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Mike Bonifer | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
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 | Impact

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 | Black Voices

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 | Politics

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 | Business

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

time.com | 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 —...

How Will Stockton Pay Its Pensions?

AP | TRACIE CONE | Posted 04.02.2013 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- On its first official day in bankruptcy, the city of Stockton now must grapple with the hard part of reorganizing its financial ...

Stockton To Enter Bankruptcy, Judge Rules

Reuters | Jonathan Weber | Posted 06.01.2013 | Business

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 | Crime
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 | Business

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 | Crime

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 08.23.2012 | Crime

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 | Business

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 | Business

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

California Dominates This Depressing List

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.26.2012 | Los Angeles

IRVINE, Calif. -- California is still dominating the foreclosure scene. California cities made up seven of the top 10 metro areas with the highest ra...

Erin Mershon

Scranton Wants To Pay Every City Worker Minimum Wage

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Mershon | Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

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 | Business

* City manager: Retirees' healthcare "a Ponzi scheme" * Police officers can retire at 50 years old with pension ...

California Ski Town In Trouble

AP | Posted 09.01.2012 | Business

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Councilmembers in a small ski town high in California's Sierra Nevada voted unanimously Monday to file for bankruptcy, the second...

Local Governments' Financial Woes Putting Retirees' Benefits At Risk

Reuters | Posted 09.01.2012 | Business

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

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

Bloomberg View | Josh Barro | Posted 06.28.2012 | Business

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 | Business

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

THE FINAL HOUR: Stockton Faces Crucial Decision

AP | GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 06.25.2012 | San Francisco

FRESNO, Calif. -- Stockton, the California city with the nation's second-highest foreclosure rate, is facing a moment of decision on whether to become...

10 Cities Where Your Car Is More Likely To Be Stolen

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 06.21.2012 | Money

Car thieves are slacking. The number of auto thefts in the U.S. fell for the eighth consecutive year last year, according to a study recently relea...

East Bay City Prepares For Bankruptcy

AP | Posted 08.06.2012 | San Francisco

STOCKTON, Calif. -- A California city that has the second-highest foreclosure rate in the nation is preparing for a possible bankruptcy filing if offi...