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Arena lawsuit: Deposition of key officials nears go-ahead

Opponents of the push for a heavily subsidized downtown Sacramento basketball arena are closer to forcing key city insiders to tell what they know about how much taxpayers actually will have to pay for the project. Last week, Sacramento Superior

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Group charges City of Sacramento with arts funding bias

A scathing new report accuses the City of Sacramento of favoritism, bias and fiscal irresponsibility in its distribution of funding for the arts. The study, published by the Latino Arts Network of California, a statewide group of California Latino arts

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Politicians seek special enviro deal on arena

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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Unions or cities pushing more tax increases?

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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Pols Build Arena While Sacto Burns

Katy Grimes: Sacramento’c City Council approved the arena financing plan last night, 7-2, supporting Mayor Kevin Johnson for the first time since his 2008 election. But this arena deal wasn’t exactly the smartest issue in which to support Johnson. Sacramento

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Sacramento's Identity Crisis

FEB. 28, 2011 For several years Sacramento has waged a debate over whether our NBA team, The Sacramento Kings, will leave town for greener pastures and deeper pockets. As a Sacramento native, I remember very well the fanfare surrounding the

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