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BY John Buntin

Every day, a kid is brought in -- head hung, wrists cuffed behind his (or, occasionally, her) back, a police officer on each arm, steering...


Management & Labor

Revolution in the Stacks

Shalique Edmond has come to the Loft at Charlotte's children's library, as he does nearly every Saturday, to record a hip-hop song. In the library's... BY

Mayhem and the Markets

It is an understatement to say that the financial markets are in an "unsettled" state. They are in paroxysms of uncertainty. For those in charge... BY
Health & Human Services

A Dental Scandal

The death of Deamonte Driver shocked the country. Deamonte, a 12-year-old from suburban Prince George's County, Maryland, died in February 2007 when bacteria from an abscessed... BY

WiMAXed Out

It's easy to see why some people call WiMAX, a form of wireless broadband, "Wi-Fi on steroids." Rather than hotspots of connectivity -- a dot... BY

Up Front

The Rediscovery of Place

Despite all predictions, old-fashioned geographical community is making a comeback. BY
Commentary: Potomac Chronicle

Hamilton and Jefferson Revisited

The states and feds started fighting about banking law in 1789. They're still at it. BY

The Business of Government

Commentary: Economic Engines

A New Urbanist's Dream

To succeed, airports will have to provide travelers with many business services that are accessible without a car. BY
Commentary: Tech Talk

Going Viral

The video a state or locality puts up on YouTube doesn't have to be wacky, but it helps. BY

Focusing on Accountability

By the time Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell left office in 2000 -- riding a bribery and tax-evasion scandal out the door and into federal prison --... BY
Commentary: Economic Engines

More than Just a Train

I'm starting to believe the hyperbole about the revolution being spawned by Charlotte's new light-rail line. BY

The Junkyard Crew

State and local governments are struggling to keep up with a high-tech economy's surge of e-waste. BY


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