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Patt Morrison for July 12, 2012




San Bernardino city council caps a 3-hour budget hearing by grimly approving authorization for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection.
San Bernardino city council caps a 3-hour budget hearing by grimly approving authorization for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection.
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Yesterday San Bernardino became the third city in California to declare Chapter 9 bankruptcy in three weeks. For the city of about 200,000, what does that mean for all its debts? Plus, we’d like to live as long as we can but we don’t often ask how can we die better when the time comes. Now we are. The author of "A Better End" answers your questions. And people actually go to court fighting over the order of propositions on the ballot. Why does it matter? The psychology of first, last and middle, today at one o’clock.