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Mayor thanks responders at downtown gas explosion; body of Chase worker found | News, Sports, Jobs

Staff photo / Ed Runyan… Mayor Jamael Tito Brown; Fire Chief Barry Finley; and Charles Shasho, Youngstown deputy director of public works, conduct a news conference at the Covelli Centre on Wednesday on the explosion that destroyed the first floor and killed a man in the basement of the Realty Tower downtown Tuesday afternoon. […]

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Lafayette Mayor-President Addressing Predecessor’s Issues

Lafayette, LA (KPEL News) – The Louisiana Legislative Auditor reports that an independent firm has identified several issues within Lafayette Consolidated Government practices. A slew of those problems may sound familiar. In her 100 Days report, current Lafayette Mayor-President Monique Blanco Boulet noted that her team was tackling financial, procedural, and personnel issues brought to light […]

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Apartment Owners Sue Tuscaloosa Mayor & Council Over Higher Fees | #citycouncil

Owners of more than a dozen housing developments in Tuscaloosa have sued the city, Mayor Walt Maddox, the entire city council and two government employees over extra fees paid by owners of “student-oriented” complexes. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday by fourteen companies, mostly LLCs, who own complexes that primarily lease to students at the University of Alabama and […]

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City Council considers stop sign removal | News, Sports, Jobs | #citycouncil

A car stops then goes through a stop sign City Council is considering removing. City Manager Chris Dalton said removing the stop sign would remove the illusion of safety pedestrians feel, as the sign is ignored relatively often. NEW ULM — To keep the stop signs or not to keep the stop […]

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Residents, employees reaction: Council discusses mayor’s plan for $1.2 million in cuts | News, Sports, Jobs

Marietta City Council Ward 1 Councilman and Finance Committee Chair Michael Scales, right, shares his thoughts on Mayor Joshua Schlicher’s plan to cut $1.2 million while Ward 2 Councilman and Finance Committee Member Bret Allphin reviews the plan, left, during a Finance Committee meeting Thursday night. (Photo by Michelle Dillon) Marietta City […]

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Vienna City Council says farewell to police retirees | News, Sports, Jobs | #citycouncil

During Vienna City Council’s regular session, police Department K9 Ronin was declared retired from the department and transferred ownership to officer Paul Polsley, center. Mayor Randy Rapp, left, and police Chief Carl Powell stand on each side. (Photo by Kristen Hainkel) VIENNA — Vienna City Council honored two retirees from the Vienna […]

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Morgan Wallen’s Bar Sign Denied By Nashville City Council | #citycouncil

A proposed 20-foot sign outside of a new honky-tonk venue in Nashville called Morgan Wallen’s This Bar has been denied by the city council. Wallen’s disreputable behavior in recent years was a major factor. “His comments are hateful; his actions are harmful,” a council member remarked, before their 30-3 vote in rejecting the proposed neon […]

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Alabama

UAW loses unionization vote at Mercedes-Benz plant in Alabama | #elections | #alabama

The United Auto Workers’ campaign to unionize southern auto plants that have been more likely to secure electric vehicle production ran into a roadblock in Alabama. Mercedes-Benz workers in Tuscaloosa voted 2,642 to 2,045, or 56% to 44%, against joining the union, according to the National Labor Relations Board. The Germany-based automaker mounted a months-long campaign […]

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Santa Barbara City Council Candidate Wendy Santamaria Tells Crowd ‘We Can Flip This Seat in November’ | #citycouncil

Union organizer Wendy Santamaria formally announced her plans to unseat incumbent Alejandra Gutierrez on the Santa Barbara City Council, in a community event Saturday afternoon at Ortega Park. Santamaria said her goal is to preserve families, communities and stop mass renovictions. “We have a very, very strong possibility and chance of flipping this seat this […]

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Arkansas

Arkansas Commerce Department Announce $20 Million To Grow Nursing Education

Mountain Home, AR. – On May 13, 2024, Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Secretary Hugh McDonald, and Director of Arkansas Workforce Connection Cody Waits announced more than $20 million in training grants to colleges to grow nursing programs. The Arkansas Linking Industry to Growing Nurses (ALIGN) Program, and the Arkansas Office of Skills Development (OSD) awarded $20.4 […]

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