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Fri, 25 May 2018 02:54:22 GMT
When we convened a panel of local mayors in March, the impact of e-commerce on sales tax revenue was a hot topic. While there are few signs pointing to a slowdown in digital commerce, a looming U.S. Supreme Court ruling could hold the key to Alabama and its local governments securing more sales tax revenue from online sales, as well as simplification of the state's sales tax collection process.
"People are angry, universally, at the government," says journalist Charlie LeDuff
Fri, 25 May 2018 02:50:41 GMT
Charlie LeDuff is channeling America's rage. It's a rage that unites vast swathes of the country, he says, from protesters in Ferguson to Flint, Michigan, to Detroit, to Chicago, and back to New York, even if people in those groups don't naturally find common ground.
Mount Rushmore to undergo facelift, but not the faces themselves
Fri, 25 May 2018 02:40:20 GMT
One of the region's top tourist attractions-the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in the Black Hills of South Dakota --- is getting a $5 to $7 million facelift. Actually, it's won't be a facelift on the four faces of the presidents carved into the granite mountain at the Black Hills attraction.
Trump administration defends Keystone XL pipeline in court
Fri, 25 May 2018 02:27:45 GMT
BILLINGS, Mont. - Trump administration attorneys defended the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline in federal court on Thursday against environmentalists and Native American groups that want to derail the project.
Sen. Tina Smith touts Planned Parenthood past in taking on Trump plan
Fri, 25 May 2018 02:05:13 GMT
U.S. Sen. Tina Smith embraced her past work with Planned Parenthood on Thursday as she pushed back at the Trump administration's proposal to bar the organization from receiving federal family planning money. Smith joined fellow Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington state and leaders from Planned Parenthood and abortion rights organizations to denounce the plan in a conference call with reporters.
In backstretch of regular season, Vikings, Lions, Mustangs play hard
Fri, 25 May 2018 02:03:42 GMT
It was a tough day on the high school diamonds for Belfast, Searsport and Mount View baseball and softball teams Wednesday, May 23, with only one victory recorded among the eight contests. That win went to the Viking baseball team, which earned a 17-6, 5-inning victory in a doubleheader home split of Greenville.