New York City
Issues Tank: Gimme Shelter [Photo: Esteban Chiner, flickr]
This isn’t former Comptroller Bill Thompson’s first rodeo. Four years ago he ran against and lost to Mayor Bloomberg by 4.6 percent, but this race has been different altogether. Last time around it was his adamant stance on term limits that lit a fire under his campaign; in this race he may not have such a clear rallying point.
Death Toll from NYC Legionnaires Outbreak Rises to 12 [Photo: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Wikimedia Commons]
Advocates Say NYCHA Recycling Barely Exists [Photo: epSos .de, flickr]
Music streaming services like Spotify and Pandora pay musicians every time they play their songs, but radio stations don't have to. That's the way it has always been, under the rationale that radio airplay benefits artists in other ways. But Congressmen Jerry Nadler (D-NY) called it unfair to artists.
Meet the old boss, Chicago. Same as the old boss. Rahm Emanuel won a second term as Mayor of Chicago, beating Jesus “Chuy” Rodriguez in a run-off election. The race was being closely watched in liberal circles as it pitted the centrist, former Obama operative Emanuel against the working-class-supported progressive Rodriguez.