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say the magic word (jobs), and local leaders will approve any zoning exemption


to the editor: the situation is too familiar to those who monitor planning decisions by local agencies across the state, from coastal cities to desert towns. developers need only mouth the “j” word (jobs) to hypnotize local officials into backing their projects. (“when developers want to build...






california sounds: new from local natives (remixed by cl ixx), sir, thundercat a


local natives, “dark days (cl ixx remix)” (loma vista). the catchiest song on local natives’ 2016 album “sunlit youth” gets the remix treatment by the soulful los angeles house duo cl ixx. both the original and this remix feature harmonies and a verse from singer nina persson of the swedish...






politics got you down? turn your attention to state and local governments


much, and maybe most, of what affects us on a daily basis doesn’t come out of washington at all. it comes out of the legislature in denver, and from local bodies across the state.






local leader s dead in thailand's troubled south


police in thailand say a local politician in the country's deep south has been fatally s by a group of heavily armed men clad in black.






meet nick jordan: the delano-raised r&b/pop singer won our are you local? co


never mind the jet lag. the r&b/pop singer won our are you local? contest with a high-energy set.






meet nick jordan: the delano-raised r&b/pop singer won our are you local? contes


never mind the jet lag. the r&b/pop singer won our are you local? contest with a high-energy set.






facebook adds tools for finding or giving help after local disasters


facebook is updating its safety check feature to make it easier for people to find or give help such as food, shelter or transportation during local disasters.






basketball backboard makes excellent magnifying gl


"check out what the backboard did to the shingles right behind it. crazy, right?" here's the uncropped picture: (more…)






trump wants to enlist local police in immigration crackdown


to build his highly touted deportation force, president donald trump is reviving a long-standing program that deputizes local officers to enforce federal immigration law.






philippines: us military can build barracks in local ps


the philippine defense chief says president rodrigo duterte has given the go-ahead for u.s. military construction of barracks in designated local ps where american forces are allowed to temporarily station under a 2014 defense pact.






rick bayless, familyfarmed cook up plan to grow local food


when rick bayless' frontera grill opened almost 30 years ago, according to the celebrity chef, chicago was a "wasteland for local agriculture." before the proliferation of farmer's markets and surge of farm-to-table marketing, bayless pleaded with farmers in illinois and wisconsin to just to sell...






meet the five acts who'll compete monday in our are you local? best-new-band con


it started with 92 acts. then there were 16. the public voted, and now comes the final five in the star tribune’s eighth annual are you local? best-new-band search. kiss the tiger, lazy scorsese, graveyard club, nick jordan and ayvah will compete live in concert monday at the turf club in st. paul (7 p.m., $5-$7). whoever wins that night will bag $2,000 and the opening slot in our ayl showcase concert feb. 17 at first avenue with local legends the suburbs, gramma’s boyfriend featuring haley bonar and dj shannon blowtorch.






philippines: us military can build barracks in local ps


philippine president rodrigo duterte has given the go-ahead for the u.s. military to build barracks and fuel depots in designated local ps where american forces are allowed to temporarily station under a 2014 defense pact, defense secretary delfin lorenzana said tuesday.






minnesota scene: hobey baker candidates include 14 with local ties


fourteen players with local ties — including gophers forwards justin kloos and tyler sheehy and defenseman jake bischoff — are among 66 players nominated for the hobey baker award, given annually to college hockey’s top player.






colorado’s public lands are boosting local economies


as citizens, government officials and business owners grapple with the value of public lands, one things holds true: federal designation of an area as a national park or monument can help the local economy. the two newest national monuments in colorado are buoying the communities that surround them.






how public lands in colorado are boosting local economies


as citizens, government officials and business owners grapple with the value of public lands, one things holds true: federal designation of an area as a national park or monument can help the local economy. the two newest national monuments in colorado are buoying the communities that surround them.






arlington heights students skip class, businesses close early in 'day without im


thousands of students were absent from classes and some local businesses were shuttered across the northwest suburbs on thursday, as local residents joined forces to show solidarity with the national "a day without immigrants" protest. more than 1,000 of the 6,700 students who attend pre-k through...






nick jordan tops the 2017 are you local? contest


nick jordan tops the 2017 are you local? contest. with a rare tiebreaker, the young r&b singer won the star tribune's eighth-annual best-new-band competition.






fbi afraid to share information with local police because white supremacists hav


there have been reports of white supremacist groups infiltrating local police departments for years now, and it seems the fbi is so concerned about the trend that it’s put protocols in place to block sharing information with cops suspected of having white nationalist ties. the intercept has pu...






hobey baker award candidates include 14 with local ties


fourteen players with local ties — including gophers forwards justin kloos and tyler sheehy and defenseman jake bischoff — are among 66 players nominated for the hobey baker award, given annually to college hockey’s top player.






northwest suburban students skip class, businesses close early in 'day without i


thousands of students were absent from classes and some local businesses were shuttered across the northwest suburbs on thursday, as local residents joined forces to show solidarity with the national "a day without immigrants" protest. more than 1,000 of the 6,700 students who attend pre-k through...






trump wants to enlist local police in immigration crackdown


to build his highly touted deportation force, president donald trump is reviving a long-standing program that deputizes local officers to enforce federal immigration law.the program received scant attention during a week in which trump announced plans to build a border wall, hire thousands more...






travel ban: local attorneys say feds got tough questions from judges, but so did


a “ bench” put the federal government’s feet to the fire, several local attorneys said after listening to the 9th circuit hearing on president trump’s travel ban. but they noted washington’s lawyer faced tough questions too.






local leader s dead in thailand’s troubled south


hat yai, thailand (ap) — a local official in thailand’s deep south was fatally s friday by heavily armed men who stopped him on his way to work, police said. sama-ae doloh, a sub-district chief in pattani province, was driving his pickup truck to work when at least three men in another truck blocked an […]






president trump wants to enlist local police in immigration crackdown


to build his highly touted deportation force, president donald trump is reviving a long-standing program that deputizes local officers to enforce federal immigration law.the program received scant attention during a week in which trump announced plans to build a border wall, hire thousands more...






local leader s dead in thailand’s troubled south


hat yai, thailand (ap) — police in thailand say a local politician in the country’s deep south has been fatally s by a group of heavily armed men clad in black. police capt. theera iedchata said sama-ae doloh, a sub-district chief in pattani province, was driving his pickup truck to work on friday when at […]






reaction to former players' first game back against local team is mixed bag


kevin durant returned to play against oklahoma city for the first time saturday since signing in the offseason with golden state. he was booed (predictably). russell westbrook tried to be the hero (predictably). and durant got the last laugh in a 130-114 win for the warriors, in which he scored 34 points in 33 minutes (also predictably). it doesn’t always happen that way, of course, locally. since 2000, athletes who used to play for local teams before leaving have pretty much run the gamut in how their return games played out. let’s take a look at some of the most interesting returns:






how a facebook post led women to protest 'backdoor boys’ club' of local governme


in arlington heights, a facebook post by a candidate for the village board appears to have resulted in the revelation of a deep division in town, with scores of residents – mostly women – packing village hall to decry what they called the "backdoor boys' club" of local government. dr. kathleen...






philippines: us military can build barracks in local ps


manila, philippines (ap) — philippine president rodrigo duterte has given the go-ahead for the u.s. military to build barracks and fuel depots in designated local ps where american forces are allowed to temporarily station under a 2014 defense pact, defense secretary delfin lorenzana said tuesday. duterte last month threatened to abrogate the agreement if the […]






man mauled by tiger, killed at eastern china resort


beijing (ap) — a tiger-mauling death at a chinese zoo is under investigation by local authorities who say the victim climbed a fence into the tiger’s enclosure. the attack occurred urday at a resort on dongqian lake in eastern china’s zhejiang province. a local government statement says the victim, identified only by his surname of […]






dc statehood supporters to lobby congress on local autonomy


washington (ap) — advocates for district of columbia statehood are making their annual pitch to members of congress. this year’s “lobby day” organized by d.c. vote comes amid an attempt by house republicans to invalidate a local law. on monday, a house committee voted in favor of a resolution that would strike down the district’s […]






philippines: us military can build barracks in local ps


manila, philippines (ap) — the philippine defense chief says president rodrigo duterte has given the go-ahead for u.s. military construction of barracks in designated local ps where american forces are allowed to temporarily station under a 2014 defense pact. defense secretary delfin lorenzana said tuesday that duterte told him the construction under the enhanced defense […]






trump wants to enlist local police in immigration crackdown


phoenix (ap) — to build his highly touted deportation force, president donald trump is reviving a long-standing program that deputizes local officers to enforce federal immigration law. the program received scant attention during a week in which trump announced plans to build a border wall, hire thousands more federal agents and impose restrictions on refugees […]






trump wants to enlist local police in immigration crackdown


phoenix (ap) — to build his highly touted deportation force, president donald trump is reviving a long-standing program that deputizes local officers to enforce federal immigration law. the program received scant attention during a week in which trump announced plans to build a border wall, hire thousands more federal agents and impose restrictions on refugees […]






garrett popcorn owner to buy frango from macy's, returning brand to local owners


garrett brands, the owner of garrett popcorn shops, will buy the frango chocolate brand from macy's for a undisclosed sum, the companies announced monday.the purchase would return the frango brand, once the trademark premium chocolate brand of marshall field's, to local ownership.chicago-based...