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THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY SMELLS LIKE: Some Bernie Sanders supporters plan a ‘Fart-In” on the final night of the Democratic National Convention.
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NAME GAME: Parents, students and famous alumni are calling on school officials to change the name of a Falls Church, Va., high school named in honor of Confederate Gen. Jeb Stuart. The move would cost taxpayers about $700,000.
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The City of Milwaukee Zoning, Neighborhoods & Development Committee voted against selling the vacant Centro del Nino school to Right Step, but the full Common Council then approved the sale.
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‘TIED’ REGULATION: SoLu Estate Winery in Sheboygan County is caught between a rock and a hard place thanks to Wisconsin’s ‘Tied House’ law and the state’s prohibitive three-tiered system.
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NO SWIMMING: Vacationers to the picturesque resort town of Rehoboth, Delaware, very nearly got a rude surprise from the town government this year, as officials considered banning pools, of all things.
Vacationers to the resort town of Rehoboth, Delaware, nearly got a rude surprise from the town government this year, as officials considered banning pools.
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TEMPORARY TRUCE: At the Philadelphia International Airport, ominous signs warn travelers about the illegality of ridesharing operations in Philadelphia. But the PPA and ridesharing companies have reached a truce that will last through the summer — long enough to keep Democratic National Convention-goers cruising without difficulty. 
Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday signed a measure giving ridesharing companies legal authority to operate in Philadelphia, at least until the end of September.
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Now that the conventions are over, taxpayers are stuck with the bill. Congress dished out $50 million to each committee for security costs.

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In a never ending story of cost increases, the Kemper Project added another $9 million in June.
The bottom line for the Kemper Project clean coal power plant increased by $9 million in June, bringing the total cost to $6.76 billion.
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NANNY STATE: Phoenix is too hot in the summertime to trust dog owners to take care of their own pets, city officials have decided.
Phoenix has made hiking with your dogs in extreme heat a misdemeanor – all in the name of education – and they mean to (not) enforce it.
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IT BLOWS: New problems with wind energy in Denmark and Poland may signal trouble ahead for Vermont’s wind energy sector.
New problems in Europe's alternative energy sector may foreshadow troubles for Vermont, which aims to become 90 percent renewable by 2050.
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GAME OF CHANCE: Pennsylvania lawmakers approved a budget that will require $100 million from an online gambling bill that won’t be voted on until the fall.
Pennsylvania passed a budget that relies on a lucrative online gambling bill that lawmakers won't vote on until the fall.
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CHOICE REFORMS: House Bill 530 would overhaul Pennsylvania’s 20-year-old charter school law and analyze how charters are funded.
HB 530 would overhaul Pennsylvania charter school laws.
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