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Washington lawmakers reach deal on water dispute that stalled new construction

“A deal reached by top state lawmakers on a rural water dispute paves the way for approval of more than $4 billion in new school and other construction projects, officials said Thursday” writes Associated Press for seattletimes.com. New money for local water and sewer projects, school construction, mental health facilities and other construction across the state have been on hold since lawmakers adjourned last year without approving the capital budget. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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Wage dispute at NY City’s main produce market could lead to strike

“The Hunt’s Point market says it supplies 60 percent of New York City’s food” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The employers, who are represented by the New York Produce Trade Association, expressed optimism that a strike could be averted, while vowing to keep the market open if the talks fail and workers walk off the job. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Spain and Mexico locked in manchego dispute

“That is how they have come to be at the centre of a standoff that is slowing down a major trade deal between Mexico and the European Union” writes David Agren for theguardian.com. But it’s a fake name.” This dogged defence is now dragging down negotiations to update a trade deal between Mexico and the EU that was signed in 2000. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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Judge sides with black farmer in medical marijuana dispute

“The law also requires the black farmer who receives a license to be a member of the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association-Florida Chapter” writes News Service Of for sun-sentinel.com. A Tallahassee judge issued a final order Tuesday in a dispute over a marijuana license earmarked for a black farmer, one of 10 coveted medical-marijuana licenses ordered by state lawmakers as part of a law passed last year.Leon County Circuit Judge Charles Dodson granted a temporary injunction requested by Columbus Smith, a Panama City black farmer who challenged a portion of…

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Former easyJet boss takes on ITV amid troubling Virgin dispute

“The former easyJet boss will take over day-to-day operational responsibilities from chairman Sir Peter Bazalgette and chief financial officer Ian Griffiths, who have been acting as caretakers, at a crucial time” writes Ben Marlow for telegraph.co.uk. Dame Carolyn McCall will take the helm at ITV on Monday with the broadcaster locked in a commercial dispute with its biggest shareholder and playing catch-up in television’s internet revolution.ITV has long campaigned for pay-TV operators to pay to carry its main channel, and promoted prospects of a financial boost to City ­investors.The cable operator,…

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Kathy Griffin Testifies in Neighbor Dispute

“Mezger filed his own restraining order against Griffin shortly after, and they both appeared in a California court on Thursday to try and solve the matter” reports hollywood.com. Griffin filed the order after Mezger went on a foul-mouthed tirade at her and her boyfriend Randy Bick after they called the police to report a noise disturbance coming from Mezger’s property. You’re not our f**king neighbor, you’re a f**king a**hole.” In his restraining order, Mezger claimed the couple had “rendered living in our home intolerable” as he and his wife Sandra…

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Roy Moore claims he took a polygraph test to dispute sexual misconduct claims

“Roy Moore, the Alabama GOP Senate candidate who lost to Democrat Doug Jones in December, claims to have taken a polygraph test to dispute allegations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls” writes Joe Perticone for businessinsider.com. Several women came forward before the election accusing Moore of sexual misconduct with them when they were teenagers as young as 14 years old and he was in his 30s. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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State court favors city in dispute over food-truck rules

“Nevertheless, many food trucks complained that the new rules were devised to favor restaurants and made it impossible for food trucks to succeed in Chicago” writes Dan Mihalopoulos for suntimes.com. A state appeals court panel has unanimously rejected a lawsuit that challenges the city of Chicago’s five-year-old ordinance regulating food trucks.The right-wing Illinois Policy Institute filed an amicus brief in support of the food trucks in appellate court in April.The lone remaining plaintiff in the case — the owner of a food truck that sells cupcakes — appealed that ruling. Source:…

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Amazon to pay 100 million euros to settle Italy tax dispute: statement

“Amazon will pay a total of 100 million euros ($118 million) to resolve the dispute, the tax agency said in a statement” writes Min Read for reuters.com. In April, Milan tax police said it believed the world’s largest online retailer had evaded 120-130 million euros of taxes in Italy, a source told Reuters.MILAN (Reuters) – Italy’s tax authority said on Friday it had reached an agreement with e-commerce giant Amazon to settle outstanding tax claims covering the period 2011-2015.It added the company had invested over 800 million euros since setting…

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Amazon to pay 100M euros to settle Italy tax dispute

“Amazon will pay a total of 100 million euros ($118 million) to resolve the dispute, the tax agency said in a statement” writes Min Read for reuters.com. In April, Milan tax police said it believed the world’s largest online retailer had evaded 120-130 million euros of taxes in Italy, a source told Reuters.MILAN (Reuters) – Italy’s tax authority said on Friday it had reached an agreement with e-commerce giant Amazon to settle outstanding tax claims covering the period 2011-2015.It added the company had invested over 800 million euros since setting…

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