June 2, 2009, 6am PDT
With California facing a $24.3 billion deficit, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has released a budget that eliminates $70 million in funding for the state's parks system.
April 3, 2009, 12pm PDT
Florida's real estate meltdown is leading to a second crisis: so many condo owners have stopped paying their fees that associations have had to cut back on maintenance and repairs, leading some to fear a "death spiral" for condos.
April 1, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Congressional leaders are preparing to propose dramatic new federal initiatives to help homeowners squeezed by the mortgage crisis. Most Republicans -- and the White House -- remain unconvinced that a federal role is appropriate.</p>
March 27, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Cities are trying different strategies -- including lawsuits and selling off housing units for $1.00 -- to deal with mass housing abandonment.</p>
December 24, 2007, 5am PST
<p>A new poll shows that millions of Americans will need to borrow money to pay their heating bills this winter, many of them with credit cards.</p>
December 14, 2007, 8am PST
<p>Despite protests, thousands of public housing units in New Orleans are being demolished.</p>
May 24, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>Several projects on the Hawaiian Islands have run into unmarked grave sites, causing delays and creating controversy over moving sacred remains.</p>
March 1, 2007, 2pm PST
<p>A new HUD report estimates that there are three-quarters of a million homeless Americans.</p>
September 2, 2006, 1pm PDT
High Point in West Seattle, the country's largest urban sustainable, mixed-income community, will be host to the first ever green living expo.
August 11, 2006, 4am PDT
Based on quality of plans and competitiveness of bidding, billions of dollars in housing contracts were awarded to six companies, some with immediate political ties to the current administration.
April 12, 2006, 9am PDT
Heavy rains threaten property and personal safety in seven northern and central California counties; governor declares state of emergency.
November 30, 2005, 8am PST
Despite a variety of federal and state programs, most inner cities lost jobs at an alarming rate.