Ralston mayor now works for the company he picked as arena consultant

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City of Ralston

The embattled Ralston mayor now works for the same real estate company he chose as a consultant on the money-losing Ralston Arena project, at a cost to the city of more than $334,000 so far.

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Nebraska officials unveil bad loan, upon AG’s orders

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Since 2012, only one company has defaulted on a loan from the state of Nebraska: An Omaha company that makes ear infection detection devices.

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Solar sprawl set to erase Vermont’s no-billboards tourism appeal

By   /  September 4, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of Vermonters for a Clean Environment

“If you did it all with large solar farms, you’d be talking about something on the order of 200 or 300 large solar projects around the state. To a lot of people’s ears that sounds significant.”

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Texas: Med Board lets DEA sneak peeks at patient records

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Courtesy of U.S. Department of Justice.

Does the DEA need a reason, or a warrant, to go rummaging through private medical records in search of pill mills and prescription drug abusers? The DEA doesn’t think so.

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Colorado cities look to enter broadband biz, but some towns lose money

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Fort Collins and Loveland want voters to allow them to set up municipal broadband but cities in other states who tried the same thing lost millions of dollars.

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel had front-row seat at John Doe raid

By   /  September 3, 2015  /  First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Cindy Archer at home

“Archer, within moments of the investigators’ entrance into the house, noticed a reporter taking notes in a notebook on the sidewalk in front of her house,” states an amended complaint

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