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City Council may revive illegal dumping reward program – NBC Los Angeles

Seeking to revive the city’s illegal dumping reward program, the Los Angeles City Council voted on Friday to establish a tiered reward system for information regarding illegal dumping violations. The illegal dumping of waste and hazardous items in the city’s public spaces increased 450% between 2016 and 2020, according to a report released last year […]

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Outdoor dining plan still planned to allow pavement seating, council confirms

New York City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams caused a stir on Wednesday, saying she thinks a permanent version of the city’s Open Restaurants program should focus on sidewalk cafes, not “streeteries.” at the edge of the street. “Outdoor dining, in my opinion, should be on the sidewalk. Sidewalk works. Instead of the structures we have […]

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City Council unanimously approves Colorado Springs Utilities natural gas rate hike

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) – Members of the Colorado Springs City Council voted on Tuesday to approve an increase in natural gas rates. Now that it’s approved, Colorado Springs Utilities said the increase will begin Oct. 1 and run through Dec. 31, but will be reviewed before Jan. 1. USC While natural gas rates will […]

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Lewisburg City Council approves increase in new water connections

LEWISBURG (WVDN) – Lewisburg City Council met on Tuesday, September 20 for its regular business and enjoyed the presence of more than 40 interested citizens in council chambers. The public was there in response to the recent announcement that part of the Greenbrier River Trail was closed. Before their comments could be made, council conducted […]

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Muskogee City Council — AGENDA | New

WHAT: Regular meeting of the Muskogee City Council. WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Monday. WHERE: City Council Chambers, Third Floor, Muskogee Municipal Building, 229 W. Okmulgee Ave. ON TV: Broadcast live on Suddenlink Channel 14. INFORMATION: People wishing to speak to the councilors during the meeting must register at least 15 minutes before the start of the […]

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Rosas, City Council addresses paving projects | News, Sports, Jobs

Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas has announced the streets being started as part of the city’s public works department’s latest paving cycle. Bucknor, Plover, South Jerboa, Gazelle, Robin, Deer and Gratiot Court streets will be redone, Rosas said at this week’s Common Council meeting. DPW Director Randy Woodbury said: “We met the contractor, Lakeshore […]

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Chief says city wants orderly reopening

A flight attendant for Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. at Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, China on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. Hong Kong leader John Lee said on Tuesday that the government intends to make an announcement soon on its controversial Covid-19 hotel quarantine policy for all arrivals, as it wants to keep the […]

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Tensions rise between the LA Times and its billionaire owner

Perhaps Soon-Shiong’s biggest breakthrough was Merida’s hiring. The announcement was cheered by everyone in the press room. Soon-Shiong himself heralded it as a chance to bring stability to the newspaper – “to grow and be around for another 139 years” – and to broaden its ambitions. “His mandate will be to maintain the highest level […]

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Izium: Some bodies found at mass burial site show ‘signs of torture’, Ukraine says

Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said at least 440 “unmarked” graves had been discovered in the city in recent days. The country’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky, said on Friday that some of the bodies found in Izium showed “signs of torture”, accusing Russia of what he called “cruelty and terrorism”. Izium came under heavy Russian artillery attack in […]

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Mandela Barnes opposes any new pipeline construction

Mandela Barnes, a Democratic Senate candidate from Wisconsin, told climate activists in 2019 that he opposed any “construction of new pipelines”, including the expansion of the main oil and gas pipeline from northern Wisconsin because “if the infrastructure is there, then people are going to use that.” The comments came when Barnes, speaking as Lieutenant […]

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City Council gives green light to rezoning along Calgary’s Nose Creek Valley – Calgary

Calgary City Council has approved a request to rezone a series of properties along Nose Creek, despite community members’ plea to protect the area’s natural lands. The private properties in front of the council are part of the Stoney Industrial Estate, a large segment of land previously dedicated to industrial and commercial businesses along Deerfoot […]

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Mayor TenHaken Announces 2022-23 Mayor’s Youth Council

Mayor Paul TenHaken is pleased to announce the students selected for the 2022-23 Mayor’s Youth Council. The class is made up of twelve Sioux Falls juniors and seniors, including representatives from private and public schools. The following students were selected to serve on the council: Angeth Mayen, Ethan Buermann, and Tesfanesh Feldkamp, ​​Jefferson High School; […]

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Hong Kong court sentences speech therapists to 19 months in prison for ‘seditious’ children’s books

On Wednesday, Lorie Lai, Melody Yeung, Sidney Ng, Samuel Chan and Marco Fong were convicted of “conspiracy to print, publish, distribute, display and/or reproduce seditious publications”. Judge WK Kwok called defendants’ actions ‘a brainwashing exercise to guide very young children to accept their views and values, i.e. (Beijing) has no sovereignty on (Hong Kong)”. Yeung […]

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City Council votes to keep interim tax rate fixed

The Palm Coast City Council voted 4 to 1 to approve the draft budget proposed on September 8, including the mileage rate. Councilman Ed Danko was the dissenting vote. Palm Coast Councilman Ed Danko holds up a copy of the city’s budget during a September 8 city council mileage hearing. City reunion livestream image The […]

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San Marcos City Council hears first reading of city budget and tax rate

The San Marcos City Council held public hearings Sept. 6 on passing the city’s budget and tax rate for the 2022-23 fiscal year. The proposed budget represents a 14% increase over the 2021-2022 budget, or approximately $37 million, for a total of $297,440,593. Water, sewage and electricity rates will remain the same while stormwater rates […]

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Moon Landrieu dies; New Orleans mayor led on civil rights

Moon Landrieu, who battled segregationists as a young Louisiana state legislator in the 1960s, entered New Orleans city government during his transformative years as mayor in the 1960s. 70 and was the patriarch of a Democratic political dynasty, died September 5 at age 8. 30 a.m. at his family home in New Orleans. He was […]

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Letter to the editor: the city is not a charity (03/09/22)

City government cannot be everything to everyone all the time. There will seldom be adequate financial and human resources available to meet all of the city’s existing needs and requests made for additional services and programs. Some have called on the City of Cape Girardeau to provide home improvement grants, help with utility bills, homeless […]

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City of St. Louis Completes Traffic Calming and Neighborhood Branding Project on the Hill

This week, the City of St. Louis completes its newest traffic calming and pedestrian safety project in The Hill neighborhood. 16 crosswalks throughout the neighborhood have been painted in the colors of the Italian flag, paying homage to The Hill’s Italian heritage while providing eye-catching colorful crosswalks for residents and visitors to the community. “The […]

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ANC calls on city to improve public participation and ethics rules

Photo by ATXN Wednesday August 31st, 2022 by Jo Clifton The Austin Neighborhoods Council has called on the City Council to reform its public participation rules, calling current public participation procedures “undemocratic practices that undermine public participation and trust.” , according to the president of the ANC, Ana Aguirre. The ANC passed a resolution last […]

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Johnstown residents vote Tuesday on removing council members

JOHNSTOWN – Residents of Johnstown will decide on Tuesday if they want dismiss two members of the municipal council from their functions as the city struggles to cope with unprecedented change. The political fates of Mayor Chip Dutcher and Council Speaker Marvin Block hang in the balance as voters head to the polls in a […]

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Municipal Government Day – Marco Island celebrates 25 years of cityhood

Twenty-five years ago, Marco Island became a city. To celebrate, the island held a week-long series of events to mark the anniversary. After a week of related events, the focus on Friday turned to what makes a city a city – government. On August 22, the Marco Island Civic Association (MICA) held a morning beach […]

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LA City Council approves additional funding for Wind Down Project Roomkey sites

The Los Angeles City Council on Friday authorized $2.9 million in additional funding for the demobilization of Project Roomkey, a housing program created during the winding down coronavirus pandemic. The board also voted to temporarily extend the program at its three remaining locations: Highland Gardens in Hollywood, the Airtel Plaza Hotel in Van Nuys and […]

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CFO Pauline Sumption retires from municipal service

FINANCIAL DIRECTOR PAULINE SUMPTION RETIREMENT FROM MUNICIPAL SERVICE Sumption’s 23-year civic career includes years of service at Rapid City & Sturgis; Departure to become CFO of Dream Design International RAPID CITY, SD—The city’s chief financial officer, Pauline Sumption, announced her retirement after 15 years of service to the city, concluding a career in city administration […]

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Pittsburgh City Council considering measures to address surge in homelessness

The Pittsburgh City Council is trying to find solutions to what members have called a homelessness crisis. Council President Theresa Kail-Smith and Councilor Deb Gross introduced a resolution on Tuesday that, among other things, would set aside city-owned land to create short- and long-term shelters for people living on the streets. The resolution comes as […]

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Wooster City Council taps Jon Ansel for seat, replaces David Silvestri

WOOSTER – Former At-Large Councilman Jon Ansel is slated to fill the vacant Ward 3 council seat recently occupied by David Silvestri. The decision to appoint Ansel was made at a special board meeting late Monday night, called to select Silvestri’s successor. Vacant seat:Wooster Councilor David Silvestri resigns after more than 18 years on council […]

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City Council Members Offer Comments |

Citizens of all neighborhoods in Kenosha have the right to live in safety. There is no doubt that we are better prepared today than two years ago. When something happens that has never happened before, there is a learning curve. With experience comes knowledge, especially in these very fluid situations like none of us have […]

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Steven Johnson wins KS GOP treasurer primary, recount says

GOP candidates for Kansas treasurer Steven Johnson, left, and Caryn Tyson. PA State Rep. Steven Johnson is still the Republican nominee for Kansas treasurer, a six-county recount confirmed Friday. Johnson, who still led in the count, finished with 475 votes ahead of State Sen. Caryn Tyson after all 105 counties certified their results on Tuesday. […]

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Mandaue seeks help from national government to overhaul drainage system

TO THE SIZE. The flood level on parts of AS Fortuna Street in Barangay Banilad, Mandaue City was waist deep after Metro Cebu suffered a heavy downpour on Saturday August 13, 2022. (Courtesy City of Mandaue Risk Management and Reduction Office) The city government of Mandaue has requested assistance from the national government to address […]

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City of Las Vegas Considers Trail Sewer Service Fee Proposal

The City of Las Vegas is considering a proposal to increase sewer service charges. The plan calls for an annual increase of 4% over the next decade, on top of the annual increase in the consumption index already in place, according to the ordinance which is not yet subject to a vote by the city […]

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Registration is open today for the Marietta Youth Government Academy

Registrations are open today for City of Mariette‘s Youth Government Academy, a program to teach young people the inner workings of the city. Registration is limited to the first twenty-five students to register, and the registration deadline is September 9. here is the link on schedule. The app is available here For more details, see […]

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Praise, concern in Iran after Rushdie attack; calm government

The front pages of the August 13 edition of the Iranian newspapers, Vatan-e Emrooz, on the front, with the headline in Farsi: “Knife in the neck of Salman Rushdie”, and Hamshahri, on the back, with the headline: “Attack against the writer of Satanic Verses’, are pictured in Tehran on Saturday August 13, 2022. Rushdie, whose […]

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Cedar Rapids lifts mask mandate for city buildings

Cedar Rapids City Hall is pictured Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (The Gazette) CEDAR RAPIDS — The City of Cedar Rapids late Thursday night dropped a requirement that staff and visitors wear masks inside city buildings and vehicles to curb the spread of COVID-19. An email from City Manager Jeff Pomeranz to staff said the mask […]

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The city is looking for a promoter to join the transformation of two historic blocks

Photo by Austin EDC Thursday August 11th, 2022 by Chad Swiatecki Over the next three months, the city’s quasi-governmental development entity will carry out initial work that will result in a development plan next year for two long discussed blocks to East Austin. This week’s Community Development Commission meeting presented a presentation from the Austin […]

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Speech by Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston on British Home Legacy Day, Commonwealth Games 2022

Thanks. I am absolutely delighted to be here today at UK House to join you all on Legacy Day to reflect, not only on what have been truly fantastic Games, but on the range of future opportunities they present for the region and the rest of the country. We’ve seen an incredible 10 days of […]

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Deputy Secretary Lee Satterfield visits New York for the repatriation of cultural property to Cambodia

Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Lee Satterfield will travel to New York, New York, on Monday, August 8, where she will join the Honorable Keo Chhea, Ambassador of the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia to the United States and representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District […]

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GOP governors sent busloads of migrants to DC – with no plans for what’s next: NPR

Migrants from Venezuela, who boarded a bus in Del Rio, Texas, disembark within sight of the US Capitol in Washington, DC on August 2. Stefani Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Stefani Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images Migrants from Venezuela, who boarded a bus in Del Rio, Texas, disembark within sight of the US […]

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Iowa City Council plans to remove Truth and Reconciliation Commission head

President Amel Ali faces impeachment calls after using racial slurs against other black leaders Amel Ali IOWA CITY — The new chairman of the Iowa City Truth and Reconciliation Commission is facing impeachment calls after he used a racial slur against other black community leaders and made inappropriate comments on a local podcast. The Iowa […]

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President Biden announces team to lead monkeypox response

Today, President Biden appointed FEMA’s Robert Fenton as the White House National Monkeypox Response Coordinator and Dr. Demetre Daskalakis as the White House Deputy National Monkeypox Response Coordinator. Fenton and Daskalakis will lead the administration’s strategy and operations to combat the current monkeypox epidemic, including equitably increasing the availability of tests, vaccines and treatments. Robert […]

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City of St. Louis provides update on how to support recovery efforts for flood victims

Today, Mayor Tishaura O. Jones joined City Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) Commissioner Sarah Russell and Alderman Pam Boyd (27) at the Fourth St. Louis Resource Center in Walnut Park. Following this afternoon’s update in which they discussed volunteer opportunities and upcoming Multi-Agency Resource Centers (MARCs), the Mayor and Commissioner joined a community solicitation to speak […]

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Carbon market redevelopment, from proposal to demolitions

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Images of the demolition of stalls at the historic Carbon Market have sparked anxiety among vendors, as well as nostalgia and sadness among many Cebuanos. But the events that led to the tense standoff between vendors and police dragged on for years. Rappler lists the key events in the redevelopment of […]

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Iowa Governor’s Mansion Home Armory Doesn’t Need a Zoning Permit

A proposed gun-selling business in a residential home across from the Iowa governor’s mansion does not need a city permit to operate, city officials say. Elizabeth and Travis Aslin from Des Moines called on the Des Moines Zoning Adjustment Board a conditional use license to allow their firearms business to operate from their home at […]

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City of Canning wants students to learn about local government and ‘civic opportunities’

The town of Canning is going back to school to inspire a new generation to care about local government and civic opportunity. The council’s three-year youth engagement plan hopes to reactivate youth summits and attract community-minded young people to form a leadership and referral group, the likes of which have plummeted during the COVID years. […]

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City Corner: Keep Victoria Beautiful taps into the desire to give back | Government

When the new Keep Victoria Beautiful held its first freeway cleanup last year, around 80 community members came out to lend a hand. Our recent Earth Day cleanup had over 240 people, and I have a feeling they’re only going to get bigger. It’s no surprise that the program has grown so much. When I […]

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Mandaue unveils rehabilitation plan for Mahiga Stream, Butuanon River

The Butuanon River, after a clean-up campaign led by the Mandaue city government last June. This, along with Mahiga Stream, is the scope of the Integrated River Rehabilitation Plan (IRRP) by the Mandaue City Environment and Natural Resources Office (MCENRO) and their partner agencies. | Photo courtesy of Mandaue City PIO. The Mandaue City Environment […]

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Mayor Adams makes major investments in film and television industry

July 21, 2022 Mayor Adams’ Economic Recovery Plan Spotlight Initiative, the plan includes First time Cinema and television Industry Council The meeting of New Deputy Commissioner for cinema office in Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Mayor Panels Executive Decree 21, Require every agency to have a liaison with the film office ​NEW YORK – […]

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Omaha City Council Expresses Support for Central Library Project | Politics and government

The Omaha City Council on Tuesday signaled broad support for a plan that would see the city contribute millions of dollars toward the construction of a new central library. With the expected approval of a deal between the city and local nonprofit Heritage Omaha, the city would commit to spending $20 million on the new […]

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The mayor and other city leaders dedicate the new neighborhood square in the center of Charmoli in a new space

Jane Charmoli, founding member of Neighborhood Place, honored Mayor Greg Fischer, Neighborhood Place representatives, community members, members of the Louisville Metro Council, and friends and family of Jane Charmoli today officially opened the reopened Charmoli Center Neighborhood Place at a new site in the east of Jefferson County. “Compassion is one of our city’s core […]

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How Philadelphia City Government Understaffing Affects You

Across Philadelphia city government, approximately 4,000 positions are currently unfilled, creating barriers for city employees trying to provide even basic services. A report by the Inquirer found that a wave of retirements and resignations during the pandemic has left approximately 1 in 7 municipal jobs vacant. The city has been unable to hire employees as […]

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Bangkok’s new governor challenges government stranglehold on power – Analysis – Eurasia Review

By Mathis Lohatepanont* On June 1, 2022, Chadchart Sittipunt officially took office as Governor of Bangkok. In doing so, he became the first person identified with the Thai opposition camp to rise to a top executive position since the military coup of May 2014. Chadchart won in a landslide on May 22, 2022, coming first […]

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Portsmouth City Council weighs $2.35m on bill to repair neglected leisure center – The Virginian-Pilot

PORTSMOUTH – At one point the city of Portsmouth turned its back on the leisure center that anchored the historic district of Port Norfolk. And now it’s time for the city to pay the full price for its neglect of the nearly 100-year-old building. At a meeting of Portsmouth City Council On Tuesday the town […]

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Why New York City workers are quitting en masse

New York City, the nation’s largest municipal employer, is facing an exodus of municipal workers that has led to increased job openings and difficulty providing basic municipal services. The wave of departures has included health care workers, parks workers, police officers and child protective services workers. Some are senior civil servants with decades of experience; […]

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Lewisville City Council approves parking orders in bid to ease vehicle congestion

Lewisville municipal Council approved a pair of parking orders at its July 11 meeting. First, council voted unanimously to ban parking on a segment of Lake Falls Terrace, an entrance street between Memorial Elementary School and the Lakewood Hills subdivision. The move aims to ease congestion in the area during school pick-up and drop-off times. […]

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Chinese bank depositors face police in angry protest | Economic news

By KEN MORITSUGU, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — A large crowd of angry Chinese bank depositors clashed with police on Sunday, some roughed up as they were taken away, in a case that has drawn attention over previous attempts to use an app COVID-19 monitoring to prevent them from mobilizing. Hundreds of people held banners […]

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Administration seeks Supreme Court approval of eviction policy

FILE – Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks during a news conference March 10, 2022 in Weslaco, Texas. Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday, July 7, 2022, authorized state forces to apprehend and transport migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, claiming enforcement powers for federal agents and pushing legal boundaries growing Republican efforts to curb the growing […]

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Hong Kong suspends flight bans as it eases Covid-19 rules

Flight attendants from Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. walking in the arrival hall of Hong Kong International Airport on April 1, 2022 in Hong Kong, China. Hong Kong has suspended a rule that prohibited individual flights from bringing passengers infected with the Covid-19 virus because it caused “unnecessary trouble” and inconvenience to residents of the global […]

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OTHER VOICES: Religious freedom means keeping government out of religious matters | Opinion

OMAHA WORLD HERALD It’s right there in the opening words of the First Amendment to the US Constitution: “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of any religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” The religious provisions of the First Amendment held the country together for more than two centuries. They have made America […]

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Apart from hefty severance packages, contract for new Portsmouth city manager mainly reflects deals with former managers – The Virginian-Pilot

PORTSMOUTH — New City Manager Tonya Chapman’s contract primarily reflects deals made with past city managers, according to a Virginian-Pilot review. Chapman, who took the reins last week, was nominated last month by a board majority that ousted her predecessor, Angel Jones. Chapman, who stepped down as city representative The police chief in 2019, later […]

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Ruling could stymie government efforts to rein in Big Tech

FILE – Lina Khan, nominee for commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission, speaks during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 21, 2021. The latest The Supreme Court’s decision on climate change could set back efforts by federal agencies to rein in the tech industry, which has […]

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Kenyan McDuffie to run for DC General Council seat after Attorney General’s bid fails

Placeholder while loading article actions Nearly two months after suspending his campaign for DC attorney general, council member Kenyan R. McDuffie (D-Ward 5) is changing his Democratic Party affiliation to run as an independent candidate for a seat within the legislative body. The move offers another shot at political relevance for McDuffie, whose term as […]

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Every week, two more newspapers close and the “information deserts” grow

Placeholder while loading article actions Penelope Muse Abernathy is perhaps the nation’s foremost expert on the media researchers call them “information deserts” – and she’s worried. Information deserts are communities without an information source providing meaningful and reliable local information on issues such as health, government, and the environment. It’s a void that leaves residents […]

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Active Travel England Update – GOV.UK

I am pleased to report further progress on Active Travel England, the new executive agency that will help deliver on this government’s £2 billion commitment to active travel and create a new golden age of walking and cycling. A number of senior management appointments have now been made for Active Travel England. Chris Boardman MBE […]

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Macau casino center launches third round of COVID tests as infections rise

People line up for COVID-19 tests in Macau, China June 20, 2022. REUTERS/John Mak Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, June 27 (Reuters) – Macau on Monday launched a third round of mandatory COVID-19 testing for its more than 600,000 residents, in a bid to curb rising infections at the […]

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Chicago Park District councilors and city council are concerned about the effectiveness of surveillance cameras, according to the Better Government Association

CHICAGO (WLS) — In April, a Better Government Association investigation into the Chicago Park District’s distribution of security cameras in Chicago’s sprawling neighborhood park system found a tiny camera program with little money and riddled with inequities and neglect. “We discovered that there were only security cameras in 16 parks in the city of 600 […]

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Jim Pollard appointed to Shenandoah City Council

The Shenandoah City Council vacancy was filled by nomination on June 22. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper) The vacancy left by Shenandoah Mayor John Escoto on the city council was filled by Jim Pollard at a June 22 meeting in a 3-1 vote. The city council opted to nominate a candidate rather than hold a special […]

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Philippine government prosecutor John Albert Laylo was killed in Philadelphia on his way to the airport with his mother, police say – CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police say a man visiting Philadelphia from the Philippines died from a single gunshot wound to the head. Police have confirmed that the victim is John Albert Laylo, a lawyer for the Philippine government, according to the country’s consulate general. Police say Laylo and his mother were in an Uber around 4:10 […]

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Invercargill City Council grapples with cost of canine services

Robyn Edie / Stuff Invercargill man Paul Owen has six huskies, which he also races. From left, Troika, rear left, Jesse, front left, Clifford, Bear, in the chair right, Wolf, front right, and Faelan. Invercargill City Council owes more than $100,000 in unpaid dog registrations and there are fears the debt will rise as financial […]

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Reparations for black Americans have unprecedented national support, advocates say – Missouri Independent

Callie House was released from the Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City on August 1, 1918 and returned to her five children and her job as a “washerwoman” in Tennessee. His crime – mail fraud. The federal government claimed that the organization she had helped run since 1894—the National Ex-Slave Mutual Relief, Bounty, and Pension […]

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Ogden City Council approves $2 million to advance reconstruction of Marshall White Center | News, Sports, Jobs

A conceptual layout of the proposed reconstruction of the Marshall White Center in Ogden. The plans were publicly unveiled on Tuesday, April 19, 2022. The conceptual ground floor layout of the proposed new Marshall White Center in Ogden. The plans were publicly unveiled on Tuesday, April 19, 2022. Image provided, […]

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Roseburg City Council Approves Proclamation Recognizing Pride Month in Roseburg | Town

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In the “miracle” city of Shenzhen, fears for China’s economic future

SHENZHEN, China, June 13 (Reuters) – David Fong moved from a poor village in central China to the booming city of Shenzhen in 1997. Over the next 25 years, he worked for a succession of manufacturers strangers before building his own multimillion-dollar company making everything from schoolbags to toothbrushes. Now 47, he plans to expand […]

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Zamboanga City Government Constructs Crematorium and Columbarium

ZAMBOANGA. The Zamboanga city local government is constructing a 39.8 million peso crematorium and columbarium in the city owned and operated cemetery in Mampang village. A handout photo shows Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar (in short pink) inspecting the area on Thursday June 9 to see the progress of work on the two projects. (SunStar Zamboanga) […]

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Coffs Harbor City Council rejects NSW Government’s draft master plan for Jetty Foreshore area

Coffs Harbor City Council has rejected the New South Wales Government’s current draft master plan for the city’s Pier area. Key points: The Council rejected the master plan for the pier precinct in its current form Mayor Paul Amos led the motion to oppose the plan, arguing it does not reflect the wishes of the […]

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DC passes law prohibiting companies from firing workers for marijuana use

Placeholder while loading article actions Private DC businesses won’t be allowed to fire workers who test positive for marijuana, under a law passed Tuesday by the DC Council now heading to Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s office ( D) for his signature. Recreational marijuana use has been legal in the district since a ballot initiative in […]

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Delhi government to open 100 more Mohalla clinics across the city

The Delhi government will open another 100 mohalla clinics in the nation’s capital to provide “world-class” primary healthcare services to all residents, an official statement said on Monday. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia gave an update on the mohalla clinic project and said the government was working on full digitization of clinics and doctors would […]

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US spy agencies review their misfires on Ukraine and Russia

FILE – Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines testifies during a Senate Armed Services hearing to consider global threats on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 10, 2022. Haines recently told lawmakers that intelligence officials would consider how they assessed a foreign government’s will and ability to fight. combat. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File) Jose Luis […]

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Some question residency requirement, others say sheriff should live in Duval County

JACKSONVILLE, Florida. – On Friday, the city of Jacksonville was still awaiting word from Florida Governor Ron DeSantis about who will be the temporary sheriff of Duval County. Sheriff Mike Williams still holds that position until his retirement on June 10. At issue is his move from Duval County to Nassau County — which, according […]

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Council to meet to hire new city manager in special closed meeting – Pasadena Now

City council will meet in a special closed session at 8 a.m. Friday, according to an agenda released Wednesday. The document lists the only item on the agenda as a city council conference regarding public employment for the position of city manager. The special closed meeting comes just a day before the city council is […]

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Live Updates: Russia’s War in Ukraine

US President Joe Biden has promised Ukraine more advanced rocket systems and munitions that “would allow them to strike key targets on the battlefield more accurately,” Biden wrote in a New York Times op-ed. Here are the latest developments on Russia’s war in Ukraine: New American rocket systems: Following Biden’s op-ed, senior US administration officials […]

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The City of Victoria receives funding to upgrade the streetscape of Government Street North in downtown Victoria

The government of Canada recognizes that many beloved spaces have stood idle while Canadians have taken precautions to stay safe. Upgrading existing community infrastructure and building new public assets will help Canadian cities provide better access to programs and recreational facilities while boosting their economic vitality. Today, the Honorable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister for International […]

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Russia takes small towns, aims to expand eastern Ukraine battle

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — As Russia claimed progress in its goal to seize the entirety of disputed eastern Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin on Saturday tried to shake European resolve to punish his country through sanctions and to continue supplying arms which have supported Ukraine’s defence. The Russian Defense Ministry said Lyman, the second small town […]

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City won’t meet deadline to spend $2 billion on Katrina roadwork funds, Cantrell administrator says

New Orleans will not spend all of the $2 billion the federal government has allocated for road and pipe repairs after Hurricane Katrina by the August 2023 federal deadline, the deputy chief executive of the Department of Public Health said Thursday. city ​​infrastructure, Joe Threat, to city council. Threat said the administration is now relying […]

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Davos Updates | Greater incentives are needed for carbon capture

Participants walk through the Davos Congress Center, the venue for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Monday (May 1). 23, 2022. The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum takes place in Davos from May. 22 until May. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) Markus Schreiber PA DAVOS, Switzerland Governments must […]

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Montenegro’s billion-dollar highway faces uncertain future after years of delay

PODGORICA – Eight years after the contract was signed, the first section of a controversial highway project in Montenegro funded by a massive $1 billion Chinese loan is nearing completion – but it still faces lingering questions on his future. Once hailed by China as a landmark deal under the Belt and Road Initiative – […]

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Pleasanton City Council to decide fate of Meadowlark Trail project | News

Pleasanton City Council members are set to debate the construction of the proposed Meadowlark Trail project at their regular council meeting on Tuesday. A number of residents in the Foothill Road area have opposed the new footpath after construction advisories were issued late last year for the project which has lain dormant for more than […]

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Missouri passes bill to raise KC police funding bill

City of Jefferson In direct response to the Kansas City Council’s decision last year to exercise greater control over police spending, Missouri lawmakers on Friday approved two bills aimed at forcing the city to spend more money for law enforcement. One of the two measures would increase the minimum percentage of Kansas City’s general revenue […]

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Missouri wants federal DOJ lawsuit against gun law dismissed

An ATF agent lifts the crime scene tape. The Justice Department is challenging a Missouri law it says seeks to override federal gun laws and has hurt local and federal law enforcement cooperation. LM Otero Associated Press file photo Missouri is trying to stop a Justice Department lawsuit against its aggressive gun law by saying […]

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Belton City Council approves assistance for residents in need | KWKT

BELTON, Texas (FOX 44) – A new initiative from the Belton City Council and the United Way of Central Texas offers residents struggling to pay their rent or utility bills a way to find relief. On April 26, the city council agreed to make $300,000 in relief funds available to residents struggling with the economic […]

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Election Results: City of Fort Worth Bond Measures | May 2022

This grassy footpath along West Bailey Boswell Road will be paved with sidewalks if voters approve part of the $560 million bond package. Yffy Yossifor [email protected] Voters appear poised to approve the entire $560 million bond package, according to early unofficial results on Saturday. Largest bond package in Fort Worth history responds to Fort Worth’s […]

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Kansas City plans to buy $17 million worth of garbage cans for residents

The “No Dumping” sign on the electric pole warns of a $1,000 fine or a year in jail. It does not work. Across the street, empty milk jugs, countless crushed water bottles, a freshly discarded white plastic bag and other trash roam freely along an alley in this northeastern neighborhood. east of Kansas City. “It’s […]

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Ukrainian refugees in Mexico City camp await US action

The program, Uniting for Ukraine, was announced by the US government on April 21. Four days later, Ukrainians showing up at the US-Mexico border were no longer exempt from a pandemic-related rule that was used to quickly deport migrants without opportunity. applying for asylum for two years. Instead, they should apply from Europe or other […]

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In 1968, the Polish communist government forced the Jews to leave. Today, the country welcomes refugees.

Today it is once again a place of worship, led by the Chief Rabbi of Poland, Michael Schudrich. “They just didn’t say it. It was too painful. The survivors were too traumatized. They decided it wasn’t safe to be Jewish anymore,” Schudrich said. “In March 1968 there were rumblings in society against the government,” Schudrich […]

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Commissioners learn about proposed government structure from council and municipal manager – Shaw Local

OREGON — A referendum on the Nov. 8 ballot will ask Oregonians to approve a move to a municipal council-manager form of government. The new structure would shift day-to-day administrative responsibilities from commissioners to a city manager, Mayor Ken Williams said at the April 26 city council meeting. Voters would continue to elect a mayor […]

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Millions needed for futuristic bus project after government rejects bid from Liverpool City Region

Over £2million is being sought by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA) to fund the additional costs of its futuristic new bus project. In March 2019, the city region became the first in the North of England to trial hydrogen buses with 20 new vehicles purchased for a full program last year using the […]

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Eric Greitens KCPD rides video deleted after criticism

Former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens Photo of the AP file On Friday, U.S. Senate candidate Eric Greitens posted — then deleted — a social media video featuring a ride with Kansas City police that was quickly criticized as inappropriately politicizing the department. The former governor’s campaign did not get official approval for the filming, KCPD […]

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DataBank: local government meetings (April 21)

(Editor’s note: The following agendas should be considered draft agendas up to 72 hours before meetings.) Los Lunas Village Council When: 6 p.m., Thursday, April 21, in the council room Agenda highlight: Consideration to serve alcoholic beverages during the 4th of July celebration Also on the agenda Public Contribution Forum Review of Appointment of Library […]

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74% of Greeks Disapprove of Government’s Handling of Ukraine Crisis, Majority Want Greece to be Neutral – Greek City Times

According to a poll, 74% of Greeks are unhappy with the government’s handling of the Ukrainian crisis. According to a poll conducted by Public Issue in April, when asked how satisfied they were with the government’s stance on the Ukraine issue, 74% of respondents said they were dissatisfied, while 23% said they were satisfied. . […]

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State power limits Boston’s vision

It’s a legal structure that cripples Boston, giving it far less control over its own destiny than other major cities in the country. Without the ability to independently generate new revenue streams to pay for ongoing and ever-increasing expenses spending on pensions, schools and public safety, the city has limited financial leeway to address the […]

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City Council Grants Advance Approval to Statesman Real Estate Plan: Batcave Begins – News

Photo by John Anderson The main piece of downtown real estate that once housed the Austin American StatesmanThe newsroom and print shop moved closer to redevelopment last week as Council at its April 7 meeting unanimously approved at first reading various land use changes requested by the land owner. Owned by the Cox familywho retained […]

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NAACP Hosts Candidate Forum for KISD Board of Directors, Killeen City Council Candidates | Advice

More than 30 residents and candidates turned out Monday for an NAACP-sponsored candidates’ forum at the Maron J & Alice W. Douse Community Center in Killeen. The forum was also sponsored by members of the Panhellenic Council as well as the Masonic family. Each contestant had the opportunity to deliver a 90-second opening speech and […]

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Humanities: Religion and government | Opinion

Letters: Religion and Government Founders wanted religion out of government To those who believe this country was founded as a Christian nation, I suggest you read the works of our founding fathers, especially Paine, Jefferson, and Franklin. They were so concerned about the country becoming a theocracy that they specifically defined the separation of church […]

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Housing and homelessness strategic actions 2021-2022 of the city council

Housing and homelessness strategic actions 2021-2022 of the city council Spokane City Council President Breean Beggs, 509.625.6255 Wednesday April 6, 2022 at 3:40 p.m. In June 2021, City Council passed a resolution recognizing that the city needed to create a comprehensive strategy to address housing and homelessness in Spokane and identify priority actions. In the […]

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Councilors vote to override mayor’s veto

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Federal government investigates COVID testing by Nomi Health

Federal authorities informed Orem-based Nomi Health in mid-March that not only did its COVID-19 testing for the state of Utah fail to meet government standards, but that “deficient practices” identified with the assistance of the Utah Department of Health “pose immediate danger to the health and safety of patients. A spokesperson for the Centers for […]

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City council votes to suspend ties with sister city of Voronezh, Russia

Charlotte City Council members voted unanimously on Monday to suspend ties with Charlotte’s sister city, Voronezh, in Russia. The decision is a ceremony of solidarity with the local Ukrainian community following the Russian military invasion of Ukraine in February. On February 28, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper released Executive Order No. 251 encourage local government […]

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China’s Shanghai split in two for COVID lockdown as asymptomatic cases rise

A worker in protective gear walks at the entrance to a tunnel leading to the Pudong area across the Huangpu River, after restrictions on road traffic amid the lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID- 19) in Shanghai, China March 28, 2022. REUTERS/Aly Song Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com […]

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The Mexican government publishes a comparison table between the city center and the airport

Mexico City opened a new airport this week called Felipe Angeles International (read more here) which is far removed from the city’s commercial and upscale areas and not connected to good public transport links. I pointed out on the piece that it can easily take two to three hours, if necessary, from Polanco or the […]

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San Marcos City Council Approves Mid-Year Cost-of-Living Pay Increase for City Employees

The San Marcos City Council will meet April 5 at 6 p.m. (Community Impact newspaper staff) The San Marcos City Council unanimously approved a 2% pay increase based on the cost of living mid-year March 23 for city employees, overtime for city staff public safety and other amendments to the personnel budget at the first […]

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China Evergrande to settle $511m trust loan with state help – sources

BEIJING/HONG KONG, March 22 (Reuters) – China Evergrande Group (3333.HK) is considering returning to the Guangzhou government land set aside as collateral for a trust loan from CITIC Trust Co, two sources close to the government said on Tuesday. case. in a restructuring arrangement that could be replicated in other parts of China’s indebted real […]

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Confusion and chaos in Hong Kong as leaders waver over virus

HONG KONG — From week to week, as infections surged across the city, Hong Kong residents have seen the government’s coronavirus policies change. First, officials said they had no social distancing plans in January, then quickly closed bars and gyms and banned flights from eight countries. In February, officials promised to test every resident, then […]

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Christopher Ortiz appointed to Longview Town Council | Government and politics

The new councilor for Longview is Christopher Ortiz. Longview City Council interviewed Ortiz, Randy Knox and Erik Halvorson at a special meeting Tuesday night to fill the vacant council seat. Ortiz was approved for the seat unopposed after interviews and a 15-minute break from the executive session by the board. The diversity Ortiz brings to […]

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Home rule or not? Reading City Council discusses exploring alternative forms of government | Berks Regional News

READING, Pa. — Some Reading City Council members wonder if their type of government is best for the city. During the body’s committee of the whole meeting on Monday, the council briefly discussed the idea of ​​creating a government study commission to determine whether the city should pursue its home rule charter form of government […]

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China imposes new restrictions amid worst COVID outbreak in two years | News on the coronavirus pandemic

China has brought about 17 million people under lockdown as virus cases nationwide doubled to nearly 3,400 and anxiety escalated over the resilience of its ‘zero zero’ approach. -Covid” in the face of the worst epidemic in two years. The southern tech hub of Shenzhen – home to around 13 million people – has told […]

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Gunmen arrest Ukrainian mayor in Russian-occupied town

G7 agriculture ministers have called on all countries to keep their food and agricultural markets open as food security concerns rise following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. “We call on all countries to keep their food and agricultural markets open and to guard against any unjustified restrictive measures on their exports. Any further increases in […]

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Dayton plans to improve 3 city parks | Government

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Covid News: Puerto Rico drops mask mandate

On Monday, students from Stuyvesant High School walk to class in Lower Manhattan.Credit…Brittainy Newman for The New York Times For the first time in two years, New York City students were allowed to attend public school without masks on Monday, but some said they would keep them on. In elementary and high schools, students and […]

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A convoy of truckers protesting Covid mandates slows traffic around Washington

Although the People’s Convoy was one of many groups inspired by the Canadian protests against pandemic measures that disrupted the capital Ottawa for three weeks, many members of the group appeared to be aligned with extreme organizations and activists. law. On Saturday, People’s Convoy organizers shared a message of support from a prominent QAnon account […]

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Ukraine-Russia War Breaking News: Live Updates

Russia cracked down on news and free speech harder on Friday than at any other time in President Vladimir V. Putin’s 22 years in power, blocking access to Facebook and major foreign news outlets and enacting a law punishing anyone who spreads “false information” about his Ukraine. invasion with up to 15 years in prison. […]

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Liberty mayor reverses decision on Confederate monument public comments | The city government

LIBERTY — Mayor Lyndell Brenton reversed a decision he made in mid-February not to allow public comments to be heard at Liberty City Council meetings on Block 174 Cemetery, which includes a monument for the Confederate soldiers at Fairview Cemetery. Last month, the mayor said residents could submit written comments and these would be logged […]

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Russia Strikes Ukraine’s No. 2 City, Convoy Approaches Kiev | National government and new policies

The strike blew out or shattered windows and walls of buildings surrounding the massive central plaza, which was piled with debris and dust. Inside one building, pieces of plaster were strewn about and doors, ripped off their hinges, stood in the hallways. “People are under the ruins, we have taken out bodies,” said Yevhen Vasylenko, […]

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Ukraine-Russia War: Live and Video Updates

British oil giant BP said on Sunday it would “pull out” of its nearly 20% stake in Rosneft, Russia’s state-controlled oil company, making it one of the first major companies to abandon the Russia after its invasion of Ukraine. BP, which is based in London, has worked in Russia for more than 30 years, but […]