Legal opinion may breathe life into Fairgrounds repairs, plans

Fairgrounds likely will remain fairgrounds for foreseeable future. And yet it’s not entirely clear what that means More

Council holds public hearing on Dean's budget, approves small cities agreement

Council approves purchase of two Smith Springs Road properties, on which city plans to build two schools More

Fairgrounds Redux: 2 years after bruising political fight, events are aligning for another round

Years after mayor called off bulldozers in face of public pressure, things are far from settled   More

Dean proposes $1.8 billion Metro budget for 2013-14

Budget includes additional $26 million for schools and 3.61 percent increase over current fiscal year More

Council advances land swap and incentives bills, defers studio bill

Megan Barry asks to defer studio bill for one meeting, citing request for more time to discuss it   More

Outlooks for farmers’ market, fairgrounds contrast sharply

Both facilities have struggled financially for years, but there's palpable difference in tone between two More

In first day of budget hearings, Dean quells speculation of tax hike

Mayor hears presentations from departments Tuesday, budget will be presented to Council on April 30 More

Need for space, accommodations push city to replace aging fire stations

State law regarding gender equity requires newly constructed fire halls abandon old 'bunk room' format of past More

Weekly Obsession: Budget contretemps

Sheriff Daron Hall took umbrage tax-dollar divvying process More

'City Paper' interview: Mayor talks taxes, charter schools, Med Mart and more

Dean paints dark picture of what kinds of cuts would be needed without tax increase More
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