WA tries all-mail-in voting; turnout dips to lowest point in years. Olympian

NYC is the safest big city -- again. NYDN

A green community grows in Seattle. Grist

Was a Chicago investment firm pressured to donate to IL Gov. Blagojevich in exchange for a state pensions contract? Sun-Times

A FEMA city in Florida never dies. Miami Herald

Who needs lawmakers? Columnist says CA ballot initiatives would tie legislators' hands for years. Sac Bee

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