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Critics charge flap reveals Sac Bee’s pro-arena agenda

Critics have taken issue with the Sacramento Bee’s coverage of a Sacramento arena deal. Last Thursday, the Bee featured a story under the headline, “PAC pushes Sacramento arena vote but won’t say where it is getting money.” The story claimed that Taxpayers

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Sacto Kings players dream of no-tax state 3

April 19, 2013 By Katy Grimes As the behind-the-scene negotiations take place between the NBA, the owners of the Sacramento Kings and prospective buyers, there is really only one thing to remember: everything is economic. The top Kings player is

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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 arena deal; still beating a dead horse 2

Jan. 22, 2013 By Katy Grimes “Sacramento deserves its shot to keep the Kings,” the Sacramento Bee editorial headline said this morning. “Deserves.” I really don’t like how that word is so carelessly tossed around. What Sacramento deserves is a

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‘World-class’ Sacramento deal dead 0

April 15, 2012 By Katy Grimes Ding, dong, the arena deal is dead. The free market won. Despite the failure of 13 years of efforts to build a publicly funded new sports arena in Sacramento, the-arena project-which-wouldn’t-die may have finally croaked–thanks to Mayor

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Sacramento Stimulus Arena 3

April 4, 2012 Katy Grimes It’s getting tiring pointing out that while Sacramento burns, the City Council is fiddling. At the city council meeting last evening, several council members questioned whether Joe and Gavin Maloof, the Kings’ owners, were serious or

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Think ‘Big Labor’ For Arena Deal 0

Katy Grimes: What does a city do when the chips are down, the deficit is huge, services are cut and public approval is at a record low?  Why, of course, it’s time to build a sports arena. In Sacramento, despite

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Johnson’s Big Plans May Backfire 12

Katy Grimes: Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson has made no secret of the fact that he’d like a big, beautiful new sports arena in the city. Johnson is also still pushing for a change to the city charter to make the

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Sacto To Pawn Parking For Arena 11

 Katy Grimes:  Would you pawn a $5,000 Rolex for $150? While only someone desperate for quick cash would do something so irresponsible, the City of Sacramento is making plans to cut a similar deal. City officials are about to pawn

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Stadium Dreams and Sacramento Kings 1

For the past couple years we have watched our home town struggle to keep the Sacramento Kings basketball team in Sacramento. We have also observed the proposed attempt to build a new $400 million stadium for the team in downtown

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