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Politicians seek special enviro deal on arena 7

This is Part One of a two-part series. March 30, 2013 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — The unusually speedy approval of a new NBA arena for the Kings basketball team in the heart of downtown Sacramento leaves many details and

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Sacramento arena: A ‘Field of Schemes’ 8

March 27, 2013 By Katy Grimes Sacramento officials have lost all ability to reason, and instead are letting emotions and delusions of grandeur drive their decision over a downtown sports arena. Arenas are nothing more that fields of schemes, and the

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Sacramento jumps the shark on arena deal 4

March 24, 2013 By Katy Grimes Some people want something so badly, they’ll sell their souls to the devil, they’ll ignore facts, reason and important details.  A case in point is Sacramento politicians, and the ongoing arena obsession. Sacramento’s Mayor

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Unions or cities pushing more tax increases? 0

July 19, 2012 Katy Grimes: Not wanting to be left out of the latest trend, it appears that Sacramento’s City Council wants to file for bankruptcy as well. “An overwhelming majority of the council has expressed support for raising the

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Sacto can recover from bad arena deal 20

April 24, 2012 By Katy Grimes Just last week, the news that the arena deal in Sacramento was dead was all the rage. The Maloof family, owners of the NBA Sacramento Kings, backed out of a handshake deal with the

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Sacramento’s Delusions of Grandeur 3

Sacramento officials are still actively pursuing building a downtown sports arena and entertainment facility. Despite climbing unemployment in the region, escalating business closures, widespread home foreclosures and declining tax revenue, arena talks are in full swing. City officials have cut

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Sacramento Is What's Wrong 0

Katy Grimes: When analyzing the issues of the cities and counties in this state, the city of Sacramento stands out as a textbook example of what not to do, and what’s wrong with local government. Our current city council is

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