@bloombergnews & @BW state & local gov't reporter, maine native, california (!?) transplant, with love & squalor. links/RTs=zero

Real Estate Heir Robert Durst Arrested on Murder Warrant

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- Robert Durst, heir to one of the biggest real-estate fortunes in New York City, was arrested late Saturday on a warrant for first degree murder, according to the Orleans Parish Sheriff's office in Louisiana. Durst, 71, has long been a subject of intrigue regarding the unsolved disappearance of his wife in the 1980s and homicide of a friend in 2000.

States Are Slashing College Budgets and Raising Tuition

bloomberg.com — In 48 U.S. states, government spending on each college student is still below where it was before the recession that ended almost six years ago. Now, at least seven governors propose cutting deeper. Republicans in Wisconsin and Louisiana, whose governors hold White House ambitions, as well as Illinois, Arizona, Alaska and West Virginia, all would reduce support for colleges and universities in budgets under consideration this year.

Ski-lift cost becomes moving target as dynamic prices hit slopes

buffalonews.com — On a January Saturday in Utah's Wasatch mountains, a chairlift whisked Stephen Percassi, an engineer from upstate New York, toward the top of Alta Ski Area. In his pocket was his lift ticket, which would've cost $84 that day. Instead, weeks earlier, he'd scored it online for $69...

Ski Resorts Experiment With Dynamic Pricing

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- On a January Saturday in Utah's Wasatch mountains, a chairlift whisked Stephen Percassi, an engineer from upstate New York, toward the top of Alta Ski Area. In his pocket was his lift ticket, which would've cost $84 that day. Instead, weeks earlier, he'd scored it online for $69.

Ski-lift cost becomes moving target as dynamic prices hit slopes

montrealgazette.com — On a January Saturday in Utah's Wasatch mountains, a chairlift whisked Stephen Percassi, an engineer from upstate New York, toward the top of Alta Ski Area. In his pocket was his lift ticket, which would've cost $84 that day. Instead, weeks earlier, he'd scored it online for $69.

California commuter train hits truck in 'gnarly' accident

smh.com.au — The wreckage of a Metrolink commuter train after it crashed into a truck. Photo: AP Santa Barbara: At least 30 people were injured when a Southern California commuter train collided with a truck near Los Angeles on Tuesday, toppling three rail three cars. There were no deaths reported, according to the Ventura County Fire Department.

U.S. Labor Secretary Perez’s Hands-On Style Clinched Port Deal

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- Thomas Perez, the Obama administration cabinet official who brokered a settlement in long-stalled talks between workers and management at U.S. West Coast ports, has a history of forging compromise. "He's very hands-on, not unwilling to mix things up," said Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, who watched Perez, as an assistant U.S.

Grisly Language Propels Kansas Anti-Abortion Bill as U.S. Model

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- Activists in Kansas and Oklahoma are seeking to outlaw a common abortion technique by using the text of legislative bills to lay bare its graphic details, a tactic that may spread across the U.S. Republican lawmakers in both states are pushing to ban what they call "dismemberment abortion" with language supplied by National Right to Life, a Washington-based advocacy group.

Blizzard Fizzles in New York City

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- The New York region lurched back to life after a storm advertised as a potentially life-threatening blizzard ended up as a mundane winter snowfall.

Blizzard Brings Northeast U.S. to a Grinding Halt

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- A nor'easter blizzard of historic proportions barreling up the U.S. East Coast prompted authorities to shut highways, bridges, transit systems, schools, Broadway shows and sporting events in a swath from New Jersey through New England.
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Mar 20, 2015

there's nothing better than the @longformpodcast always, but especially while on a reporting trip. highly recommend.

Mar 11, 2015

RT @AdviceToWriters: Writer's block? If you're stuck, it means you don't yet know what you're trying to say. SUSAN ORLEAN (@susanorlean) pic.twitter.com/YaGzvhNh3N

Mar 10, 2015

#mustread by @Alissanyt on policewomen & the broader Western effort to engineer gender equality in Afghanistan: nyti.ms/1Gpq3UD

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