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The Mayor’s Minute from Mayor Patrick Collins – April 12, 2024 | News

Courtesy graphic This week saw a community discussion on police tactics and the use of force. I have to admit that videos of police use of force are many times hard to watch even when the use of force is justified. Our police department has worked hard to earn the respect of our community and […]

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City Council

Busy night for Van Wert City Council « The VW independent | #citycouncil

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor Some of Wednesday’s lengthy Van Wert City Council meeting was spent discussing how to best get public input about a possible community pool. At the request of Third Ward Councilwoman Julie Moore, retired Van Wert City Schools Assistant Superintendent Bill Clifton spoke to council about a survey done by the school system […]

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Alaska

House passes operating budget early, with Permanent Fund dividend at $2,273 | #alaska | #politics

The Alaska House of Representatives passed the Operating and Mental Health budgets, HB 268 and HB 270 on Thursday, with unanimous support from House Majority members. The vote was 23-17. The consolidated efforts in HB 268 and HB 270, total $12.3 billion from all fund sources, including state and federal, plus Permanent Fund earnings. HB 268, […]

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City Council

Cullman City Council introduces zoning ordinance amendment for vape shops | #citycouncil

Signs advertising cannabis products could soon disappear from store windows in the city of Cullman. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday, April 8, held the first reading of an amendment to the City’s zoning ordinance to govern the location and signage of vape retailers. The ordinance, […]

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City Council votes to remove two traffic signals on U.S. Highway 30 | News | #citycouncil

Carroll City Council voted to remove two traffic signals on the intersections on U.S. Highway 30 at Adams Street and Court Street during its meeting Monday evening. The motion made by Councilmember JJ Schreck and seconded by Councilmember Tom Bordenaro, to remove both the traffic signal at the Adams Street and Court Street intersections with […]

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Moulton City Council discusses stray dogs, gas lines, and pickleball courts at work session | News | #citycouncil

During its most recent work session on April 8, the Moulton City Council discussed a wide range of topics effecting the city and how best to alleviate them with the heads of municipal departments on issues ranging from vagrancy in public parks to purchasing new firefighting equipment. The first to address the Council on Monday […]

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Grangeville City Council: Stop signs approved to address safety concern | News | #citycouncil

GRANGEVILLE — Two new stop signs are approved on W. North 7th Street to address a citizen’s safety concern for local traffic. At its April 1 meeting, the Grangeville City Council approved 5-1 (councilor Wyatt Perry voting no) to place signs at the east and west street corners at the intersection with North State Street. […]

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Alaska

Dittman Research survey shows Alaskans support reform in state’s education system | #alaska | #politics

Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Tuesday released the results from a statewide public opinion poll on education in Alaska. The poll revealed strong support for increasing education funding, yet as a general approach to improving education outcomes, Alaskans believe that “change and reforms to the education system” are more important than “increasing education funding” by a […]

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Mayor Bowser, Chief Smith Unveil Real Time Crime Center

The District has launched a new approach to investigating and monitoring crime: the Real Time Crime Center (RTCC). DC Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) and MPD Chief Pamela Smith officially unveiled the center Monday, April 8 along with a new CameraConnect initiative which works to solicit community participation in the city’s crime prevention efforts. The center’s […]

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Westminster City Council to consider economic incentive package, hold budget review | News | #citycouncil

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