One urban planner's search for soundbites: "If it looks like the Louvre, you must approve." Planetizen

Are state fairs in trouble? You bet your trophy sheep they are. NYT

Shockingly, the homeless don't like Atlanta's one-year-old anti-panhandling law. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

At Maine's only racetrack casino ("racino," as the kids say), it's mo' money, mo' probems. Portland Press Herald editorial

State legislators: "College textbooks shouldn't cost so darn much!" USA Today

Governing columnist Otis White is all the buzz in St. Louis. St. Louis Riverfront Times