Declarations

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Afterthought “We had this spurt in the auto age where we built these enormous arterials. We built them very wide. We designed them to speed the movement of cars. Pedestrians were a bit of an afterthought.” —Polly Trottenberg, New York …

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Bad Geometry “Our current station geometry does not serve eastern Washington well.” —John Vidale, director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network at the University of Washington, said following a magnitude-4.3 earthquake that rumbled under Washington’s Cascade Range that a new …

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Anthem Data Breach “The personally identifiable information apparently hacked at Anthem is exactly what tax fraud thieves use to make false refund claims that appear to be legitimate.” —Kevin Sullivan, commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Revenue Services, on dangers of …

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Jumping the Uber Gun “We jumped the gun, and we shouldn’t have.” —Jean Shiomoto, director of the Department of Motor Vehicles in Sacramento, Calif., said in a Jan. 23 statement that the agency is rescinding a notice that said private …

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TRIA Renewal “This reauthorization was essential and restores much-needed certainty to the insurance industry here in the Insurance Capital.” —Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on the reauthorization of Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA). The 114th Congress this month voted overwhelmingly …

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Cyber Education “For us, it’s trying to keep up with the demand.” —Derek Mohammed, chairman of the computer science department at Saint Leo University, one of several Florida schools rushing to offer programs to train cybersecurity specialists. Hopeful “We live …

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Bandit Towing “Towing charges, which should amount to a few hundred dollars, often skyrocket to a few thousand dollars once the bandit tow truck operator hauls the vehicle away from the accident scene.” —National Insurance Crime Bureau Special Agent Doreen …

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Innocence Lost … Again “New GM was not born innocent.” —Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne wants civil penalties of $10,000 for each of the hundreds of thousands of GM vehicles sold in the state in violation of consumer-fraud law. Arizona became …

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No Hesitation “If there is real evidence or a directive from (the Federal Highway Administration) that says the ET-Plus needs to be replaced, make no mistake — we will not shy away from that directive and we will not hesitate …

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No Involvement “It is clear that Mr. Allman … had no involvement in any of the decisions that resulted in Sarah’s death.” —Jeff Harris, an Atlanta attorney for the parents of Sarah Jones, a camera assistant who was killed by …

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