Latest Stories Tagged: California

Development & Education

'Student loans? We'll pay 'em,' say cities trying to fight brain drain

In an effort to keep young, highly educated people in their communities, rural areas and small cities are turning to incentives to tip the balance in their favor. Now, communities in Kansas, New York and other places across the country are offering, for example, to pay off student loans for people who put down roots in these less popular places.

Global Politics

As Toronto prepares for Pam Am Games, some critics decry huge budgets

In just three years time, Toronto will play host to the Pan Am Games -- a sort of mini Olympics. Putting the thing on will cost more than C$1 billion in new facilities and infrastructure, but it's only projected to bring in a few hundred million in revenue. Proponents say the facilities will get a life-time of use. Critics say these specific facilities won't.


Toronto Prepares for Summer Olympics Lite

London isn't the only city preparing for an international sporting event. In Canada, Toronto will host the Pan American Games in 2015. In both London and Toronto, there's a similar debate. Is hosting a major sporting event a blessing or a curse?