Government / Politics

February 14, 2008, 8am PST
<p>Cities across the country scramble to deal with abandoned properties as they drive down local economies.</p>
The Baltimore Sun
February 14, 2008, 7am PST
<p>California officials are proposing a broad swath of protected marine areas -- a plan that aims to reduce fishing and allow marine populations to flourish longer before being caught for consumption.</p>
The Sacramento Bee
February 14, 2008, 5am PST
<p>This <em>CBS News</em> video interviews passengers, as they are working, aboard Amtrak's Acela between NYC and Washington DC. New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg who has proposed legislation, and Amtrak CEO Alexander Kummant are also interviewed.</p>
CBS News
February 12, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>Planners in San Francisco are battling with city supervisors over plans to increase the affordable housing requirements for a new development -- a proposal that some planners say might scare off developers.</p>
The San Francisco Chronicle
February 12, 2008, 11am PST
<p>London is planning a new "superhighway" bicycle network that will help transform it into one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world.</p>
The Guardian
February 12, 2008, 10am PST
<p>As federal funding for the Washington D.C.-Dulles rail line teeters on the edge, proponents of bus rapid transit are taking the opportunity to tout BRT as the wiser and more affordable transit solution.</p>
The Washington Post
February 12, 2008, 9am PST
<p>Surveillance cameras are expected to be installed in the public parks of New York City.</p>
New York Post
February 12, 2008, 6am PST
<p>Lawmakers in Georgia are looking to loosen water restrictions, enabling people to fill their swimming pools and water their plants despite a statewide drought.</p>
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 12, 2008, 5am PST
<p>A continuation of the series of articles from the Chicago Tribune that look at zoning and the politics that shape the city's land use.</p>
The Chicago Tribune
February 11, 2008, 9am PST
<p>The Wall Street Journal's "Eyes on the Road" columnist, Joseph B. White, ponders the "next big debate over the role of the automobile in America" now that fuel efficiency was raised, and the direction he points to is most surprising.</p>
The Wall Street Journal
February 11, 2008, 8am PST
<p>New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine's plan to convert the state's highways to toll roads is in danger of being voted down by the state senate.</p>
The Star-Ledger
February 11, 2008, 6am PST
<p>One holdout landowner is preventing the redevelopment of Pittsburg, California's waterfront, but the city is pushing for eminent domain.</p>
The Contra Costa Times
February 10, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>The California Coastal Commission has voted against expanding a controversial toll road through a state beach.</p>
The New York Times
February 10, 2008, 11am PST
<p>Foreclosed homes continue to plague cities across the country as large swaths of land and entire neighborhoods are abandoned.</p>
The Wall Street Journal
February 10, 2008, 9am PST
<p>This editorial from <em>The Kansas City Star</em> argues that Mayor Mark Funkhouser's plan to create a regional light rail system may be too ambitious, and efforts should be focused on building a smaller system.</p>
The Kansas City Star
February 9, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>As Vancouver weighs the importance of density in the city, some say the debate needs a refresh.</p>
The Globe & Mail
February 8, 2008, 12pm PST
<p>Despite complaints from residents and critics, a 27-story tower to be built on the edge of Boston's high-rise Financial District and its more modest Chinatown neighborhood has passed review form the city's design commission.</p>
The Boston Globe
February 7, 2008, 11am PST
<p>The rise of foreclosure cases in Miami-Dade County is overloading the County Clerk's office, causing the office to expand its auction days from two to three days per week.</p>
The Miami Herald
February 6, 2008, 2pm PST
<p>The California Coastal Commission is scheduled to weigh the planned completion of a 28-mile toll road that would cut through a state beach. Many say the road is necessary to cut congestion between San Diego and L.A., but others see it as destructive.</p>
The New York Times
February 6, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>A regional rail and bus expansion is now being planned for several cities in North Carolina's Triangle Region. However, if the plan is to come to fruition, voters must agree to carrying half of the costs.</p>
The News and Observer