| Apr 3, 2013
| 9:17 AM
A group that produced robocalls promoting the now-sunk port privatization efforts was accused of campaign finance violations by a watchdog group in Washington for election-season TV ads in Ohio.
Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington, or...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 4:47 PM
After FOX 17 obtained a video shot on a bus showing an employee of the transit company assaulting a student, mothers gathered in protest outside Galesburg-Augusta Elementary, while cars drove by honking in support.
Andrea Jeanette brought her 4-year-...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 3:54 PM
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard is pushing a new initiative aimed at improving the city's parks through public-private partnerships. Budgets are tight, but the mayor wants to see that the parks are maintained and generating revenue.
A partnership between...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 12:53 PM
A UK-based port trade publication posted and then pulled an article Thursday that said the Virginia Port Authority board had decided to shelve privatization plans, several days before a scheduled vote on that issue.
"Despite having received multi-...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 3:47 PM
U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is calling for a nationwide investigation into the "alarming number of deaths and cases of abuse" of developmentally disabled individuals at government-financed residential facilities.
Murphy sent a letter to the inspector general...
| Mar 11, 2013
The Lehigh Valley is the fastest-growing region in Pennsylvania. We are a day's drive from one-third of the population of the United States. The ease of access to large markets, combined with a lower cost of living, affordable real estate, lower taxes and...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 9:50 AM
My first reaction when I heard Boca Raton-based GEO Group was paying $6 million for stadium naming rights to Florida Atlantic University: A prison company sponsoring a college football stadium? Wouldn’t the University of Miami Hurricanes be a better...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 7:23 AM
Two pro-port privatization robocalls are floating around, and it's unclear who's behind them.
We broke the story in this morning's Daily Press about a call that blasts Virginia International Terminals' outgoing CEO Joe Dorto for his high salary and...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 4:59 PM
The CTA is receiving strong and enthusiastic feedback from the private sector about investing in two mega-projects along the Red and Purple lines that the transit agency could not afford to undertake on its own for many years, CTA President Forrest...
| Nov 8, 2012
The elections did little to wipe away the deep challenges and frictions facing the nation, and if there was a morning-after metaphor that crystallized that reality it might have been this:
Chicago awoke Wednesday to a pair of economic jolts, one...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 10:32 AM
Students who filed a lawsuit against the University of California announced that they have reached a settlement that will avoid a trial.
The settlement filed in Federal Court today will cost the university a $1 million.
Twenty-one students joined in...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 8:27 PM
The League of Women Voters Orange Coast opposes the proposed Costa Mesa charter, known as Measure V on the Nov. 6 ballot.
First, the process that created the proposed charter was deeply flawed. A broad, diverse spectrum of individuals and community...