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Real Estate

The Hottest Luxury Second-Home Markets

Sales of luxury second homes increased in many U.S. markets last year. If you want see some of the priciest,…

World

Hualien County Is a Quiet, Scenic Tourist Destination

Hualien County on Taiwan’s east coast is a scenic, sleepy tourist area tucked away from the island’s urban centers, with…

Travel

Revisiting Florida 2000 and the Butterfly Effect

The evidence is strong that Al Gore would have won had it not been for an infamous ballot design in…

World

Peter Shapiro, Political Groundbreaker in New Jersey, Dies at 71

He bucked the Democratic machine to become the youngest member of the state’s General Assembly and reformed government as the…

Real Estate

How Much Higher Are Your Post-Pandemic Property Taxes?

Real estate taxes on single-family homes increased about 24 percent from 2019 to 2023.

Travel

A Quiet Maine County Braces for the Eclipse. ‘Where Are 20,000 People Going to Pee?’

For generations, visitors to Maine have flocked east to the rocky coastline, with its lobster boats and crashing waves, or…

World

In N.Y. Suburbs, Republicans Seek Edge by Targeting Transgender Athletes

A debate over transgender women and girls in sports in Nassau County spurred a legal fight, a visit from Caitlyn…

World

Tammy Murphy Wins Crucial Support in Her Bid for U.S. Senate

The first lady of New Jersey won the endorsement of Democrats in Bergen County on Monday night, beating her closest…

World

Long Island County Bans Transgender Athletes in Executive Order

The ban would prohibit teams that include transgender athletes from using Nassau County facilities. It is the latest effort in…

World

How to Boost Voter Turnout With Just One Signature

In a rare bit of political good news in the final days of 2023, Gov. Kathy Hochul of New York…

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