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SACRAMENTO — California dairy farmers and cheese processors are fighting again over milk prices. It's not Grade A, homogenized, pasteurized milk that's at issue in the state Capitol. Rather, agriculture lobbyists are focused on the price of whey,...
Tags: Politics, Richard Pan, Jerry Brown, Food Industry, Lobbying
As historic types, Chicago aldermen do not lack for color. But despite the height of the bar for eccentricity on the City of Chicago's council, Ald. John Coughlin vaults over it with ease. In his time around the turn of the last century — a time...
New Haven Register, Conn.Dressed in his best, Clifford Sneider Sr. was greeted with applause upon entering the Town Campus Monday afternoon. Members of the community and Sneider's family had gathered to congratulate the long-time resident for turning 104 years old last month....
Seattle TimesMarijuana growing is not a green industry. Done mostly indoors in Washington, pot production often uses hospital-intensity lamps, air conditioning, dehumidifiers, fans and carbon-dioxide generators to stimulate plants and boost their potency. The...
Queen for a day Whenever I read anything about the queen of England, I ponder how different my life is (and was) from hers. We are about the same age. I am not at all envious of her, but there are a few instances where I wouldn't mind trading places...
Miami HeraldSummer is when the stream of tourists to South Florida slows, deterred by hot, wet weather and the threat of hurricanes. It's when rates at beachfront hotels plummet, spas and restaurants offer special deals, traffic eases and locals can enjoy discount...
(This selection is edited for clarity and length.) Tom Acitelli What do you think of when you think of Chicago? Oddly enough, the 1860 Republican convention that nominated Abraham Lincoln. Who is an author you'd like to meet, dead or alive?...
Living in the shadows of the ongoing war on terror are 1,715 American military people who lost limbs in Iraq and Afghanistan. A few of those brave folks lost all four limbs when bombs blew apart their bodies. In addition, there are now at least 20 new...
Tribune reporterHistoric sites need money to survive. Some also need a little love. That's why some preservationists are optimistic that Muddy Waters' former home can be saved — at least it has people who want to preserve it. Other historic sites might not be...
Tags: Public Officials, Hobbies, Government, Chicago Hotels, Politics
The Philadelphia InquirerAt first, Herb Magee wasn't sure. It had been more than half a century since Magee stood in this spot, between Cell Blocks 5 and 6 inside Eastern State Penitentiary on Fairmount Avenue. The sights all around him quickly began matching up to his...
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, TupeloDick Scruggs awaits what he calls "the gun lap" --his final stint in federal prison. Reviled by many as the kingpin of Mississippi's most notorious legal scandal six years ago, he says he's found a new life from the darkness of shame and drug abuse....
Milwaukee Journal SentinelRent-to-own stores would be able to sell customers high-cost financing plans for televisions, appliances and other goods without disclosing their interest rates, under a provision in Gov. Scott Walker's proposed state budget. In addition to exempting...
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