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Jacksonville mayor, Jaguars reach EverBank stadium deal what to know

Hundreds of Jacksonville residents have gathered in the last week to learn more about the city’s potential $775 million city investment in EverBank Stadium — a price tag earning mixed reviews and skepticism even as people celebrate the prospect of a renewed Jaguars lease.  Mayor Donna Deegan has led three town hall events with the […]

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City Council

Detroit City Council approves fugitive dust ordinance | #citycouncil

Detroit City Council approved changes to its fugitive dust ordinance to improve accountability and help ensure that operators comply with cleaner air regulations. Dozens of residents urged councilmembers to pass the ordinance, which calls for further mitigation efforts to minimize fugitive dust, such as a 5% opacity limit on the operator’s premises and requiring air […]

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Marion City Councilman Ayers Ratliff jailed on rape charges, mayor says

Marion City Council member Ayers Ratliff was booked into jail Monday night on a rape charge, the city’s mayor confirmed. Mayor Bill Collins said the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation would handle the investigation into the allegations against Ratliff. He provided no additional comment on the arrest. BCI has not returned a message seeking comment […]

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City Council

Alliance City Council hopes to curb fireworks by Fourth of July | #citycouncil

Alliance City Council introduced legislation on Monday night that would greatly reduce private fireworks displays inside city limits. ALLIANCE − Residents should prepare themselves for fewer permitted days to shoot off fireworks. City Council introduced legislation on Monday night that would greatly reduce private fireworks displays inside city limits. In 2022, Ohio enacted a state […]

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Wisconsin Rapids Mayor Matt Zacher talks paper mill, future of city

WISCONSIN RAPIDS − When he was elected as the next mayor of Wisconsin Rapids in April, Matt Zacher knew one of the biggest challenges of his two-year term would be continuing to address the impacts of the 2020 closer of the Verso paper mill that put over 900 local employees out of work. Just weeks […]

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Athens Mayor Kelly Girtz challenges reasons for recall effort in court

The judge presiding over Athens-Clarke County Mayor Kelly Girtz’s challenge to a recall effort has ordered the organizer of the effort to be added as a respondent to the mayor’s petition for a legal review of the initiative.  Also in the order, filed earlier this month in Athens-Clarke County Superior Court, Senior Judge J. David […]

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Elmsford NY mayor censured by village board after harassment complaint

Elmsford Mayor Robert Williams was privately censured by the village’s governing body in a closed-door session last month, after facing a complaint of harassment. The resolution of censure was initiated by Trustee Joseph Coffey in executive session and supported by Trustees Matthew Evans and Sydney Henry. Only Trustee Nelson Lopez voted no. The mayor recused […]

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City Council

Abilene City Council to vote on new Chick-Fil-A location | #citycouncil

Chick-Fil-A could be on the move soon in Abilene. Thursday, Abilene city councilmembers will vote on a proposition to allow a commercial lease of approximately 2.596 acres located at 4300 Southwest Drive to Chick-Fil-A. The city of Abilene owns the land in question, located within the Southwest Drive Complex Park, according to the City Council […]

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Arkansas

Here’s your 2024 summer guide to Arkansas River rafting near Pueblo

Conditions are ideal for a great summer rafting season on the Arkansas River this year, and some Pueblo youth will get to experience the cooling summer splash for free on June 5. “We are expecting a couple hundred kids at least to help us kick off the rafting season June 5 with a free raft […]

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Louisville mayor says no body cam of incident

The city does not have body camera footage from the arrest of the world’s No. 1 golfer, Scottie Scheffler, by Louisville Metro Police Det. Bryan Gillis, Mayor Craig Greenberg confirmed Saturday morning. “The officer did not have body cam footage turned on during the incident,” Greenberg said. “We will release footage that we have … […]

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