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Warren council overrides Mayor Stone’s veto of ordinance on purchase limits

Warren’s City Council overrode a veto by Mayor Lori Stone on Tuesday night to pass an amendment that puts a $50,000 limit on the her ability to make emergency purchases. Warren’s emergency purchase ordinance allows mayors to make purchases immediately in a crisis without seeking the council’s OK. The City Council revised the ordinance in […]

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Pueblo City Council approves needle exchange ban on first reading | #citycouncil

Syringe exchange programs have been a hot-button topic in Pueblo politics for over a year, and a newly elected city councilor is pushing to ban them within city limits. An ordinance prohibiting needle exchange and distribution services passed an initial hurdle at the Pueblo City Council meeting Monday evening after Councilor Sarah Martinez unsuccessfully attempted […]

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Alaska

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy wants to limit street protests with new bill | #alaska | #politics

Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy’s bill to make street protests without a permit illegal is being called unconstitutional and unnecessary by opponents. The Last Frontier is one of eight states without protest-related laws that restrict free assembly and speech in any form. The bill was proposed in February in response to extended protests ranging from climate […]

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Judge denies request for hand recount of Green Bay City Council race | #citycouncil

GREEN BAY – A Brown County judge on Friday denied Green Bay City Council candidate Steven Campbell’s request to force a hand recount of ballots cast in the council race he lost by 16 votes. Joey Prestley defeated Campbell, the incumbent, 355 votes to 340 in the April 2 election, a margin that entitled Campbell […]

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Windsor’s mayor-elect, town clerk face election complaint

Windsor resident James Cosner is challenging the election of Barry Wilson as the town’s next mayor. Cosner’s attorney filed a complaint in Weld County District Court on Thursday against Mayor-elect Wilson and Town Clerk Karen Frawley claiming Wilson was not eligible to run for mayor because he had already been elected to two consecutive terms […]

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City council considers removing requirement | #citycouncil

BROCKTON — Sgt. Kevin Amaral had bad news for the city’s top cop. “Chief, there’s no one else we can call,” Brockton Police Chief Brenda Pérez recalled him telling her recently. The chief had put Amaral in charge of eight background-check investigators working full time to recruit 30 new officers. So far, they haven’t been […]

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Why discord erupted at Redding City Council meeting | #citycouncil

A heated dispute between Redding City Council members over appointments to the Planning Commission that’s been playing out since April 2 got even more rancorous Tuesday night, culminating with a motion to remove the commission’s chair. Both Redding Mayor Tenessa Audette and Vice Mayor Julie Winter said they were upset with the way the city’s […]

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Arkansas

Arkansas Gov. Sanders’ administration grilled over $19K podium

Arkansas lawmakers questioned four members of Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ administration Tuesday following a critical audit into the purchase of a custom $19,000 podium for the Republican governor. The audit found the governor’s office potentially broke the law by paying for the podium out of operating expenses, paying for it upfront without first requesting detailed […]

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Melbourne Margaritaville still ‘a go’ after construction delay, mayor says

Margaritaville is still “a go” after months of stalled construction and uncertainty amid rising costs, Melbourne Mayor Paul Alfrey said Monday. Construction on the Compass Landing by Margaritaville resort, planned for 4.6-acre riverfront site just south of Cherry Street on U.S. 1, has proceeded in fits and starts since it began in late 2022. Work […]

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Arkansas

Arkansas Gov. Sanders administration grilled over $19K podium

Arkansas lawmakers questioned four members of Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ administration Tuesday following a critical audit into the purchase of a custom $19,000 podium for the Republican governor. The audit found the governor’s office potentially broke the law by paying for the podium out of operating expenses, paying for it upfront without first requesting detailed […]

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