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State officials said the findings justified their contention that the $200 million was not missing, but that it simply had not yet been collected.
UTILITY COMPANIES OWE MILLIONS TO THIS STATE REGULATORY AGENCY. THE PROBLEM? THE AGENCY CAN’T TRACK WHAT IT’S OWED.BY SCOTT MORRIS, BAY CITY NEWS FOUNDATIONFEBRUARY 10, 2021PROPUBLICA
Fail to get at least one point in these matchups and you can fall out of contention very easily.
‘LOSER POINTS’ COULD PRODUCE SOME UNLIKELY WINNERS IN 2021 NHL SEASONNEIL GREENBERGFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Despite dips in scoring average and shooting efficiency, Green has continued easing and directing the workload of his teammates, filling in crucial gaps as Golden State balances contention with player development.
DRAYMOND GREEN ISN’T SCORING, BUT HE’S DOING EVERYTHING ELSE FOR THE WARRIORSJAMES L. JACKSONFEBRUARY 4, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
For now, there’s really no telling whether legislators will come to together on preemption and the right to legal action, or whether they’ll remain points of contention blocking federal privacy law.
CHEAT SHEET: WHAT TO EXPECT IN STATE AND FEDERAL PRIVACY REGULATION IN 2021KATE KAYEFEBRUARY 1, 2021DIGIDAY
It’s not even the duo of Hailey Van Lith and Olivia Cochran of Louisville, a pair of newcomers both north of two win shares already, helping Jeff Walz’s Cardinals to title contention once more alongside player of the year candidate Dana Evans.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL IS AWASH WITH STANDOUT FRESHMENHOWARD MEGDALJANUARY 14, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Now, with Harden, the Nets have multiple pathways to contention.
THE NETS GOT BETTER WITH THE JAMES HARDEN TRADE. HOW MUCH BETTER IS UP TO KYRIE IRVING.JERRY BREWERJANUARY 14, 2021WASHINGTON POST
When the Lakers eliminated the Rockets from the 2020 playoffs, Harden said that he believed Houston was “a piece away” from title contention.
JAMES HARDEN DEAL SHOWS NETS ARE ALL IN, BOTH FOR A TITLE AND AS A PERSONALITY EXPERIMENTBEN GOLLIVERJANUARY 14, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Meanwhile, Notre Dame failed to distinguish itself from Texas A&M and Florida, which similarly had solid seasons but were not in strong contention for being considered the best team.
THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF COMMITTEE IS ANSWERING THE WRONG QUESTIONZACH WISSNER-GROSSJANUARY 8, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
The Mitchell court found such contentions insufficient to satisfy the imminent danger exception, even though Mitchell, unlike Pinson, further alleged that he had already been attacked by the time he filed his complaint.
AG PICK GARLAND MAY HAVE TO ANSWER FOR RULINGS AGAINST LGBTQ PLAINTIFFSCHRIS JOHNSONJANUARY 7, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
The Washington Football Team can claim that honor with a win, though it will be knocked out of contention with a loss.
THE MOST IMPORTANT NFL GAMES OF WEEK 17NEIL PAINE (NEIL.PAINE@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)DECEMBER 30, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
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WORDS RELATED TO CONTENTION

  • altercation
  • breach
  • break
  • break-up
  • bustup
  • clash
  • contention
  • detachment
  • disruption
  • disunion
  • division
  • divorce
  • divorcement
  • estrangement
  • falling-out
  • feud
  • hostility
  • misunderstanding
  • parting
  • partition
  • quarrel
  • rift
  • schism
  • separation
  • split
  • split-up
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