A yard sign opposes a local tax increase to fund public safety in Josephine County, Oregon. The ballot measure reportedly failed by a thin margin.
May 22, 2013 Two Oregon counties have reportedly rejected property tax increases that would have funded law enforcement and public safety services. The counties once received federal timber subsidies, but those days are over — and now they're scrambling to pay for essential services.
November 21, 2011 When a big snowstorm recently hit the Northeast, NPR played tape of residents handling downed power lines. An appalled utility company said the reports encourage "deadly risks." Seems only sensible that NPR should give safety advice, right? But what if local radio does it better?
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