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  • Congress poised to pass federal ports bill

    Congress poised to pass federal ports bill
    A bipartisan water transportation bill that would allow Maryland to unload tons of dredging material on Chesapeake Bay islands — an effort that officials say is critical for the port of Baltimore — won broad support in the House of...
  • Harbor dredging advances in federal water bill

    Harbor dredging advances in federal water bill
    A measure that would allow Maryland to continue to unload huge quantities of dredging spoils on islands in the Chesapeake Bay — an effort considered critical for the port of Baltimore — won broad bipartisan support Wednesday in the...
  • 5 years after 'Appalachian Trail' scandal, Sanford rises from political dead

    WASHINGTON During a break in the recent congressional session, Mark Sanford sidled up to his pal Mick Mulvaney and sat next to him on a back bench in the ornate chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives, a Cheshire cat's grin on his lean face. When...
  • Garcetti lobbies U.S. for more expensive L.A. River project

    Garcetti lobbies U.S. for more expensive L.A. River project
    On a recent trip to the nation's capital, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti made sure to call on Jo-Ellen Darcy. As assistant Army secretary for civil works, Darcy is critical to the city's efforts to win federal approval for a costly and ambitious plan...
  • Global Hawk drone flies into budget battle between Pentagon, Congress

    Global Hawk drone flies into budget battle between Pentagon, Congress
    When the Air Force looked for ways to save money last year to deal with declining budgets, officials decided to halt work on a high-flying, long-endurance spy drone built in Palmdale by defense giant Northrop Grumman Corp. At a cost of $35,000 per...
  • Army lets air out of battlefield spyship project

    Army lets air out of battlefield spyship project
    Near the height of the Afghanistan war, the Pentagon spent $297 million on a seven-story blimp-like aircraft — as long as a football field — that would hover over the war zone for weeks at a time, beaming back crucial intelligence. But as...
  • States that opened parks during government shutdown want reimbursement

    WASHINGTON — The "closed’’ signs at the national parks have been down for weeks but states still don't know whether they will be reimbursed by federal taxpayers for their costs of reopening landmarks such as the Grand Canyon and Statue...
  • Bachmann's had her share of government aid

    Rep. Michele Bachmann has been propelled into the 2012 presidential contest in part by her insistent calls to reduce federal spending, a pitch in tune with the big-government antipathy gripping many conservatives. But theMinnesota Republican and her...
  • Coliseum officials got big vehicle perks

    Coliseum officials got big vehicle perks
    In his final two years running the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Patrick Lynch enjoyed around-the-clock use of a 2009 Cadillac owned by the landmark stadium. The car had been an upgrade, replacing a 2005 model from the Coliseum fleet. But Lynch didn't...
  • House transportation bill: Traffic is heavy -- against it

     
    Mass transit bill: Environmentalists, unions and conservative groups all agree on a highway and mass transit bill headed to the House this week -- they hate it....
  • House Republicans push new oil drilling to fund road projects

     
    Oil drilling: A measure that would allow new oil drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and open Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to energy exploration is headed for a vote in the Republican-controlled House. It is expected to be...
  • Coliseum officials charged taxpayers thousands for fill-ups

    Coliseum officials charged taxpayers thousands for fill-ups
    As finance director for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Ronald Lederkramer didn't need to do much driving to keep an eye on the stadium's books. But he has charged taxpayers about $7,600 for gasoline since 2008, even for fill-ups near Las Vegas and in...