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Tibbitt apologizes for ‘spit on mayor’ remarks on radio

ATLANTIC CITY — Several city employees criticized at-large Councilman George Tibbitt during Wednesday’s City Council meeting over comments he made on a local radio show encouraging city workers to “spit on” Mayor Marty Small Sr. over allegations in a child abuse case. “The part that said public works and city workers, when they see the mayor […]

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City Council

Missoula City Council committee discusses limits on homeless camp removal | #citycouncil

MISSOULA, Mont. — A Missoula City Council committee is mulling a change to city policy that would explicitly ban removing homeless camps during extreme weather. The proposal would prohibit removing homeless camps when it is above 100 or below 32 degrees. Ward 6 council member Kristen Jordan brought it forward Wednesday to the Public Safety, […]

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Alabama

Alabama Sen. Katie Britt to deliver Republican rebuttal to Biden’s State of the Union | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI/WBMA) — Sen. Katie Britt of Alabama will be delivering the Republican party’s rebuttal following President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address on Thursday night. Britt was sworn in as Alabama’s first elected female senator in 2023 and is the youngest Republican woman to ever serve in the Senate. Gov. Kay Ivey […]

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Arkansas

Arkansas state and medical leaders address maternal health crisis to prevent deaths

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Arkansas state leaders met with state healthcare leaders on Wednesday at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to discuss maternal healthcare. According to a study from the Arkansas Department of Health, the Arkansas Maternal Mortality Review Committee found that 92% of maternal deaths from 2018-2020 were ‘potentially preventable’. The […]

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Arkansas

More than 81,000 Arkansas children to benefit from possible tax credit expansion

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — The United States Congress is set to decide on a bill that would help families receive a higher child tax credit. The Tax Relief for Working Families recently passed through the House of Representatives and is still to be voted on by the Senate. If passed, families would get increased credit […]

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City Council

Millcreek City Council may call on Natalie Cline’s resignation from education board | #citycouncil

The Millcreek City Council on Monday announced it would be wading into the pool of elected leaders denouncing a member of Utah’s Board of Education for a social media post that led to a student becoming a target for online bullying. The council will be holding a meeting Monday, where the members “will be considering […]

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Arkansas

Arkansas law offers fresh chance for child sexual abuse survivors to seek justice

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — There’s a new opportunity for childhood sexual abuse survivors to file a civil lawsuit against their abusers in the state of Arkansas. The Justice for Vulnerable Victims of Sexual Abuse Act, sponsored by state senator David Wallace (R) District 19 and passed in 2021, gave childhood sexual abuse survivors in the […]

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Arkansas

Central Arkansas Development Council opening applications for Low-Income Home Energy Assis

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — The Central Arkansas Development Council will start taking applications for its Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. The website states that applications open on Jan. 8. The program aims to lower the energy burden by paying benefits for home energy bills. You must provide the following when applying: proof of income The […]

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City Council

Wilsonville City Council votes to survey public on I-5 and I-205 possible tolling plans | #citycouncil

WILSONVILLE, Ore. (KATU) — The Wilsonville City Council this week voted to join other cities in an effort to poll public opinion on adding tolls to I-5 and I-205. READ MORE | I-205 TOLLING EFFORTS There is no official plan to add any tolls. In fact, Governor Kotek ordered ODOT to pause all tolling efforts […]

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Arkansas

Arkansas county pushes for poll worker recruitment amid national shortage

BENTON, Ark. (KATV) — It’s becoming increasingly difficult across the country to find people willing to become election poll workers but one Arkansas county is finding ways to push for recruiting efforts. Saline County received 140 to 200 new tablets this week as part of their preparation for the 2024 election year. Trevor Villines, communications […]

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