| Jun 11, 2012
| 11:37 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A $125 billion plan to rescue Spain's banks won't solve Europe's debt crisis or ease the pain of double-digit unemployment across the continent.
But it is likely to calm financial markets and buy time for European policymakers...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 10:41 PM
An Oak Harbor couple claims they were blindsided after a mortgage relief company said they could save their home. Instead, they said, the company allegedly took their money and ran.
Larry and Bobby Lister are on a fixed income so when a mortgage relief...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 4:43 PM
The Washington County Board of County Commissioners is pledging to increase accountability standards so it’s clear not only why public money is being given to volunteer fire and rescue companies, but how they’re spending it.
A majority of the...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 5:03 PM
A volunteer fire company that refused last year to explain to The Herald-Mailmore than $100,000 in expenses might face questions this year from the Washington County government.
A majority of the county commissioners said in late March that they will...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 5:11 PM
Washington County officials on Tuesday reopened discussion about whether to budget funds for physical examinations for fire and rescue volunteers.
At the urging of Commissioner William B. McKinley, the five-member Washington County Board of Commissioners...
| Feb 10, 2013
Those enamored with the idea of public-private partnerships, such as the one being discussed for the Washington County Economic Development Commission, might pay close attention to the county’s ultimate public-private partnership: The one it...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 6:32 PM
Although Hurricane Sandy's devastation was mild in Somerset County compared with the storm-ravaged Eastern Seaboard, federal assistance appears to be on the way for several local municipalities and agencies.
Representatives from 12 local...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Hey there behemoth insurer, American International Group! Allow me to speak for nearly all Americans left, right, and center when I say get f***ed and go f***ing f*** yourself.
Sorry, I usually try to keep such language to a minimum on this blog, but...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 7:55 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives and watchdog groups are mounting a "not-so-fast" campaign against a $50.7 billion Superstorm Sandy aid package that Northeastern governors and lawmakers hope to push through the House this coming week.
| Jan 3, 2013
| 10:58 AM
The top 10 stories of 2011 included limitations on skateboarders; an arrest for alleged rapes and sexual assaults; flood recovery; Marine Life Protection Act implementation delay in Laguna; the Heisler Park renovation; the Resource Center pulling out from...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Democrat Bob Casey urged a federal emergency official to reimburse Pennsylvania for the state's Hurricane Sandy preparations on Wednesday and Republican Pat Toomey is pushing back against a $60.4 billion aid bill he says is excessive.
To be sure, Toomey...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Before Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock pulled off a historic upset in this year's Republican Senate primary, he was best known to most political observers as the man who tried to stop Chrysler's government-brokered bankruptcy.
Mourdock, who toppled...