Eminent domain

In this Jan. 24, 2014 photo, Andy and Ceil Barrie stand for a photo next to their mining cabin near Breckenridge, Colo. Summit County wants to condemn 10 acres of land that belongs to the Barrie's through the controversial power of eminent domain. (AP Photo/Nicholas Riccardi)

A western wrinkle on eminent domain

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — The view from the deck of the small, century-old cabin was a dream come true for Andy and Ceil Barrie — a sweeping panorama of 13,000 and 14,000-foot peaks towering above […]


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Land acquisition for high-speed rail moving slowly

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The agency that oversees California’s high-speed rail project has started the daunting and expensive process of acquiring thousands of acres in the Central Valley. But months after shovels were supposed to […]


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Richmond, Calif. looks to seize loans to ease mortgages

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When the mayor of Richmond, Calif., and a gaggle of activists and homeowners showed up at the Wells Fargo Bank headquarters in downtown San Francisco this month, they were on a […]



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