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  • 17/04/2014, 18:40
Dravosburg residents try to save PNC Bank from closing State Rep. Bill Kortz believes a community effort can stop a Dravosburg PNC bank branch from closing. Kortz, a Dravosburg resident, approached council on Tuesday ...
  • 17/04/2014, 18:37
Here comes the next effort to get more money into politics If you were wondering what limits on money in politics would be challenged in court next, here's one place to look. The lawyer who brought you the McCutcheon case is going after political action committee donation limits, because "These discriminatory restrictions impermissibly allow entrenched institutions and interests to engage in protected First Amendment activities to a greater extent than newly formed grassroots organizations that have spontaneously mobilized in response to emergent political issues and developments." His beef: PACs that are less than 6 months old are permitted to give up to $5,200 to a candidate in an election cycle, while PACs more than 6 months old can give $10,000 per election cycle. By contrast, new PACs can give $10,000 to a state political party committee and $32,400 to a national political party per year. Those limits actually decrease once a PAC reaches 6 months old to $5,000 each year to a state or local party and $15,000 annually to a national party. “The right of groups and individuals to speak are being treated very differently,” Backer said in an interview. Yes, he straight-up referred to financial contributions of thousands of dollars as speech. And yes, the limits on contributions by new PACs are meant to prevent people from saying "screw these individual contribution limits, I'll just set up a PAC to get around them." Of course, Backer's real end game is unlimited contributions from individuals, corporations and PACs at all times. An ever-flowing river of undifferentiated money. Because democracy! Sign the petition to demand campaign finance reform now.
  • 17/04/2014, 18:35
Bee swarm forces outbound Las Vegas flight to land A Las Vegas flight bound for Duluth, Minn., had to return to McCarran International Airport this week after being swarmed by bees.
  • 17/04/2014, 16:15
Applications for US Jobless Aid up 2K to 304,000 Americans seeking weekly unemployment benefits rose to 304,000; still at pre-recession levels
  • 17/04/2014, 15:50
Portland Plans Reservoir Flush After Teen Cited Big Flush II: Teen cited for urinating in city water; Portland to drain 38 million gallons
  • 17/04/2014, 15:50
The day Misha Collins broke Facebook Misha Collins, the undisputed heavy-weight champion of Twitter, went on Facebook on Tuesday for a “chat” with Supernatural fans. The thread, started by Supernatural fan page staff immediately exploded, with fans posting an average of...
  • 17/04/2014, 15:35
Bill aimed at bullying to likely fail A year after his stadium renovation plan died in Tallahassee, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross' anti-bullying bill appears to have suffered the same fate.
  • 17/04/2014, 15:25
A tearful goodbye — Ousted at Douglas Water Park, Andersen bids emotional adieu The familiar smell of chlorine clears my nostrils as I enter the office of Deb Andersen at the Douglas Rec Center pool. Deb seems hesitant to begin the interview, knowing the subject of our conversati
  • 17/04/2014, 15:15
Accident on Hwy 59 leaves at least one injured Two vehicles collided at the intersection of Highway 59 and North 4th Street just after 6 p.m. Monday, resulting in at least one injury.
  • 17/04/2014, 15:15
Changing face: Wagonhound subdivision plan includes retail and 1,500 homes, would shift city growth west About 1,540 new homes. Nearly a million square feet of retail, office and light industrial space. All sitting on more than 1,300 acres. These are just some of the long-term plans unveiled in the site
  • 17/04/2014, 15:15
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