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Student Protest Over UC Fee Hike Turns Violent

13 arrested, 15 pepper sprayed, officer conked on head with own baton

(Newser) - A 300-person strong protest against raising University of California fees got out of hand yesterday, and 13 people—mostly students—were arrested. The demonstration took place outside a UC regents meeting about the proposed increase in San Francisco. The UC San Francisco police chief called the crowd "angry and... More »

Cash-Strapped Cities Get Creative With Fees

Governments turning to extra charges to fill budget holes

(Newser) - Cities across America are taking a page from the airlines and charging for things that used to be part of the service, the New York Times reports. "Accident response fees" charging at-fault drivers for the cost of cleaning up crash scenes are catching on, and Washington, DC is considering... More »

Delta Doubles Charge for Second Bag to $100

Passengers hit with major hike just 3 months after fee was launched

(Newser) - Delta Air Lines has doubled its fee to check a second bag to $100 on domestic roundtrip flights, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The airline, struggling with sky-high fuel prices, is also hiking fees for heavy baggage and items like surfboards that need special handling. Delta officials said they have no... More »

Citizenship Delays Will Impact Election

Hundreds of thousands will miss chance to vote due to backlog

(Newser) - Hundreds of thousands of immigrants who have applied for US citizenship will not have those applications processed in time to vote in the 2008 election. The Department of Homeland Security failed to fully prepare for a massive increase in applications filed to beat a widely publicized fee increase that took... More »

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