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7 Barrier-Breaking Black Politicians We Are Rooting For

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 02.13.2017 | Home

This February, HuffPost Black Voices is honoring black men and women who are paving the way to a better future for black America. We are highlighting ...

Stockton Mayor Arrested For Allegedly Playing Strip Poker With Minor At Camp

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.04.2016 | Home

The mayor of Stockton, California, was arrested on Thursday on a felony eavesdropping charge stemming from a strip poker game he is accused of surrept...

Rein in California's Farmers to Solve the Drought? Not so Fast.

In the Gold Country | Posted 06.10.2016 | Home
In the Gold Country

We've all been through droughts and come out the other side, breathed a sigh of relief, and turned our hoses back on. This one has a new factor, an uncertainty over whether this is a California drought with a limited life, or climate change and a look at the new facts of life in California.

INCREDIBLE ESCAPE: Boy, 4, Bails Out Of Moving Vehicle To Escape Carjacker

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 05.12.2015 | Home

Authorities say a 4-year-old California boy narrowly escaped serious injury over the weekend when he jumped from a moving vehicle during a carjacking....

3 Dead, 4 Injured In Stockton Shooting

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.18.2015 | Home

At least seven people were shot in a drive-by shooting Tuesday in Stockton, California, according to local police. Three people were killed. SHOOTI...

Foreclosures and Short Sales: The Best Deals for Real Estate

Natalie Pace | Posted 04.05.2015 | Money
Natalie Pace

There are still a million foreclosures and bank-owned properties, with 8.1 million people who are currently underwater on their homes.

Welcome to Fergustan

Mike Bonifer | Posted 10.15.2014 | Home
Mike Bonifer

When war comes home, we see pandemonium where deliberation might have saved innocent lives. Heightening the alarm in an already-alarming scene reduces the chances of a peaceful resolution.

California Mayor Sleeps In Cardboard Box For Night To 'Experience' Homelessness

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.30.2014 | Home

Stockton, Calif., Mayor Anthony Silva is determined to put an end to homelessness in his city, but before he could make any meaningful changes, he dec...

Documentary Follows 23-Year-Old's Inspiring Rise To Public Office

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.28.2014 | Home

This year at the Tribeca Film Festival, one documentary follows the inspiring electoral journey of a political underdog. Michael Tubbs of Stockton,...

This 23-Year-Old Will Restore Your Faith In Politicians

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 04.23.2014 | Home

Michael Tubbs, a 23-year-old councilman from Stockton, California, discussed his efforts to bring the impoverished city back from bankruptcy and his w...

The Worst-Run Cities In America

24/7 Wall St. | Michael B. Sauter and Thomas C. Frohlich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home

From 24/7 Wall St. A federal judge granted Detroit’s Chapter 9 bankruptcy filing earlier this month, making it the largest municipal bankruptcy ...

This Could Be Detroit's Future | Posted 07.25.2013 | Detroit

More than a year after filing for Chapter 9 protection, the California city is struggling with protracted court battles and stripped city services —...

Stockton To Enter Bankruptcy, Judge Rules

Reuters | Jonathan Weber | Posted 06.01.2013 | Home

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 1 (Reuters) - The city of Stockton, California, is eligible for bankruptcy protection, a federal judge ruled on Monday, turn...

The 10 Most Dangerous Cities in the United States

Drew Hendricks | Posted 04.01.2013 | Home
Drew Hendricks

There are numerous factors that have to be considered when compiling such a list -- everything from differences in police reporting standards, urban borders and demographics make for a very loaded and fluid lineup.

The Worst Run Cities In America

24/7 Wall St. | Samuel Weigley, Michael B. Sauter, Alexander E.M. Hess | Posted 01.19.2013 | Home

From 24/7 Wall St.: The population of the United States living in urban areas is growing faster than the national rate. At last count, more than four ...

Quick Guilty Verdict For Man Who Killed Girlfriend And Kept Decaying Corpse

Posted 01.23.2014 | Home

A man who lived for months with the decomposing remains of his girlfriend was convicted yesterday of murdering, torturing and raping her. It took ...

Aaron Sankin

The Margins: San Francisco's Poorest Exiled To The Suburbs | Aaron Sankin | Posted 09.05.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Close your eyes and think about poverty in America. What does it look like? What space does it occupy? The picture is probably someth...

John Rudolf

Bankrupt California City Faces Cop 'Mass Exodus' During Crime Wave | John Rudolf | Posted 08.23.2012 | Home

Bankrupt Stockton, Calif., faces a "mass exodus" of police officers in the midst of a crime wave if it is forced by creditors to slash pension benefit...

Scranton Cuts A Deal To Pay Cops And Firefighters For Doing Their Jobs

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.31.2012 | Home

Good news, Scranton firefighters: You will once again be making more than the fry cook at your local McDonald's. The city of Scranton, Pennsylvania...

Bankrupt City Slashes Benefits

Reuters | Posted 09.26.2012 | Home

By Jim Christie and Peter Henderson SAN FRANCISCO, July 27 (Reuters) - A federal bankruptcy judge on Friday cleared the way for Stock...

Erin Mershon

Scranton Wants To Pay Every City Worker Minimum Wage | Erin Mershon | Posted 07.05.2012 | Home

WASHINGTON -- A Pennsylvania mayor has an extreme plan to address his city's budget shortfalls: pay every public employee, including himself, minimum ...

Bankrupt Town's City Manager: Retirement Benefits A 'Ponzi Scheme'

Reuters | Posted 09.03.2012 | Home

* City manager: Retirees' healthcare "a Ponzi scheme" * Police officers can retire at 50 years old with pension * No ear...

Local Governments' Financial Woes Putting Retirees' Benefits At Risk

Reuters | Posted 09.01.2012 | Home

By Joan Gralla July 2 (Reuters) - U.S. states and localities have run up more than $2 trillion of unfunded pension liabilities, Moody'...

Why Stockton, California, Is Bankrupt, And Your Town Isn't

Bloomberg View | Josh Barro | Posted 06.28.2012 | Home

Bloomberg View: The Stockton City Council yesterday approved a petition for bankruptcy, the largest of a city in U.S. history. Municipalities all o...

Weak Local Governments May Want To Think Twice Before Filing For Bankruptcy

Reuters | Posted 08.28.2012 | Home

(Repeats analysis story initially published late on Wednesday) * Stockton, California, bankruptcy filing expected by Friday ...