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Marijuana legislation on Monday’s city council agenda « The VW independent | #citycouncil

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor Call it what you will – marijuana, cannabis, pot, weed, etc. – it figures to be the main topic at Monday’s meeting of Van Wert City Council. Council members are scheduled to cast a third and final vote on an ordinance that would lift the city’s ban on medical marijuana dispensaries within […]

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Mayor

Wyandotte County ‘ready to do its part’ for Chiefs, Royals

Kansas City, Kansas, mayor: Pursuit of Chiefs, Royals not an economic border war Updated: 7:44 PM CDT Jun 19, 2024 THAT THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE IN KANSAS CITY. KELLY, THANK YOU KATIE. WELL, KANSAS HAS OFFICIALLY THROWN ITS HAT IN THE RING TO BECOME THE NEW HOME OF THE CHIEFS AND THE ROYALS. THE LEGISLATURE VOTED […]

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Mayor

Border War? Kansas City’s mayor says a fight over jobs is back on

A plan in Kansas for luring the Kansas City’s two major league sports franchises from Missouri has prompted their hometown’s mayor to declare that the move ends a 5-year-old agreement by the states not to poach each other’s jobs.The Kansas Legislature has approved a measure to allow the state to issue bonds to help the […]

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Mayor

Kansas City Mayor discusses Kansas’ STAR bonds vote

Full video: Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas speaks about Chiefs, Royals STAR bonds proposal Updated: 6:26 PM CDT Jun 18, 2024 Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas said Tuesday’s vote in the Kansas Legislature to attempt to bring the Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals to the Sunflower State is kicking off a new border […]

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Arkansas

Travelers get drilled in Tulsa, drop four of six, but move into first place anyway

Over the last dozen years or so, I’ve been to Tulsa a handful of times, and I’ve generally found the place enjoyable on each visit. Hell, I even got engaged there (to an Arkansan, don’t worry!) in June 2019, just before a Jason Isbell concert! But the Isbell concert is also a great example of […]

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Alabama

ALGOP chairman John Wahl decries Hunter Biden verdict | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

On Tuesday, President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, was convicted on three counts of gun charges by a Delaware federal court jury. Alabama Republican Party chairman John Wahl says he does not think it is a good verdict. During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5’s “The Jeff Poor Show,” Wahl questioned it on […]

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Mayor

Letters to the Editor — Cricket, Pepper Square, Mayor Eric Johnson, toll roads, dog bites

U.S. men’s cricket praised A very warm congratulations to the U.S. men’s cricket team for upsetting Pakistan in Grand Prairie! I was on the edge of my sofa watching the whole time. It was truly a brilliant game of cricket, with a thrilling finish at the end. Pakistan deserves credit for nearly pulling defeat from […]

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City Council

Newcastle not raising Pride flag over city hall: ‘You want a Hamas flag? Or a MAGA flag?’ | #citycouncil

The Newcastle city council voted 4-3 against raising the Pride flag over city hall in support of the LGBTQ+ community during Pride Month. “If we raise one flag, we got to raise everybody’s flag,” Newcastle Mayor Robert Clark said during the city council meeting. “Do you want to Hamas flag flying over the city of […]

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Mayor

Mayor helps cut the ribbon on Orange County’s newest pickleball courts

ORLANDO, Fla – Eight new pickleball courts are now open and ready for play in Orange County. The courts at Downey Park officially opened to the public on Tuesday, May 28 with help from Mayor Jerry Demings, who cut the ribbon during a grand opening ceremony. The courts are open every day from 8:30 a.m. […]

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Arkansas

Sarah Huckabee Sanders safely weathered the tornadoes in Arkansas… by hitting up a NASCAR event in North Carolina

Sarah Huckabee Sanders is still reeling from a damning POLITICO profile about her apparent disinterest in governing Arkansas. But she had a chance to prove her critics wrong over the weekend, while tornadoes battered her home state, killing eight people. Instead, she skipped town to attend a NASCAR race in North Carolina. Sanders was a […]

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