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Crosscut
Judge: Step back, be patient on police reformThose anxious to pass police reform legislation before a new Seattle City Counc
Judge: Step back, be patient on police reform
Crosscut / Posted yesterday
Those anxious to pass police reform legislation before a new Seattle City Council takes office in January may be in for a disappointment. On Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge James Robart asked all parties to step back and ensure they understand... Read more
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City Pulse
Unpaid bills?The Lansing city attorney and Mayor Virg Bernero are challenging a report by th
Unpaid bills?
City Pulse / Posted yesterday
The Lansing city attorney and Mayor Virg Bernero are challenging a report by the City Council’s internal auditor that alleges the law department is four months behind on paying close to $160,000 in bills for outside legal counsel. The solution to... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Names and facesThe Tennessee Supreme Court is refusing to hear an appeal from former TV judge
Names and faces
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted yesterday
The Tennessee Supreme Court is refusing to hear an appeal from former TV judge Joe Brown over a jail sentence for contempt of court. In a one-sentence ruling issued Aug. 14, the court denied Brown’s application to appeal a Court of Appeals ruling... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Denver Police Arrest "Jury Nullification" Activist For Passing Out Informational PamphletsSubmitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Most of you will be fam
Denver Police Arrest "Jury Nullification" Activist For Passing Out Informational Pamphlets
Zero Hedge / Posted yesterday
Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Most of you will be familiar with the concept of jury nullification. Unfortunately, the vast majority of Americans are not. This is precisely why Mark Iannicelli set up a “Jury Info” booth... Read more
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Deseret News
Residents fed up with pigs, turkeys running loose in ProvoPROVO — Provo residents are dealing with not one, but two pigpen breaches. City
Residents fed up with pigs, turkeys running loose in Provo
Deseret News / Posted 2 days ago
PROVO — Provo residents are dealing with not one, but two pigpen breaches. City and animal control officials say they have been working on a solution for more than a year. Angela Puertas and her neighbors got a rude awakening over the weekend. "I... Read more
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Beverly Hills Courier
Beverly Hills News – Jackass’ Steve-O Charged With Five Misdemeanors for Latest StuntPosted: Monday, August 24, 2015 – 5:48 PM (CNS) – Actor/stuntman “Steve-O,” be
Beverly Hills News – Jackass’ Steve-O Charged With Five Misdemeanors for Latest Stunt
Beverly Hills Courier / Posted 2 days ago
Posted: Monday, August 24, 2015 – 5:48 PM (CNS) – Actor/stuntman “Steve-O,” best known for the “Jackass” television and movie franchise, was charged with five misdemeanors stemming from his attention-grabbing climb up a construction crane in... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Jackass star Steve-O charged over protest | Irish Examiner Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 04:26 PM Jackass star Steve-O
Jackass star Steve-O charged over protest
Irish Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
| Irish Examiner Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 04:26 PM Jackass star Steve-O will face five criminal charges after he climbed a crane in Hollywood to protest... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Jackass star Steve-O facing criminal charges for 'SeaWorld Sucks' protestJackass star Steve-O will face five criminal charges after he climbed a crane i
Jackass star Steve-O facing criminal charges for 'SeaWorld Sucks' protest
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 2 days ago
Jackass star Steve-O will face five criminal charges after he climbed a crane in Hollywood to protest SeaWorld and drew dozens of emergency responders to a construction site earlier this month. The city of Los Angeles will also seek financial... Read more
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KTLA-TV Los Angeles
Steve-O Charged With Several Misdemeanors After Anti-SeaWorld Stunt in Hollywood“Jackass” star Steve-O was charged with a slew of misdemeanors for an anti-SeaW
Steve-O Charged With Several Misdemeanors After Anti-SeaWorld Stunt in Hollywood
KTLA-TV Los Angeles / Posted 2 days ago
“Jackass” star Steve-O was charged with a slew of misdemeanors for an anti-SeaWorld stunt where he climbed atop a crane and shot off fireworks in Hollywood. The stunt performer, whose real name is Stephen Glover, previewed the stunt on Instagram... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Jackass star Steve-O charged after climbing crane in Hollywood | Irish Examiner Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 02:51 PM Jackass star Steve-O
Jackass star Steve-O charged after climbing crane in Hollywood
Irish Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
| Irish Examiner Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 02:51 PM Jackass star Steve-O is facing five criminal charges after he... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
'Jackass' star charged after climbing Hollywood crane in protestLOS ANGELES (AP) — “Jackass” star Steve-O will face five criminal charges after
'Jackass' star charged after climbing Hollywood crane in protest
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 2 days ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Jackass” star Steve-O will face five criminal charges after he climbed a crane in Hollywood to protest SeaWorld and drew dozens of emergency responders to a construction site earlier this month. Steve-O, whose legal name is... Read more
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Inquirier.net
‘Jackass’ star charged after climbing crane in HollywoodIn this Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, file photo, Steve-O, a cast member in “Jackas
‘Jackass’ star charged after climbing crane in Hollywood
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 days ago
In this Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, file photo, Steve-O, a cast member in “Jackass 3D,” poses at the premiere of the film in Los Angeles. Steve-O was arrested on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, for climbing a crane in Hollywood in a protest against Seaworld.... Read more
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Orange County Register
13 people to be arraigned in Santa Ana pot dispensary raidSANTA ANA – Thirteen people are scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 15 on charges in
13 people to be arraigned in Santa Ana pot dispensary raid
Orange County Register / Posted 5 days ago
SANTA ANA – Thirteen people are scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 15 on charges in connection with a controversial raid at a medical marijuana dispensary where Santa Ana police were caught on hidden video purportedly snacking on pot edibles. Anthony L.... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
San Diego city attorney assails Carson NFL projectSan Diego’s city attorney questioned the environmental review of the stadium th
San Diego city attorney assails Carson NFL project
Los Angeles Times / Posted 7 days ago
San Diego’s city attorney questioned the environmental review of the stadium the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders hope to build in Carson, as verbal sparring over the project continued Thursday. In a radio interview on Mighty 1090 in San... Read more
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Aspen Daily News
Hunt pulls his Base 2 project, avoiding voteProject’s opponent considers this ‘a good victory for the people of Aspen' The
Hunt pulls his Base 2 project, avoiding vote
Aspen Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
Project’s opponent considers this ‘a good victory for the people of Aspen' The community at large will not get the final say on the Base 2 Main Street lodging project, which offered the prospect of inexpensive hotel rooms in exchange for zoning... Read more
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MinnPost
Four things to know about Minnesota's newest state Supreme Court justiceIt was short and sweet: In a 12-minute ceremony outside the Minnesota Supreme C
Four things to know about Minnesota's newest state Supreme Court justice
MinnPost / Posted 8 days ago
It was short and sweet: In a 12-minute ceremony outside the Minnesota Supreme Court Chambers in St. Paul on Tuesday, Gov. Mark Dayton revealed Natalie Hudson as his newest appointment to the state’s highest court. The straightforward proceedings... Read more
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KMGH 7 Denver
Hearing officer overturns discipline of Denver cops in separate alleged excessive force casesDENVER - For the second time in less than a month, an appeal hearing officer ha
Hearing officer overturns discipline of Denver cops in separate alleged excessive force cases
KMGH 7 Denver / Posted 8 days ago
DENVER - For the second time in less than a month, an appeal hearing officer has overturned the discipline of a Denver police officer captured on video using what the city alleged was excessive force. On Tuesday, the appeal hearing officer, Terry... Read more
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FOX 31 Denver
Officer seen shoving bar patron down stairs has suspension overturned; appeal vowedDENVER— A suspended Denver police officer who was caught on video shoving a bar
Officer seen shoving bar patron down stairs has suspension overturned; appeal vowed
FOX 31 Denver / Posted 9 days ago
DENVER— A suspended Denver police officer who was caught on video shoving a bar patron against a flight of stairs had his 30-day suspension overturned by a Civil Service Commission hearing officer, it was announced Tuesday. The Department of Public... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Demolition begins at fire-damaged South Side recycling plant View Larger Massive blaze at recycling facility requires half the city's fire
Demolition begins at fire-damaged South Side recycling plant
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 9 days ago
View Larger Massive blaze at recycling facility requires half the city's firefighters The owner of a South Side recycling operation that exploded in flames in May has begun to tear down... Read more
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San Fernando Valley Business Journal
Criminal Charges Filed Against Van Nuys Towing BusinessThe owner of a Van Nuys towing business and two of his drivers have been charge
Criminal Charges Filed Against Van Nuys Towing Business
San Fernando Valley Business Journal / Posted 10 days ago
The owner of a Van Nuys towing business and two of his drivers have been charged by the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office with alleged predatory practices, including overcharging drivers who parked in a Northridge lot. Steve Garcia Sr., owner of... Read more
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Santa Fe Reporter
Mini Booze Battles: City asks district court judge to throw out lawsuitThe legal tit for tat has been going on since May, but lately the wrangling has
Mini Booze Battles: City asks district court judge to throw out lawsuit
Santa Fe Reporter / Posted 11 days ago
The legal tit for tat has been going on since May, but lately the wrangling has been ratcheted up in district court, as the early October deadline looms for a citywide ban on miniature bottles of booze. This week, the Santa Fe city attorney’s office... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
S.F. won’t enforce law banning soda advertising on city propertySan Francisco will not enforce a new law banning soda advertising on city prope
S.F. won’t enforce law banning soda advertising on city property
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 13 days ago
San Francisco will not enforce a new law banning soda advertising on city property, including Muni buses and shelters, that passed the Board of Supervisors in June with much fanfare. On Thursday, City Administrator Naomi Kelly and San Francisco Port... Read more
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FOX 4 Kansas City
Classmates send get well cards to boy hurt at Lawrence schoolLAWRENCE, Kan. — Friends of a young boy are speaking out after the child got hu
Classmates send get well cards to boy hurt at Lawrence school
FOX 4 Kansas City / Posted 13 days ago
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Friends of a young boy are speaking out after the child got hurt after wandering onto a construction site on Thursday. Police say a metal gate fell onto the boy and emergency workers flew him in a medical helicopter to Children’s... Read more
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La Prensa San Diego
In Mexico, Hunted Down for Speaking OutMexican activists speaking out after the killing of Ruben Espinosa. Earlier th
In Mexico, Hunted Down for Speaking Out
La Prensa San Diego / Posted 13 days ago
Mexican activists speaking out after the killing of Ruben Espinosa. Earlier this summer, Ruben Espinosa fled Mexico’s Gulf coast state of Veracruz after receiving death threats. His work as a photojournalist there had made him an enemy of the... Read more
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The Advocate
Want to weigh in on discussion of New Orleans' Confederate monuments? City to begin public meetings next weekCity officials will begin holding public meetings next week to discuss the futu
Want to weigh in on discussion of New Orleans' Confederate monuments? City to begin public meetings next week
The Advocate / Posted 13 days ago
City officials will begin holding public meetings next week to discuss the future of four monuments in New Orleans that have come under new scrutiny as officials across the South reconsider the wisdom of leaving Confederate symbols in public... Read more
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KOMO Seattle
Man files new lawsuit for Cobain death-scene photos SEATTLE - Ten days after his latest push for photos of Kurt Cobain’s corpse w
Man files new lawsuit for Cobain death-scene photos
KOMO Seattle / Posted 14 days ago
SEATTLE - Ten days after his latest push for photos of Kurt Cobain’s corpse was tossed out of court, conspiracy theorist Richard Lee is back at it. Lee – a Seattle man best known as the host of... Read more
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MinnPost
Meter man: Coleman's budget address includes plan to overhaul street parking in downtown St. PaulMayors tend to cast their annual budgets in broad themes like equity, economic
Meter man: Coleman's budget address includes plan to overhaul street parking in downtown St. Paul
MinnPost / Posted 15 days ago
Mayors tend to cast their annual budgets in broad themes like equity, economic growth and improved education because, well, they’re politicians who have to run for office. So at his budget address Tuesday, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman Tuesday quoted... Read more
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FOX News
Denver’s ‘transparency’ portal skips secret taxpayer-funded mealsIn his 2013 State of the City speech, Mayor Michael Hancock touted a new city w
Denver’s ‘transparency’ portal skips secret taxpayer-funded meals
FOX News / Posted 15 days ago
In his 2013 State of the City speech, Mayor Michael Hancock touted a new city website to help residents determine how officials spend tax money. “We will also fulfill our promise to be more transparent,” he told supporters, reporters and city staff.... Read more
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News On 6 Tulsa
City Approves Contract To Develop Land Near RiversideThe City of Tulsa is officially under contract with a Dallas developer regardin
City Approves Contract To Develop Land Near Riverside
News On 6 Tulsa / Posted 15 days ago
The City of Tulsa is officially under contract with a Dallas developer regarding 12-acres of land at 71st and Riverside. The “yes” vote by the Tulsa Public Facilities Authority gives Texas-based UCR Development the chance to now market the area to... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento councilman wants review of city sexual harassment policiesThe city of Sacramento’s written policy on sexual harassment has not been signi
Sacramento councilman wants review of city sexual harassment policies
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 17 days ago
The city of Sacramento’s written policy on sexual harassment has not been significantly updated in at least 10 years. And a link to the policy in the city’s online employee handbook doesn’t work. Now, after two of his colleagues were accused of... Read more
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Santa Cruz Sentinel
49ers part ways with Aldon Smith after fifth arrest in three yearsSanta Clara >> Star linebacker Aldon Smith finally learned what it takes to go
49ers part ways with Aldon Smith after fifth arrest in three years
Santa Cruz Sentinel / Posted 19 days ago
Santa Clara >> Star linebacker Aldon Smith finally learned what it takes to go too far for the 49ers Friday: his fifth arrest since 2012, which led the team to release him. Coach Jim Tomsula held a somber news conference in the wake of Smith’s... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
San Francisco plane crash: parents of teen killed by rescue truck drop lawsuitThe parents of a teenage girl run over and killed by emergency vehicles after t
San Francisco plane crash: parents of teen killed by rescue truck drop lawsuit
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 20 days ago
The parents of a teenage girl run over and killed by emergency vehicles after the Asiana Airlines crash-landing at San Francisco airport two years ago dropped their lawsuit against the city on Friday. The parents’ lawyers formally dismissed the... Read more
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The Monterey County Herald
49ers release Aldon Smith after his fifth arrest in three yearsSAN JOSE >> The 49ers released star linebacker Aldon Smith of the 49ers just ho
49ers release Aldon Smith after his fifth arrest in three years
The Monterey County Herald / Posted 20 days ago
SAN JOSE >> The 49ers released star linebacker Aldon Smith of the 49ers just hours after his fifth arrest in the last three years. “The San Francisco 49ers have released linebacker Aldon Smith,” says a press release the team emailed at 11:36 a.m.... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Camelot II — forgotten and under a pile of trashIt’s strewn up and down residential streets, ripe pickings for stray dogs to ri
Camelot II — forgotten and under a pile of trash
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 20 days ago
It’s strewn up and down residential streets, ripe pickings for stray dogs to rip apart. Mattresses have been dumped here and so have old TVs, begging to be stripped. The filth is scattered throughout abandoned homes where squatters and drifters... Read more
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Orange County Register
Immigration, vehicle impounds part of interim chief's agendaJust four month on the job, interim police Chief Raul Quezada has laid out an a
Immigration, vehicle impounds part of interim chief's agenda
Orange County Register / Posted 20 days ago
Just four month on the job, interim police Chief Raul Quezada has laid out an ambitious agenda aimed at bringing greater trust to the Anaheim Police Department. The highlights, expected to come about before the end of the year, include a relaxed... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Fort Myers to ban conviction question on city employment applicationsThe City of Fort Myers is moving forward with a plan to "ban the box." That’s
Fort Myers to ban conviction question on city employment applications
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 21 days ago
The City of Fort Myers is moving forward with a plan to "ban the box." That’s a question on the city’s job application asking potential city government workers if they’ve ever been convicted of a crime. "We all deserve second chances,” Joseph... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento Councilman Warren: Sex harassment claim ‘false’Sacramento City Councilman Allen Warren released a statement Thursday addressin
Sacramento Councilman Warren: Sex harassment claim ‘false’
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 21 days ago
Sacramento City Councilman Allen Warren released a statement Thursday addressing, for the first time, a sexual harassment claim made against him by a former staff aide. “In response to Monday’s article in The Sacramento Bee, I want to state clearly... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Fort Myers to ban conviction question on city employment applicationsThe City of Fort Myers is moving forward with a plan to "ban the box." That’s
Fort Myers to ban conviction question on city employment applications
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 21 days ago
The City of Fort Myers is moving forward with a plan to "ban the box." That’s a question on the city’s job application asking potential city government workers if they’ve ever been convicted of a crime. "We all deserve second chances,” Joseph... Read more
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Santa Monica Mirror
Santa Monica Exam Prep Company "Barwinners" Fined For False AdvertisingA Santa Monica bar preparation company has agreed to a court judgment in the wa
Santa Monica Exam Prep Company "Barwinners" Fined For False Advertising
Santa Monica Mirror / Posted 22 days ago
A Santa Monica bar preparation company has agreed to a court judgment in the wake of allegations that it advertised grossly inflated pass rates. Barwinners, a Santa Monica-based company that since 1999 has sold bar exam prep courses, has paid... Read more
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Asian journal
Yey Coronel: Finding her way back to the Fil-Am community through FASGIUntil this past spring, Yey Coronel never really applied or interviewed for a j
Yey Coronel: Finding her way back to the Fil-Am community through FASGI
Asian journal / Posted 22 days ago
Until this past spring, Yey Coronel never really applied or interviewed for a job. At a young age, she began working after school at her mother’s real estate firm (something she was “born into”), learning the operations from the ground up. By 12... Read more
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NBC San Diego
Navy SEAL Accused of Assaulting MinorA Navy SEAL faces a criminal charge after he was accused of assaulting a minor
Navy SEAL Accused of Assaulting Minor
NBC San Diego / Posted 22 days ago
A Navy SEAL faces a criminal charge after he was accused of assaulting a minor last month. Kyle Blackwell, 26, has pleaded not guilty to one felony count of assault likely to cause great bodily injury, according to District Attorney spokesman Steve... Read more
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FOX 6 Milwaukee
CCW confrontation at waste disposal center: "City is not allowed to ban concealed carry on this property"MILWAUKEE — The police showed up to deal with a group of people armed with guns
CCW confrontation at waste disposal center: "City is not allowed to ban concealed carry on this property"
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted 22 days ago
MILWAUKEE — The police showed up to deal with a group of people armed with guns at a public facility — and concealed carry advocates say what happened next is against the law. The group of people showed up at a waste disposal facility on Lincoln... Read more
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KSAT San Antonio
City’s DART program targets apartment complex for crime, code violationsSAN ANTONIO - Police inspected several apartment units, made arrests and confis
City’s DART program targets apartment complex for crime, code violations
KSAT San Antonio / Posted 23 days ago
SAN ANTONIO - Police inspected several apartment units, made arrests and confiscated drugs Tuesday at the Garden Village apartments at 236 Deerwood Drive. The inspection was part of an ongoing effort of the city’s Dangerous Assessment Response Team,... Read more
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The News & Observer
Raleigh limits sidewalk use by bars and restaurants downtown | News & Observer August 4, 2015 Sidewalks to roll up at midnight Sunday-T
Raleigh limits sidewalk use by bars and restaurants downtown
The News & Observer / Posted 23 days ago
| News & Observer August 4, 2015 Sidewalks to roll up at midnight Sunday-Thursday, 1 a.m. Friday-Saturday New rules start... Read more
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NBC San Diego
Ruling: SDSU Expansion Must Include Infrastructure FundsSan Diego State University must find a way to pay millions for street projects
Ruling: SDSU Expansion Must Include Infrastructure Funds
NBC San Diego / Posted 23 days ago
San Diego State University must find a way to pay millions for street projects needed as part of a massive campus expansion, the California Supreme Court announced in a ruling issued Monday. The Master Plan approved in 2007 by the California State... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Kim Richards 'arrested for shoplifting at Target' Kim Richards has allegedly been arrested for stealing $600 worth of items fro
Kim Richards 'arrested for shoplifting at Target'
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 23 days ago
Kim Richards has allegedly been arrested for stealing $600 worth of items from a Target store. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star was caught stealing at a Target store, with a source telling... Read more
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Ventura County Star
Ventura Council considers changes to city's grading ordinanceSTAR FILE PHOTO Workers put up a fence at the top of Mint Lane in Ventura, wher
Ventura Council considers changes to city's grading ordinance
Ventura County Star / Posted 25 days ago
STAR FILE PHOTO Workers put up a fence at the top of Mint Lane in Ventura, where an access road was carved into the hillside on private property. VENTURA, Calif. - More than two years ago, a private property owner cut a wide access road into the... Read more
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Wichita Falls Times Record News
Wichita Falls named in antitrust lawsuitWICHITA FALLS, Texas - The city of Wichita Falls is being sued, accused of help
Wichita Falls named in antitrust lawsuit
Wichita Falls Times Record News / Posted 26 days ago
WICHITA FALLS, Texas - The city of Wichita Falls is being sued, accused of helping to create a monopoly benefiting a local businessman, according to a lawsuit filed in district court. Also named as a defendant in the suit is Jody Randolph Wade of... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Lawsuit to release Kurt Cobain death photos dismissedSEATTLE — A King County judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit that sought to forc
Lawsuit to release Kurt Cobain death photos dismissed
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 27 days ago
SEATTLE — A King County judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit that sought to force the release of photos showing the dead body of Seattle icon and rock legend Kurt Cobain. While the Seattle Police Department released several images from the scene of... Read more
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Boulder Weekly
Council is listening, but to whom?At this point, I actually feel a bit sorry for the members of Boulder’s City Co
Council is listening, but to whom?
Boulder Weekly / Posted 28 days ago
At this point, I actually feel a bit sorry for the members of Boulder’s City Council. In the last few months they have managed to anger just about everyone for one reason or another. Whether its development or rightsizing, municipalization miscues,... Read more
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