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  • Election turnout hits a new low

    Election turnout hits a new low
    The voter turnout in Burbank’s primary election on Tuesday dropped by 6% from what had already been a low 20.4% participation rate two years ago, which political observers attributed to apathy and a lack of hot-button issues.
  • Disney, Time-Warner pony up against Prop. 24

    The Walt Disney Co. and the parent of Warner Bros. have each given more than $1 million toward the effort to defeat an initiative on the Nov. 2 ballot that would restore an estimated $1.3 billion in business taxes to the state rolls, records show....

    Start the Presses: A modest proposition

    Start the Presses: A modest proposition
    Like a great many people, I am profoundly glad that this latest election season has passed. During each cycle, we at the paper try to inform people about issues coming before them and do our best to convince readers of the importance of taking part....

    Candidates hit the hillsides

    Candidates hit the hillsides
    Of the 10 precincts with the highest voter turnout in Burbank’s primary election, eight were from the hillside area, and the two City Council candidates remaining on the April 12 ballot have taken notice of that fact. Voter participation in the...

    Apathy, lack of candidate forums contribute to low election interest

    With the mail-in ballots for the April 12 general election out, the voter response could be even lower than the 14.3% who participated in the primary. The tepid response, some politicos say, can probably be attributed to the quiet Burbank campaign...