States depend on a variety of sources for tax revenue, but one of the most common are individual income taxes. This week’s map shows state and local combined individual income tax collections per person in the 2012 fiscal year (the latest data available). Click on map to enlarge. Show More Summary
Atlanta has one of the best comedy scenes in the country, and each week is filled with plenty of opportunities to see some of Atlanta’s best local comics and visiting national touring acts. He’s your best bets for getting into some funny business.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
Nissan’s all-new NP300 ‘D23’ Navara lands in Australia this week, lauching with an initial line-up of 27 variants priced from $26,490 to $54,490 plus on-roads. Replacing both the D40 and D22 models, the new Navara’s local debut comes one year on from its global unveiling in Thailand, where the new model is built. Show More Summary
The Mahindra Genio will get a facelift in the coming weeks that the brand’s local spokesman says will make it “a lot more pleasing to the eye”. Mahindra Australia marketing manager James Halliwell told CarAdvice the Indian car maker was preparing to launch an updated version of its low-cost, HiLux-rivalling ute, revealing an announcement about [...]
At least half a million people took part in funeral processions for victims of last week's deadly terror attack on a Shia mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia, local media reported.
Manchester United have been heavily linked to Valencia defender Nicolas Otamendi in recent weeks and speculation will only be heightened after his agent spoke on local radio today. His agent, Eugenio Lopez, denied reports that Otamendi...Show More Summary
Local market begins week moderately stronger ahead of Memorial Day public holiday in the US.
Toyota’s all-new 2016 HiLux was officially unveiled this week, as the Japanese carmaker prepares for its arrival in local showrooms from October. Precise specifications have yet to be revealed, but Toyota Australia has confirmed that the Workmate, SR and SR5 grades will continue to be offered, along with a new Hi-Rider RWD model. Show More Summary
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your two-sentence local news review. Here are your headlines for the week. Alameda Municipal Power may soon provide a subscription solar power service for residents and business owners who aren’t prepared to install their own solar array. Utility officials pitched the proposal to the Public Utilities
We drove the all-new Audi Q7 this past week and found it to handle remarkably well given its size. It arrives in local showrooms early next year, initially in gasoline and diesel V-6 guises. Further down the track there will be other variants including an e-tron plug-in hybrid and sporty SQ7. BMW announced this week that it's bringing back its ZHP...
First, I'd like to note Sean Nelson's obit for once local, and dear friend to many, Darius Minwalla. I can't remember the last time I saw him, but I always remembered him on the rare occasions I did. He was a nice fellow, condolences all around. Show More Summary
As crews worked on Friday to bag, mop and contain the oil in the Santa Barbara Channel from this week’s pipeline rupture, local businesses worried about the impact the spill would have over Memorial Day weekend, the traditional kickoff for summer.Read full article >>
Political Action Committees (PACs) spent exorbitantly on a local school board election in Los Angeles, Education Week reported. PACs spent $4.7 million to influence the Los Angeles Unified School Board election that was considered to be a showdown between union-backed candidates and pro-charter supporters, according to Education Week. Show More Summary
It’s a new fight week, which marks the return of “UFC 187 Embedded” and a preview of Saturday’s pay-per-view event. In the series’ fifth episode, Anthony Johnson heads to a local hyperbaric chamber center – and gets a crash course in (...)
Earlier this week, folks in the know claimed that Apple's HDTV project had been junked after more than a decade of development. Now, however, Re/code is reporting that the company is still working on an online TV service for its devices, but wants to beat its rivals by being the first to offer live video from local broadcasters. Show More Summary
A few times a week for several months, I crossed paths with The Man Who Now Avoids Me. We first became acquainted through municipal government, then encountered each other on the trail in a local nature preserve. Whenever we chattedShow More Summary
Toyota’s all-new 2016 HiLux, revealed to the world at simultaneous Sydney and Bangkok events this week, will hit Australia in October. Full local details of the new line-up are still to be confirmed, but Toyota has so far revealed a significant number of the global HiLux range’s mechanical and technology specifications. Show More Summary
The Islamic State this week captured Palmyra, an ancient desert city in the heart of Syria and a UNESCO World Heritage site, and has set about killing local civilians and targeting those suspected of collaborating with the regime. But...Show More Summary
The Apple Watch won’t be available in stores for at least a few more weeks, but if you want to get a head start on your collection of band color options, hurry to your local Apple Store now. They’ve finally … Read more ›
The Santa Barbara coastline is suffering a massive oil spill after an oil pipe broke this week. The slick stretches across nine miles and has affected wildlife in the area, as well as local beaches. As a result of the spill, California Governor Jerry Brown declared an emergency in Santa Barbara County. Show More Summary