To Water System

Reuters | Posted 04.18.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Repairing U.S. water infrastructure is becoming increasingly expensive and options for funding upgrades to sewers, st...

The Worst May Be Over For Struggling Cities

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2012 | Business

Sept 13 (Reuters) - U.S. cities face falling revenues for a sixth-straight year but their finances have passed the worst point in the wake of the re...

Demand For 'Survival Services' Grows Across U.S.

Reuters | Posted 05.09.2012 | Business

March 9 (Reuters) - Many cities across the United States are still scrambling to help their residents overcome the economic recession that official...

Some Local Governments Just Saying No To Medical Pot Dispensaries

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 03.10.2012 | Business

More and more states are saying yes to medical marijuana. But local governments are increasingly using their laws to just say no, not in our backyard....

Why Are Many U.S. Mayors Saying They Feel Like 'Bad Guys'?

Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

Mayors of U.S. cities and towns feel they are being cast as the "bad guys" as they attempt to address budget crises, often through tax hikes and s...

States With The Most Deficient Bridges

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.29.2011 | Business

If the president's jobs act were to pass, the subsequent infrastructure investment might become a bridge to work for many of the country's unemployed....

Not Just Layoffs: Eight Ways Cities Reduce Employee Costs

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.28.2011 | Business

When city officials need to trim personnel costs, firing people isn't the first thing they look to do: it's the third. City budgets are stretched ...

National League Of Cities: City Governments Cutting Staff, Stopping Construction, As Revenue Dries Up

AP | By DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 11.28.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- More than half of U.S. cities have cut staff, canceled construction projects or raised fees this year, according to a report from the Na...

Gates Foundation Gives Cities Cash To Boost College Graduation Rates

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

SEATTLE — For many years, diversity in higher education has been measured by how many low-income students and students of color enroll in colleg...

Your Life Depends Upon This Tiny Plant

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alexia Parks

Phytoplankton is a keystone plant species and is the basis for all life in the ocean, responsible for producing 70% of the oxygen of the planet; the very air that we breathe. And they are disappearing at an alarming rate.

The Cost of Cuts

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

Mayor Bloomberg insists that raising taxes on the city's wealthiest citizens will induce them to leave the city altogether, leaving the city even worse off. This flies in the face of the evidence.

Colorado Springs Diversity Award: Conservative Bastion Honored By National Black Caucus Of Local Elected Officials

Colorado Springs Gazette | WARREN EPSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado Springs, a place that's been portrayed in the media as a homogenous white bread community, is among four cities in America to win a City Cult...

States, Cities Spend Millions To Attract Stimulus Money | By LOUISE RADNOFSKY and LESLIE EATON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Towns, cities, counties and states across the country spent a total of $21.4 million on lobbyists between April and June, up 2.7% from the first quart...