Friday, October 9, 2015

Thursday's DN: A half-billion dollars to nowhere?

The city's two job-training and placement programs have burned through $493 million in the last four years. Has it been well spent? Maybe not.

Thursday's DN: A half-billion dollars to nowhere?


The city's two job-training and placement programs have burned through $493 million in the last four years. Has it been well spent? Maybe not.

A grand jury says the owner of the Pain Center and his daughter defrauded insurance companies out of $5 million.

Ronnie Polaneczky weighs in on former state Welfare Department special assistant Robert Patterson who's apparently a big fan of semen boosting women's self-esteem. And, uh, yeah...

Bonnie Sweeten could end up facing 10 years in the slammer.

Annnnd the Fire Department is a bit of a mess.

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