Tag: Municipal governments

Highlights of COVID-19 relief bill progressing in House

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WASHINGTON — A Democratic-led effort to pass a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package has passed its latest challenge with House committees advancing measures that...

Clemson clamps down on virus rules as businesses suffer

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City officials in Clemson are extending the community’s mask ordinances and other COVID-19 restrictions to at least March 15. ...

Indiana public notice publication could be scaled back

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INDIANAPOLIS — Public notices in newspapers about local government actions could disappear or be greatly scaled back under proposals that Indiana legislators are considering. ...

Michigan man killed when cannon used at baby shower explodes

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GAINES TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A 26-year-old Michigan man was killed in an explosion that occurred during a baby shower, according to Gaines Township authorities....

Ex-Chicago Teachers Union leader Karen Lewis dies at age 67

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CHICAGO — Karen Lewis, a former Chicago Teachers Union president and onetime mayoral hopeful, has died at age 67, a spokeswoman said Monday. ...

Indiana Senate votes to override local rental rules ban veto

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INDIANAPOLIS — Republican lawmakers took the first step Monday toward overriding the Indiana governor’s veto of a bill blocking cities from regulating rental properties,...

Hong Kong denies bail for opposition publisher Jimmy Lai

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HONG KONG — A Hong Kong court on Tuesday denied bail for government critic and newspaper publisher Jimmy Lai who is facing charges under...

Study: Jail populations dropped, rose slightly in pandemic

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O'FALLON, Mo. — Jail populations across the U.S. dropped by nearly a quarter at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, before rising slightly again...

History of abuse for Mexican police unit in migrant massacre

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CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico — When state police in northern Mexico allegedly shot 19 people, including at least 14 Guatemalan migrants, to death in late...

A subdued year for Germany’s Carnival, thanks to the virus

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BERLIN — Germany’s renowned Carnival celebrations got underway Thursday but without any of their usual raucous revelry. ...