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Mar 10 2023
Local school board elections start to take shape
School boards around the Portland metro area are poised for shake-ups this spring, with some long-serving members stepping down in the Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro and North Clackamas districts. The departures come as school boards—historically a wonky, under-the-radar forum for decision-making on superintendent hires, budgets and buildings — have emerged nationally as a staging ground forThe Oregonian
Mar 10 2023
State awards Destination Iowa grants for local projects
DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Economic Development Authority have announced $26.88 million in grant funding through the final round of Destination Iowa, a $100 million investment in quality of life and tourism attractions. In recognition of the high interest in the program, Reynolds also announced an additional investment of $15 million to fund Destination Iowa applications fromOttumwa Courier
Mar 31 2023
A second D.C. government employee accuses Falcicchio of harassment
A second D.C. government employee has accused John Falcicchio, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s former top adviser, of sexual harassment, lawyers representing the employee said Friday. The woman, who was not identified, is cooperating with city investigators, the attorneys, Debra S. Katz and Kayla Morin, said in an emailed statement. Fast, informative and written just for locals. Get The 7 DMVWashington Post
Apr 09 2023
North Dakota State Radio experiencing issues with 9-1-1 calls - KVRR Local News
BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — Sunday afternoon, State Radio dispatchers were notified about callers experiencing connectivity issues while using 9-1-1 from multiple areas across the state. Those using 9-1-1 have reported calls being dropped or being notified that all circuits are busy. State Radio dispatchers are still able to receive location and phone number information from the caller and willKVRR
Mar 09 2023
Monopoly is making a Richmond edition — and locals get to design it
Richmond is getting a local edition of Monopoly. Why it matters: This is the real-deal, brand-name version of the game — an honor Hasbro has bestowed on only a handful of cities and not to be confused with Richmond-Opoly, one of hundreds of unofficial city-opoly games out there. Driving the news: Mr. Monopoly himself will be in Richmond Thursday, top hat and all, to officially announce theAxios
Apr 28 2023
Does U.S. Government Hold More Than 200,000 Bitcoin?
The recent surge in the price of Bitcoin, in the wake of global banking pressures and the collapse of some mid-tier lenders, has renewed interest in cryptocurrencies. There has even been speculation by analysts at Standard Chartered that the price of Bitcoin could rise to $100,000 by the end of 2024.
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Apr 03 2023
Flood Fight 2023: Sandbagging Starts Next Week - KVRR Local News
FARGO — Cass County officials said at a planning meeting Monday that sandbagging starts next week for flood-vulnerable areas within the county. They’re looking at building about 100,000 sandbags before the river levels start to rise with the expected spring melt. That’s according to Deputy County Engineer Tom Saucy, who spoke at the meeting set to iron out disaster and first responderKVRR
Apr 14 2023
Depor's Lucas Perez: The local boy sought by Barca, back to rescue his boyhood club
A CORUNA, Spain -- "Every player has their experience, what they lived, their story," Deportivo de La Coruna's captain Lucas Perez says. "This is mine." Outside, the winds whips through Abegondo, Deportivo de La Coruna's training ground, rattling windows. Inside, Perez, still in training kit, is tracing his journey here, going back to the place it all began. To Monelos, the city neighbourhoodESPN.com
Apr 12 2023
Government Looking for Leaker in Ukraine Documents Probe
WASHINGTON—The U.S. government is treating the apparent disclosure of classified material surrounding the war in Ukraine as an insider’s leak, people familiar with the matter say, but hasn’t yet homed in on key suspects for a massive intelligence breach that has exposed the challenges of safeguarding sensitive U.S. information and tested ties with some of America’s closest allies.Wall Street Journal (News)
Aug 04 2020
Local governments ‘overwhelmed’ in race to trace U.S. COVID contacts
The soaring number of COVID-19 cases in the United States has far outstripped many local health departments’ ability to trace the contacts of those infected, a step critical in containing the virus’ spread.
With the pandemic claiming about a thousand American lives a day, many city and county departments say they lack the money and staff to expeditiously identify people who have beenReuters