Times and Democrat

Orangeburg's downtown pavilion to get commercial kitchen

A commercial kitchen is coming to Orangeburg. Orangeburg City Council unanimously voted to apply for a $25,000 Municipal Association of South Carolina Hometown Economic Development grant toward the development of a shared kitchen and commissary. The commercial kitchen would locate in the former ServePro building on St. John Street next...
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Man Shots the Couple With an Air Gun After Dispute Arises

The dispute over a four-foot-high fence outside a house next to a chip business took a dangerous turn yesterday when a man was detained for firing at the couple who built it. The story then took a new turn when council workers arrived to demolish the divisive construction. Christine Williams,...
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Plans continue to take shape for Southwest Health subdivision

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — Additional details are coming into focus for the construction of a residential and commercial subdivision adjacent to a Platteville medical provider, a multi-year project that could increase the property’s value by an estimated $30 million. Southwest Health recently submitted a preliminary plat to the Platteville Common Council...
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New York Post

NYC Council aide says she was harassed, Corey Johnson did nothing

A New York City Council staffer says she faced retaliation after reporting a supervisor for disparaging minorities — conduct she said Council Speaker Corey Johnson wanted swept under the rug. Lattina Brown, a legislative assistant, said Regina Ryan, the deputy director of the finance division, made comments about minorities being...

Former Council Member Sean Sundwall Gives Statement to Council on August 30th Resignation

On August 11th, Snoqualmie Council Member Sean Sundwall announced his resignation from the City Council effective August 30th, 2021. At the September 13th Council meeting, Mayor Larson told Sundwall that he and many staff members “Thoroughly enjoyed working with you, and I appreciate your dedication and service to the city and citizens of Snoqualmie.”
Times Reporter

Shane Gunnoe, Zachary Wallick seek Dover council president post

DOVER — Two people are running in the Nov. 2 general election for the post of Dover council president. Council President Shane Gunnoe is being challenged by Zachary Wallick, who is a write-in candidate. Here is a look at each candidate. Name: Shane N. Gunnoe. Age: 39. Family: I have...

Town faces bumpy ride on $515M proposition

It’s going to be a bumpy ride to Election Day for a proposed $515-million bond to pay for projects such as road repairs, the Ocotillo Bridge and trail crossings in Gilbert as opposition arises ahead of early voting. It’s an all-mail election Nov. 2 for Gilbert with eligible voters receiving...
Winston-Salem Journal

Ask SAM: Stopping spam calls

Q: How do I stop the multiple daily Potential Spam calls that I have started receiving, even though my phone number has been on the government Do Not Call List since 2010? I have received 29 calls from all over the country. My husband’s number is not on the Do Not Call list, and he has received none of these calls. What’s up with this? Is there any way to stop these calls short of getting a new phone number?

Population growth drives redistricting of Denver City Council

The Denver City Council will consider Monday a resolution that puts the wheels in motion for re-drawing the city’s council districts. The council districts need to be redrawn due to the city’s explosive population growth. The resolution under consideration Monday spells out how the districts will be redrawn.
Vail Daily News

Vail parking rates will remain unchanged for the coming season

There won’t be many changes to Vail’s winter parking program this season. Prices are the same, but people who take two spaces will be more likely to get tickets. The Vail Parking and Transportation Task Force earlier in September recommended the pricing system for the town structures. Vail Public Works Department Director Greg Hall told the Vail Town Council at its Sept. 21 meeting the town in 2022 will replace its existing parking equipment. With that in mind, the task force recommended keeping rates consistent for the coming winter to avoid confusion.

Matt Hancock ridiculed on social media as Twitter video draws comparisons to Alan Partridge

Matt Hancock has drawn comparisons to Alan Partridge over a bizarre Twitter video of him meeting members of the public.The clip, posted by the former health secretary on social media, showed him interacting with locals in his constituency, giving fist bumps and meeting a woman who says she is a “big fan”. “I’m alright,” he tells a man at a food van during one conversation. “It’s nice to be ... it’s nice to be out and about.”He asks other locals in Haverhill in his West Suffolk constituency how business is going, speaks with them about local matters and receives...

​Matt Hancock Compared To Alan Partridge In Latest 'Cringeworthy' Video

People are saying Matt Hancock has gone 'full Partridge' in his 'cringeworthy' new video, which sees him greeting locals in his constituency. Hancock has been fairly quiet since resigning from the cabinet as Health Secretary when CCTV footage of him snogging top aide Gina Coladangelo was leaked, prompting both his job and marriage to come to an abrupt halt.
Wichita Eagle

Not all of Wichita’s faith leaders oppose non-discrimination order | Guest commentary

We are writing in support of the Non-Discrimination Order that was presented to the City Council for a vote on July 13 and tabled for 90 days. We are a group of justice minded religious leaders from the Wichita community who are gravely concerned about Wichita’s failure to protect vulnerable populations, particularly the LGBTQ+ community, from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations. We request that the Council immediately adopt the NDO to ensure ALL our citizens the right to work, the right to housing, and all basic human rights.
Birmingham Star

Pak will have to redouble its efforts to qualify for GPS

Islamabad [Pakistan], September 26 (ANI): European Union's Ambassador to Pakistan Androulla Kaminara has said that Pakistan will have to redouble its efforts, to turn into reality the international conventions it has signed up for, to qualify for Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) plus scheme after the year 2023. Commenting on...
Troy Record

Steele seeks second term on Troy City Council District 3 seat

TROY, N.Y. — Sue Steele is the only member of the Troy City Council’s Democratic Majority seeking re-election this fall. The one-term incumbent said, “This has certainly been a challenging term. However, I’ve really enjoyed helping constituents with city issues and would like to continue that work.”. Steele has been...