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National group to probe LSU’s firing of professor – Ivor van Heerden

By JORDAN BLUM Advocate Capitol News Bureau April 8, 2010   A national college faculty organization is starting an investigation into LSU’s termination last year of Ivor van Heerden, one of the leading critics of federal engineers before and after … Continue reading

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Lucrative stimulus contract for green jobs in New Orleans goes to group with least to offer

This new weatherization training center was set up by Louisiana Assocation of Community Action Partnerships, using federal money — a move that gave the group an edge in getting federal stimulus money. April 6th, 2010 | Posted by Brentin Mock … Continue reading

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The New Republic: Buy Your Own Judge

April 5, 2010 by Adam Skaggs Illinois is home to the nation’s costliest judicial election ever: the 2004 contest between Lloyd Karmeier and Gordon Maag. The two candidates in Illinois’s fifth judicial district together raised almost $9.4 million, nearly double … Continue reading

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In Santa Monica, affordable-housing rental agreements are often not enforced

The city is now vowing to crack down after complaints of violations by developers, who have been allowed to exceed zoning restrictions in exchange for offering low- and moderate-income rentals. By Martha Groves April 5, 2010 For decades, Santa Monica … Continue reading

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Dina Padilla for California Insurance Commissioner

Dina Padilla has been fighting corruption and the long going scams of the insurance industry in California. She is a former union leader at Kaiser in Sacramento who began to fight Kaiser’s treatment of its workers and patients. Her struggle … Continue reading

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