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Curbman wisdom and other assorted thoughts from the peanut gallery

A $25 million truck parking boondoggle? A recent federal grant to eight states for parking-availability-information systems put to a different use might build as many as 2,500 new spaces. "Let that sink in for a minute."

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What is the right course for Department of Defense spending?

Is the plan Defense Secretary Hagel outlined appropriate, or should DOD stick to lower sequestration levels -- or take another route entirely? Tell us your thoughts in this poll.

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Dear American people: ‘You are about to be tracked 24/7’

Would you install an in-vehicle tracking device for an insurance discount? Most consumers wouldn't, which makes all the talk of a vehicle-miles-traveled highway tax all the more mystifying.

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Readers: Bring influence peddlers out of the shadows

A sizable majority of Overdrive readers favor reforms to campaign-finance rules that would bring 501(c)(4) political spenders into the light.

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A familiar Montana state senate candidate — broker Dan Metully

Metully, of TFI Logistics and TransportWatch.com, holds pride as a Montanan, with the state at the fore of challenges to the explosion of corporate campaign spending. Also: how the broker bond minimum increase will impact his business.

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