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Mistake in land records: Mississippi home is sold for $236

Oct. 15, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

PICAYUNE, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman says county government sold her house for $236 because of a mix-up in land records — and she wants assurances that her family won't be left homeless because of someone else's mistake. Tiffany Ingram of Picayune told WLOX-TV...

Homelessness, police, Amazon top Seattle mayoral debate

Oct. 14, 2021 23:28 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The two candidates for Seattle mayor agreed Thursday that tackling an ongoing homelessness crisis was the top issue facing the the Northwest's largest city, but they differed sharply about how to pay for that. Lorena González and Bruce Harrell also...

Ohio city auditor resigns after tax mistake, delayed audit

Oct. 14, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A city auditor in central Ohio resigned Thursday after months of drama over his job performance, which included a $1.28 million mistake he made earlier this year in paying the city's taxes. Marion City Auditor Robert Landon, a Republican, remained...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Oct. 12, 2021 07:12 AM EDT

Chicago Tribune. October 8, 2021. Editorial: Preckwinkle’s Cook County budget is balanced and smart. Other Illinois politicians should take notes. Illinois has a long history of leaders guilty of fiscal irresponsibility. Cook County Board President...

Brattleboro museum could buy its long-time home from town

Oct. 10, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont museum could buy its long-time home in a former railroad depot from the town that owns it. The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center could soon own Union Station, constructed in 1915, which it has leased from the town for $1-a-year for...

Projects overshadow Danville’s lost jobs, population decline

Oct. 10, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) — If Danville were a math equation, there would be more pluses than minuses. That’s the opinion of many of those who were asked how the city is doing these days. The pluses: Area parks that are second to none, demolition of...

Amazon plans Indiana warehouse, center employing 1,000

Oct. 07, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Amazon is preparing to build two new facilities in northern Indiana that the company says will employ more than 1,000 people. The online retail giant announced Thursday its plans to build an 800,000 square-foot (74,322 square-meter) warehouse near...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Oct. 05, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

Chicago Tribune. September 29, 2021. Editorial: Bears vs. Lightfoot. Mayor, it’s time for a goal-line stand for taxpayers. The NFL faithful know Don Wachter. He’s the Chicago Bears superfan who shows up at Soldier Field wearing a hat made from a...

Drought brings scrutiny to Utah's high water use, low rates

Oct. 02, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When a homeowner in St. George turns on their sprinklers in mid-summer, the water that greens their lawns has already traveled from mountain springs and wells through an 850-mile pipeline network. The 50 million gallons of water used in the...

$3.6M in tax credits goes to downtown, village projects

Oct. 01, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — More than $3.6 million in tax incentives is going to 28 projects in designated downtowns and village centers around Vermont, Gov. Phil Scott announced. The awards announced on Thursday are expected to help spur over $83 million in building and...