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Archives of: February 2011

Travel Advice: Airfares Rising, Book Soon

It may seem early, but now is the time to buy tickets for your summer travel vacation-- especially if you plan to fly in July or August.  As the economy warms up, demand rises. And, when you add in higher fuel prices this year because of unrest in the Middle East, you get big airfare increases especially during the peak summer travel times. The major airlines have already successfully raised fares six ... read more

February 27, 2011

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Archives of: February 2011


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Molly Line

February 24, 2011 5:19 PM

Providence Plans to Pink Slip All Teachers

In an unprecedented move to reduce spending and reign in a massive $40 million dollar budget shortfall school district leaders in Providence, Rhode Island plan to send dismissal notices to every teacher in the district by March 1st, meeting a legal deadline to warn teachers of changes to their employment status. Providence Superintendent Tom Brady sent letters to ... read more



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Faith Mangan

February 22, 2011 6:18 PM

Wisconsin Ripple Effect

Unions demonstrated today on the West steps of Colorado's Capitol to show solidarity with unions in Wisconsin.  Sponsors of the event in Denver this afternoon included ProgressNow Colorado and Colorado AFL-CIO.  A group of Tea Party activists, who ... read more



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Adam Housley

February 21, 2011 11:17 AM

Hezbollah Working with Cartels

As if the threat of deadly drug cartels in Mexico wasn't enough, some of them are joining forces with Middle East terror groups. "Hezbollah are absolute masters at identifying existing smuggling infrastructures," says former DEA Chief of ... read more



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Elizabeth Prann

February 20, 2011 2:59 PM

A Soldier’s Dog Finds a Home

Like most 12-year old boys, Rapheal Pennell has always wanted a puppy. And like the parents of many 12-year old boys, his parents resisted until they found Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pets.    "My son really came forward and said, I want to ... read more



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Claudia Cowan

February 18, 2011 1:05 PM

San Fran Parking Police On a Mi$$ion

The streets of San Francisco have something for everyone. That would include -- thanks to illegally parked cars -- plentiful sources of cash for the city's Municipal Transit Agency (MTA). Facing a $21 million deficit now, and a projected billion dollar gap over the next 20 years, the MTA is directing parking cops to write as many tickets as possible and, ... read more



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Ben Evansky

February 17, 2011 5:31 PM

U.N. Headache For Obama

The Obama administration is expected to face a stern challenge of its foreign policy at the United Nations Security Council Friday if a draft resolution is voted on by members of the council. The Palestinian and Lebanese sponsored draft resolution condemns "the continuation of settlement activities by Israel, the occupying power, in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, ... read more



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Mike Tobin

February 16, 2011 9:28 PM

Revolution Reaches Palestinians, Then What?

As the wildfire of revolution and reform spreads through the Arab world, it jumps into the Palestinian territories and has leaders calling to get the long-stalled Palestinian elections back on track. The West Bank government announced over the weekend that a vote would take place by September. The thinking man’s first reaction to that is: Wait a minute. Remember what ... read more



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Serafin Gomez

February 16, 2011 7:19 PM

Who was Jaime Zapata? Hero Remembered

U.S. Special Agent Jaime Jorge Zapata was shot and killed in the line of duty Tuesday afternoon, reportedly by members of the notorious drug cartel, Los Zetas, while driving between ... read more



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Adam Housley

February 16, 2011 11:05 AM

The Coast Guard’s New Cutter

Aboard the USCG Cutter Waesche we are more than impressed. At this time of the morning, the fog envelopes San Francisco to the point that we can't see Alcatraz, or even a slight glimpse of the city, as the 418 foot long ship gently slices through the ... read more



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Laura Ingle

February 15, 2011 8:01 AM

A National Treasure Rises From The Ashes

Since 1923, artisans and craftsmen at the Wendell August Forge in Grove City, Pennsylvania have been producing handcrafted heirloom pieces in sterling silver, bronze, pewter and other metals ... read more