The Detroit riots, 40 years later. Washington Post

Cities are suing gangs -- and winning. Chicago Sun-Times

Is Louisiana's budget a ticking time bomb? Times Picayune

At public universities, certain degrees cost more. NYT

How Phoenix got off track. Economist

Utah's war on cheatgrass. SL Tribune

A brief history of the parking meter. WSJ (subs req'd)

Chinese company to recycle panda poo into souveniers. AP

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