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The worst-kept secret in D.C. contracting is how easy it is to game the system.
Washington City Paper  |  Alan Suderman  |  09-24-2012  |  Policy Issues

At Development Center, Palo Alto Quietly Untangles Its Bureaucracynew

Palo Alto's bustling permit center has for decades enjoyed a level of popularity somewhere between a dentist's chair and a Department of Motor Vehicles branch.
Palo Alto Weekly  |  Gennady Sheyner  |  08-27-2012  |  Policy Issues

Hitting a Wallnew

Louisville’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund remains caught in red tape three years after its inception.
LEO Weekly  |  Anne Marshall  |  08-17-2011  |  Housing & Development

Language Barriers at Texas' Child Protective Servicesnew

For the first year, Baby Raymond lived happily with his family. Then the agency took him away and even though his Chinese-American family fought to get him back, they couldn't find the right words.
Houston Press  |  Craig Malisow  |  09-23-2008  |  Children & Families

Texas Air National Guard Boots Sick Soldiernew

Just what is any soldier or sailor entitled to if he goes to war for the United States and comes back maimed or sick? Did Jason Franco get any better or worse treatment than if he'd been shot by a sniper instead of enveloped in a haze of carcinogenic fumes? Well yes, no and maybe so.
Houston Press  |  Margaret Downing  |  08-05-2008  |  War

Ill-Behaved Former Mayor Attempts Comeback in Miaminew

Never one to let humiliation stand between him and elective office, Xavier Suarez managed to win enough votes this past August to end up in a runoff contest for a seat on the Miami-Dade County Commission. His 1998 election as mayor was overturned because of voter fraud.
Miami New Times  |  Francisco Alvarado  |  10-26-2004  |  Politics

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