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FOX 41 Louisville
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer unveils $822 million budgetof city agencies and departments and $115.3 million in capital spending and deb
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer unveils $822 million budget
FOX 41 Louisville / Posted 2 minutes ago
of city agencies and departments and $115.3 million in capital spending and debt payments. The plan now goes to the Metro Council. Representatives of the majority Democratic and minority Republican caucuses said the mayor’s push for... Read more
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WHAS TV11 Louisville
Mayor reveals new 2016-2017 budget planKy. (WHAS11) -- Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer presented his proposed budget for
Mayor reveals new 2016-2017 budget plan
WHAS TV11 Louisville / Posted 17 minutes ago
Ky. (WHAS11) -- Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer presented his proposed budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year before Metro Council Thursday evening. The city said the $822 million proposal reflects an improving economy, both locally and... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
Paving, police, parks and pooches; they're all part of Mayor's proposed budgetlast year," Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer told reporters Thursday during a brie
Paving, police, parks and pooches; they're all part of Mayor's proposed budget
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 22 minutes ago
last year," Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer told reporters Thursday during a briefing prior to presenting his proposals to Metro Council. Job growth, the new hotels, tourism, all are coming together to make the picture better. Fischer's proposed... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
Louisville's gang connections, homicide rate compared to other citiesMetro Police Department answered those questions at a Public Safety Meeting at
Louisville's gang connections, homicide rate compared to other cities
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 15 hours ago
Metro Police Department answered those questions at a Public Safety Meeting at the end of March when they presented to the Metro Council about gang activity in Louisville. “Do we have gang issues in Louisville? The answer to that question is yes,”... Read more
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The Advocate
Metro Council approves resolution to encourage Baton Rouge hospitals to work with proposed ER during contentious meetingAs the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council approved a measure Wednesday askin
Metro Council approves resolution to encourage Baton Rouge hospitals to work with proposed ER during contentious meeting
The Advocate / Posted 16 hours ago
As the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council approved a measure Wednesday asking local hospitals to work with a proposed emergency room for medically underserved north Baton Rouge, Mayor-President Kip Holden said the members were creating a lopsided... Read more
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Colorado Springs Independent
Who's for and against ColoradoCareof Women Voters of Colorado • Colorado Democratic Party (Platform) • Health C
Who's for and against ColoradoCare
Colorado Springs Independent / Posted 17 hours ago
of Women Voters of Colorado • Colorado Democratic Party (Platform) • Health Care for All Colorado • Move-On Denver Metro Council • Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center • California Physicians Alliance • Greater Boulder Area Green... Read more
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The Advocate
Leaders made, not borncivic and political leadership in Baton Rouge. There has been much appreciatio
Leaders made, not born
The Advocate / Posted 19 hours ago
civic and political leadership in Baton Rouge. There has been much appreciation for her role as a stabilizing force on the Metro Council during three terms, ending as chairwoman before her formal political retirement in 2000. But that recollection... Read more
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The Advocate
Metro Council approves resolution to encourage Baton Rouge hospitals to work with proposed ER during contentious meetingThe Metro Council voted Wednesday to encourage three local hospitals to conside
Metro Council approves resolution to encourage Baton Rouge hospitals to work with proposed ER during contentious meeting
The Advocate / Posted 20 hours ago
The Metro Council voted Wednesday to encourage three local hospitals to consider creating transfer agreements with a possible emergency room that’s being discussed for north Baton Rouge, after a long and contentious debate about the role of... Read more
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The Advocate
Plenty of tickets left for Bayou Country Superfest as it faces big competition in 'oversaturated' marketAdministrative Officer William Daniel. The city-parish used to offer a $300,00
Plenty of tickets left for Bayou Country Superfest as it faces big competition in 'oversaturated' market
The Advocate / Posted 22 hours ago
Administrative Officer William Daniel. The city-parish used to offer a $300,000 subsidy, but the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council halted the arrangement in 2010. Louisiana Economic Development is listed as a sponsor, though it hasn’t... Read more
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The Advocate
Plenty tickets left for Bayou Country Superfest as it faces big competition in 'oversaturated' marketAdministrative Officer William Daniel. The city-parish used to offer a $300,00
Plenty tickets left for Bayou Country Superfest as it faces big competition in 'oversaturated' market
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
Administrative Officer William Daniel. The city-parish used to offer a $300,000 subsidy, but the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council halted the arrangement in 2010. Louisiana Economic Development is listed as a sponsor, though it hasn’t... Read more
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The Advocate
Plenty of tickets left for Bayou Country Superfest as it faces stiff competition in 'oversaturated market'Administrative Officer William Daniel. The city-parish used to offer a $300,00
Plenty of tickets left for Bayou Country Superfest as it faces stiff competition in 'oversaturated market'
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
Administrative Officer William Daniel. The city-parish used to offer a $300,000 subsidy, but the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council halted the arrangement in 2010. Louisiana Economic Development is listed as a sponsor, though it hasn’t... Read more
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The Advocate
Mary Frey Eaton, a force in Baton Rouge civic life, culture and politics, dies at age 91Mary Frey Eaton, a former East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council member and mayo
Mary Frey Eaton, a force in Baton Rouge civic life, culture and politics, dies at age 91
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
Mary Frey Eaton, a former East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council member and mayor pro tem, philanthropist and force in the civic life of Baton Rouge, died at home Tuesday evening. She was 91. Described by one colleague as the “grande dame of Baton... Read more
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The Advocate
Plenty of tickets left for Bayou Country Superfest as it faces stiff competition in 'oversaturated market'Administrative Officer William Daniel. The city-parish used to offer a $300,00
Plenty of tickets left for Bayou Country Superfest as it faces stiff competition in 'oversaturated market'
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
Administrative Officer William Daniel. The city-parish used to offer a $300,000 subsidy, but the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council halted the arrangement in 2010. Louisiana Economic Development is listed as a sponsor, though it hasn’t... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
SACP may probe BCM council speakerThe Buffalo City Metro council speaker Zoliswa Matana might find herself in hot
SACP may probe BCM council speaker
Daily Dispatch / Posted yesterday
The Buffalo City Metro council speaker Zoliswa Matana might find herself in hot water after her South African Communist Party (SACP) leaders in the metro called for a probe into her management of party funds. The decision was taken by Skenjana Roji... Read more
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The Advocate
Competition stiff for Superfest amid glut of country concertsAdministrative Officer William Daniel. The city-parish used to offer a $300,000
Competition stiff for Superfest amid glut of country concerts
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
Administrative Officer William Daniel. The city-parish used to offer a $300,000 subsidy, but the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council halted the arrangement in 2010. Visit Baton Rouge provides $200,000, and the state provides $100,000, officials... Read more
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The Advocate
Mary Frey Eaton, a force in Baton Rouge civic life, culture and politics, dies at age 91Mary Frey Eaton, a former Metro Council member and mayor pro tem, philanthropis
Mary Frey Eaton, a force in Baton Rouge civic life, culture and politics, dies at age 91
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
Mary Frey Eaton, a former Metro Council member and mayor pro tem, philanthropist and force in the civic life of Baton Rouge, has died. She was 91. Described by one colleague as the “grande dame of Baton Rouge,” she could roll with the political... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
SACP may probe BCM council speakerThe Buffalo City Metro council speaker Zoliswa Matana might find herself in hot
SACP may probe BCM council speaker
Daily Dispatch / Posted yesterday
The Buffalo City Metro council speaker Zoliswa Matana might find herself in hot water after her South African Communist Party (SACP) leaders in the metro called for a probe into her management of party funds. The decision was taken by Skenjana Roji... Read more
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WHAS TV11 Louisville
Attica Scott describes her primary win, history and heading to the Ky. Houseof Tom Riner would have been more difficult for someone without her political b
Attica Scott describes her primary win, history and heading to the Ky. House
WHAS TV11 Louisville / Posted yesterday
of Tom Riner would have been more difficult for someone without her political background. Years spent on the Louisville Metro Council and name recognition in the district gave her a boost past the incumbent. But staunch support from the last... Read more
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The Advocate
Competition stiff for Superfest amid glut of country concertsAdministrative Officer William Daniel. The city-parish used to offer a $300,000
Competition stiff for Superfest amid glut of country concerts
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
Administrative Officer William Daniel. The city-parish used to offer a $300,000 subsidy, but the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council halted the arrangement in 2010. Visit Baton Rouge provides $200,000, and the state provides $100,000, officials... Read more
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The Advocate
Competition stiff for Superfest amid glut of country concertstax on ticket sales, said Chief Administrative Officer William Daniel. The city
Competition stiff for Superfest amid glut of country concerts
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
tax on ticket sales, said Chief Administrative Officer William Daniel. The city used to offer a $300,000 subsidy, but the Metro Council halted the arrangement in 2010. Visit Baton Rouge provides $200,000, and the state provides $100,000, officials... Read more
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WSMV Nashville
Sheriff, mayor disagree on Nashville jail plansto design elements.” The Davidson County sheriff is an elected position, but h
Sheriff, mayor disagree on Nashville jail plans
WSMV Nashville / Posted yesterday
to design elements.” The Davidson County sheriff is an elected position, but he gets his budget from the mayor and Metro Council. “The operational cost exceeds the building right now. We’re building it, what will it cost? How much staff?... Read more
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WHAS TV11 Louisville
Metro Council to introduce Google Fiber ordinanceLOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Metro Council will introduce an ordinance, that if
Metro Council to introduce Google Fiber ordinance
WHAS TV11 Louisville / Posted 2 days ago
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Metro Council will introduce an ordinance, that if passed, would grant a franchise for Google Fiber. If the ordinance is ratified, it will clear the way for the company to make a final decision on installing the... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
EPD rounding up gang members who lied under oathwants a 20 percent increase - the largest in almost a decade. The rate hike, wh
EPD rounding up gang members who lied under oath
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 2 days ago
wants a 20 percent increase - the largest in almost a decade. The rate hike, which would need approval from the Louisville Metro Council, had us questioning what the money will pay for and how much your bill would go up. The Metropolitan Sewer... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
Annual 'Click It or Ticket It' campaign kicks offwants a 20 percent increase - the largest in almost a decade. The rate hike, wh
Annual 'Click It or Ticket It' campaign kicks off
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 2 days ago
wants a 20 percent increase - the largest in almost a decade. The rate hike, which would need approval from the Louisville Metro Council, had us questioning what the money will pay for and how much your bill would go up. The Metropolitan Sewer... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
Radcliff man pleads not guilty to assaulting his sonwants a 20 percent increase - the largest in almost a decade. The rate hike, wh
Radcliff man pleads not guilty to assaulting his son
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 2 days ago
wants a 20 percent increase - the largest in almost a decade. The rate hike, which would need approval from the Louisville Metro Council, had us questioning what the money will pay for and how much your bill would go up. The Metropolitan Sewer... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
Man shot in Jeffersontown neighborhoodwants a 20 percent increase - the largest in almost a decade. The rate hike, wh
Man shot in Jeffersontown neighborhood
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 2 days ago
wants a 20 percent increase - the largest in almost a decade. The rate hike, which would need approval from the Louisville Metro Council, had us questioning what the money will pay for and how much your bill would go up. The Metropolitan Sewer... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
Looking inside the MSD rate hikewants a 20 percent increase - the largest in almost a decade. The rate hike, wh
Looking inside the MSD rate hike
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 2 days ago
wants a 20 percent increase - the largest in almost a decade. The rate hike, which would need approval from the Louisville Metro Council, had us questioning what the money will pay for and how much your bill would go up. The Chamber of Commerce... Read more
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WHAS TV11 Louisville
Mixed reaction after MSD board approves 20 percent rate increaseimpact businesses currently in Louisville, in addition to businesses considerin
Mixed reaction after MSD board approves 20 percent rate increase
WHAS TV11 Louisville / Posted 2 days ago
impact businesses currently in Louisville, in addition to businesses considering relocating within our region,” said Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, C.O.O. for GLI The board will present the rate increase to Metro Council, who will vote to make it offi... Read more
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WHAS TV11 Louisville
MSD Board of Directors approves rate hike proposaldown to about $9 a month. That is a little over $100 a year for the average fam
MSD Board of Directors approves rate hike proposal
WHAS TV11 Louisville / Posted 3 days ago
down to about $9 a month. That is a little over $100 a year for the average family. But it's not a done deal just yet, the Metro Council must sign off on the rate hike. MSD said the increase is necessary to pay for several flood protection... Read more
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The Advocate
Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden to challenge Congressman Cedric Richmond this fallhas served as a legislator in both the Louisiana House and the state Senate. He
Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden to challenge Congressman Cedric Richmond this fall
The Advocate / Posted 3 days ago
has served as a legislator in both the Louisiana House and the state Senate. He also served as a East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council member. The bid for the congressional seat will be his first foray into national politics, but Holden stressed... Read more
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WLKY Louisville
MSD unanimously approves 20 percent rate increasea 20 percent rate increase in sewer bills. A representative for MSD said the h
MSD unanimously approves 20 percent rate increase
WLKY Louisville / Posted 3 days ago
a 20 percent rate increase in sewer bills. A representative for MSD said the hike will require approval of Louisville Metro Council. MSD executive director Tony Parrott said many of Louisville's sewer systems are 75-150 years old and flood... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
MSD board approves 20 percent rate increasesaid if the board approved the increase, which it did, it would request the fin
MSD board approves 20 percent rate increase
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 3 days ago
said if the board approved the increase, which it did, it would request the final rate proposal be presented to Metro Council in June. Metro Council is required to take a look at the proposal since the rate exceeds 7 percent. If Metro... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
MSD looks to increase rates by 20 percentrepresentatives said if the board approves the increase, it will request the fi
MSD looks to increase rates by 20 percent
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 3 days ago
representatives said if the board approves the increase, it will request the final rate proposal be presented to Metro Council in June. Metro Council is required to take a look at the proposal since the rate exceeds 7 percent. If both... Read more
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WHAS TV11 Louisville
MSD proposes rate increaseextra dollars a month or $107 a year for the average customer. The agency said
MSD proposes rate increase
WHAS TV11 Louisville / Posted 3 days ago
extra dollars a month or $107 a year for the average customer. The agency said the increase is necessary to pay for flood protection projects, but the 20 percent increase would be the largest in several years, requiring approval from Metro Cou... Read more
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WHAS TV11 Louisville
MSD staff members to ask board for 20-percent rate increaseextra a month or $107 a year, for the average customer. The agency said the in
MSD staff members to ask board for 20-percent rate increase
WHAS TV11 Louisville / Posted 4 days ago
extra a month or $107 a year, for the average customer. The agency said the increase is necessary to pay for flood protection projects. The 20-percent increase would be the largest in several years and would require approval from the Metro Coun... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Former EBR Metro councilman, former constable Richard 'Buddy' Wilson diesFormer East Baton Rouge Metro councilman and constable Richard "Buddy" Wilson h
Former EBR Metro councilman, former constable Richard 'Buddy' Wilson dies
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 4 days ago
Former East Baton Rouge Metro councilman and constable Richard "Buddy" Wilson has died. Wilson passed away Friday night at the age of 78. Wilson served on the Metro Council in the District Six seat for six years. He was first elected to the... Read more
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The Advocate
Former Metro Councilman Byron Sharper announces Baton Rouge mayoral bidpresidents, community organizations and governmental boards one of the hallmark
Former Metro Councilman Byron Sharper announces Baton Rouge mayoral bid
The Advocate / Posted 4 days ago
presidents, community organizations and governmental boards one of the hallmarks of his time in office. Despite losing his Metro Council re-election bid to C. Denise Marcelle in 2008, Sharper’s name has stayed in the headlines. He was a plaintiff... Read more
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The Advocate
Metro Buzz: In Ascension Parish, a taxi is a taxi is a taxi says the man from St. Amantfavored term, mantra-like. “Ride share.” “Whatever,” Clouatre responded. “I’m
Metro Buzz: In Ascension Parish, a taxi is a taxi is a taxi says the man from St. Amant
The Advocate / Posted 4 days ago
favored term, mantra-like. “Ride share.” “Whatever,” Clouatre responded. “I’m from St. Amant.” Heated words lobbed at Metro Council meeting East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor Pro Tem Chandler Loupe sparred with #NBRNOW Blue Ribbon Commission... Read more
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WHAS TV11 Louisville
Hands Across Louisville event seeks to end violenceLOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Metro Council members are expected to join other co
Hands Across Louisville event seeks to end violence
WHAS TV11 Louisville / Posted 5 days ago
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Metro Council members are expected to join other community members today at an event called Hands Across Louisville. Organizers say the goal of the event is to show unity and to send a message to the community about... Read more
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The Advocate
Metro Buzz: In Ascension Parish, a taxi is a taxi is a taxi says the man from St. Amantfavored term, mantra-like. “Ride share.” “Whatever,” Clouatre responded. “I’m
Metro Buzz: In Ascension Parish, a taxi is a taxi is a taxi says the man from St. Amant
The Advocate / Posted 5 days ago
favored term, mantra-like. “Ride share.” “Whatever,” Clouatre responded. “I’m from St. Amant.” Heated words lobbed at Metro Council meeting East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor Pro Tem Chandler Loupe sparred with #NBRNOW Blue Ribbon Commission... Read more
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The Advocate
Metro Buzz: In Ascension Parish, a taxi is a taxi is a taxi says the man from St. Amantfavored term, mantra-like. “Ride-share.” “Whatever,” Clouatre responded. “I’m
Metro Buzz: In Ascension Parish, a taxi is a taxi is a taxi says the man from St. Amant
The Advocate / Posted 5 days ago
favored term, mantra-like. “Ride-share.” “Whatever,” Clouatre responded. “I’m from St. Amant.” Heated words exchanged at Metro Council meeting Mayor Pro Tem Chandler Loupe sparred with #NBRNOW Blue Ribbon Commission members at a zoning meeting... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
Investigators: Woman lies about pregnancy, kills dog to fake miscarriagequestions with S. Brandon Coan If you drove through the Highlands, the campaig
Investigators: Woman lies about pregnancy, kills dog to fake miscarriage
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 5 days ago
questions with S. Brandon Coan If you drove through the Highlands, the campaign signs for the Democratic primary for the Metro Council seat representing District 8 were everywhere. In the end it was attorney S. Brandon Coan who narrowly won... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
Lone Trump protester battles rain, no opposition at NRA conventionquestions with S. Brandon Coan If you drove through the Highlands, the campaig
Lone Trump protester battles rain, no opposition at NRA convention
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 5 days ago
questions with S. Brandon Coan If you drove through the Highlands, the campaign signs for the Democratic primary for the Metro Council seat representing District 8 were everywhere. In the end it was attorney S. Brandon Coan who narrowly won... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
5 Questions with S. Brandon Coanquestions with S. Brandon Coan If you drove through the Highlands, the campaig
5 Questions with S. Brandon Coan
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 5 days ago
questions with S. Brandon Coan If you drove through the Highlands, the campaign signs for the Democratic primary for the Metro Council seat representing District 8 were everywhere. In the end it was attorney S. Brandon Coan who narrowly won... Read more
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The Advocate
Hospital leaders respond to push for transfer agreements with potential emergency room in north Baton Rougein north Baton Rouge leaves residents there vulnerable and said the proposed me
Hospital leaders respond to push for transfer agreements with potential emergency room in north Baton Rouge
The Advocate / Posted 6 days ago
in north Baton Rouge leaves residents there vulnerable and said the proposed medical facility is in an ideal location. The Metro Council is expected to vote next week on a resolution to encourage hospitals to sign agreements to accept Champion... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Nashville mayor appoints first transgender city board memberwoman to the Metro Human Relations Commission — an apparent first for Tennessee
Nashville mayor appoints first transgender city board member
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 6 days ago
woman to the Metro Human Relations Commission — an apparent first for Tennessee. Media outlets report that Nashville's Metro Council on Tuesday confirmed all 20 of Barry's board nominations, including voting unanimously to appoint Dr. Marisa... Read more
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The Advocate
Hospital leaders respond to push for transfer agreements with potential emergency room in north Baton Rougein north Baton Rouge leaves residents there vulnerable and said the proposed me
Hospital leaders respond to push for transfer agreements with potential emergency room in north Baton Rouge
The Advocate / Posted 6 days ago
in north Baton Rouge leaves residents there vulnerable and said the proposed medical facility is in an ideal location. The Metro Council is expected to vote next week on a resolution to encourage hospitals to sign agreements to accept Champion... Read more
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FOX 41 Louisville
WDRB reports lead to changes in laws for synthetic drugssaid. WDRB News has highlighted that unpredictable reaction in several special
WDRB reports lead to changes in laws for synthetic drugs
FOX 41 Louisville / Posted 6 days ago
said. WDRB News has highlighted that unpredictable reaction in several special reports, and it has gotten the attention of Metro Council and lawmakers in Frankfort. "We took action because some members from the Louisville Metro Police Department... Read more
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The Advocate
Hospital leaders respond to push for transfer agreements with potential emergency room in north Baton RougeMedical Center and Ochsner Health System responded Thursday to an expected reso
Hospital leaders respond to push for transfer agreements with potential emergency room in north Baton Rouge
The Advocate / Posted 6 days ago
Medical Center and Ochsner Health System responded Thursday to an expected resolution from the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council that would encourage hospital officials to create a transfer agreement with a potential emergency room in north... Read more
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The Advocate
Baton Rouge General says it has no plans for transfer agreement with potential emergency room in north Baton RougeBaton Rouge General Medical Center responded Thursday to an expected resolution
Baton Rouge General says it has no plans for transfer agreement with potential emergency room in north Baton Rouge
The Advocate / Posted 6 days ago
Baton Rouge General Medical Center responded Thursday to an expected resolution from the Metro Council that would encourage hospital officials to create a transfer agreement with a potential emergency room in north Baton Rouge. That hospital’s... Read more
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