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Month: December 2022

Mayor

Mayor Douglas addresses inequitable water rates

By Hannah Barricks, Glen Rose Reporter GLEN ROSE — On Dec. 1, Glen Rose Mayor Julia Douglas wrote an open letter to the Somervell County Water District Board, addressing the water board’s general manager Kevin Taylor by name. Douglas expressed frustration at the board’s refusal to meet with her and City Administrator Michael Leamons to […]

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California

Judge Blocks California Law That Bumps Wages for Fast Food Workers – NBC 7 San Diego

A judge on Friday temporarily blocked the state of California from implementing a landmark new law aimed at raising wages and improving working conditions for fast food workers. Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Shelleyanne Chang’s order came in response to a lawsuit by restaurant industry groups that are seeking a referendum on the November 2024 ballot in […]

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City Council

Aiken City Council 2023 priorities include water treatment plant, downtown improvements | Local News | #citycouncil

A new water treatment plant, improvements to Aiken’s downtown, completing the Powderhouse Connector, continuing the growth on the Northside and providing more resources to the Aiken Department of Public Safety are among the Aiken City Council’s highest priorities in the new year.  The Aiken Standard recently asked the members of the Aiken City Council to […]

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Mayor

Hubbard Mayor Ben Kyle warns of postal delay for billing

HUBBARD, Ohio (WKBN) – Hubbard Mayor Ben Kyle warned residents that there will be a delay in the delivery of the city’s utility bills. He said a postal mail sort used by the city was “unknowingly closed” and they couldn’t reach them for a confirmed delivery, Kyle wrote in a Facebook post. Fans gather up […]

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California

Bringing back California’s wild bees — High Country News – Know the West

This story originally appeared in bioGraphic, an independent magazine about nature and regeneration powered by the California Academy of Sciences.  On a toasty morning in March, a steady stream of hikers trudges up the steep road leading into Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Many seek out this popular park just north of San Diego for the […]

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Arkansas

Eudora council votes to extend curfew in Chicot County town through Tuesday

The City Council of Eudora in Chicot County voted Thursday night to extend its state of civil emergency curfew through Tuesday at 6 a.m. The vote was made at a town hall meeting where Mayor Tomeka Butler and Eudora Police Chief Mark Pitts addressed citizens about the decision to invoke the curfew, which starts at […]

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City Council

Five seats open on Marengo City Council this April but only incumbents to run – Shaw Local | #citycouncil

Marengo will not have a competitive race for its City Council in the upcoming election, drawing ire from a few of the incumbents over the lack of involvement from the community. Five seats are up for grabs in April, and five candidates, all of whom are incumbents, have filed to run. The election comes during […]

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Mayor

Newberry County mayors promote walking on Jan. 2

NEWBERRY COUNTY — To promote exercise in 2023 and to highlight the numerous places to walk in Newberry County, the seven mayors of Newberry County will walk in their towns on Monday, January 2. From Mayor Billy Hollingsworth, of Whitmire, walking the track at Whitmire Memorial Library to Mayor Moses Rembert, of Peak, walking the […]

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California

Zaidi: Giants immediately communicated concerns about Correa

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Giants executive Farhan Zaidi said the club expressed concerns to Carlos Correa’s representative immediately when an issue arose with the shortstop’s physical exam that led to the deal collapsing. Zaidi, San Francisco’s president of baseball operations, spoke publicly Friday for the first time since the $350 million, 13-year contract for Correa […]

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California

Governor Newsom Appoints Nancy Ward Cal OES Director

Published: Dec 31, 2022 SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the appointment of Nancy Ward as Director of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), the first woman to hold the position. Ward has served in several positions at Cal OES since 2014 and brings decades of distinguished leadership in emergency management, […]

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