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Mobile City Councilman Levon Manzie has passed away

MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) — NBC 15 has learned that Mobile District 2 city Councilman and council president Levon Manzie passed away after 10 p.m. Sunday September 19. Manzie's family confirmed that he passed away after a long illness. Mayor Sandy Stimpson issued this statement :. I am deeply saddened to...
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Mobile City Councilman Levon Manzie dies

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) -- Mobile City Councilman Levon C. Manzie has died. Manzie, who represented the city's District 2 on the council for eight years and was serving as the body's president, died late Sunday night after a long illness, according to the family. Manzie, a fourth-generation minister, was pastor...
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Boyles explains Brackney firing in weekend Daily Progress op-ed

CHARLOTTESVILLE (WINA) – In a weekend op-ed in The Daily Progress, City Manager Chip Boyles for the first time addresses his decision to fire Police Chief RaShall Brackney. Boyles writes “whether at last week’s City Council meeting or during one-on-one conversations with residents since the announcement, I did not expect to be confronted with such anger and vitriol. Making unpopular decisions, however, comes with the job.” Boyles writes two surveys of police rank-and-file along with known “strained relations across government, community, religious, and regional stakeholders groups made it “imperative to act”. He writes internal and external strife were about to result in deeper divides.

City Council to consider operation of Century II

At Tuesday's meeting, the Wichita City Council will consider a proposed agreement with ASM Global to operate Century II for the next five years. Mayor Brandon Whipple tells KNSS News non-profits with a stake in entertainment have been looking to the round building's future. ASM Global currently operates Intrust Bank Arena in downtown Wichita, and there could be some shared expenses, such as employing the same people at both Intrust and Century II.

Council names new amphitheater

The new amphitheater in the under-construction Phase II of Midlothian Community Park will be named for a former Midlothian City Council member who championed the park before his tragic death last year. The City Council voted during its Tuesday, Sept. 14 meeting to name the new facility the Art Pierard...
Independent Record

Supporting Collins, Reed and Feaver

I’m writing to encourage you to vote for Mayor Wilmot Collins, Melinda Reed, and Eric Feaver for mayor and city council. Helena is a growing and vibrant city. I believe that the attention to affordable housing, infrastructure needs, and improvements, and long-term planning brought forward by each of these candidates are what Helena needs.
New York Post

Rikers Island inmate dies, marking 11th death this year

A Rikers Island inmate died Sunday — marking the 11th fatality at the problem-plagued Big Apple lockup this year, according to officials. The person, who has not yet been identified, died about 7:25 p.m. of “natural” causes at the island’s North Infirmary Command, which houses inmates that are receiving medical treatment, Department of Correction Commissioner Vincent Schiraldi said in a statement.

Nick’s Picks | Fall Classics Coming This Week in KC

Funeral services are this week for Blaize Madrid-Evans. He’s the 22-year-old Independence police officer shot and killed in the line of duty last week. Evans had graduated from the police academy two months ago. He’d been on patrol for just 18 days. Meanwhile, there are mounting questions about why the...

Initiative petition supports term limits for county officers

Kingman – Last month, the Mohave County Conservatives PAC started an initiative petition to place term limits for most Mohave County elected officials. The petition effort needs 10,739 valid signatures submitted no later than July 8,2022 for the Initiative to be placed on the November 2022 General Election Ballot. “This...
Chicago Sun-Times

WATCH: Lightfoot delivers 2022 budget address to City Council

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday seized what she called a “once in a lifetime opportunity to transform” Chicago. The mayor proposed a $16.7 billion 2022 budget that raises Chicago’s property tax levy by $76.5 million, but uses one-time revenues, debt refinancing and a $1.9 billion avalanche of federal relief funds to make scores of other strategic investments.