Source: New York Times | Seattle, Wash. |
July 2, 2012
The movement toward local food is creating a vibrant new economic laboratory for American agriculture. The result is a reworking of old models about how food gets sold and farms get financed, and who gets dirt under their fingernails doing the work.
New census estimates show population is increasing in large cities faster than the nation as a whole, and the growth appears to be accelerating. View an interactive map with updated figures for the 1,000 largest U.S. cities.
Source: Washington Post | District of Columbia |
June 27, 2012
In a unanimous vote, the deal will save the five-year-old company about $32.5 million in taxes in exchange for mentoring students interested in careers in science and technology, hiring city youths to internships and offering support to businesses affected by ongoing street construction projects.
Source: San Jose Mercury News | Santa Clara County, Calif. |
June 25, 2012
Out of nowhere, Santa Clara County officials have yanked $30 million in tax funds promised for the San Francisco 49ers' new Santa Clara stadium, saying they would rather spend the money on teachers than install "little televisions in the back of stadium seats."
Towns in several states are adopting local ordinances that exempt farmers from state and federal regulations if they sell their products directly to consumers, despite warnings that the ordinances are invalid.
Source: Reuters | Beardstown, Ill. |
June 22, 2012
The Cargill plant and the community that depends on it are emblematic of two changes in U.S. immigration. The first is the shift of job-seeking immigrants from big cities to rural and suburban areas. The second is the crackdown on illegal immigration.
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