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Stickers resembling gun targets found near several offices of Missouri lawmakers
The Associated Press via The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Authorities in Missouri were investigating the discovery of small stickers resembling gun targets that were found near the office doors of several state lawmakers. Senators widely condemned the orange, round stickers displaying crosshairs as an affront to their safety, and police appeared to step up their presence in the Capitol hallways. More

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RMS: Domestic terrorism, soft targets present 'persistent credible' threat to US
Property Casualty 360    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
With the death of Osama bin Laden and other Al Qaeda leaders reducing the organization's operational environment, terrorist threats to the U.S. are likely to involve smaller bomb plots perpetrated by Al Qaeda-influenced homegrown terrorists rather than attacks on the scale of Sept. 11, according to Risk Management Solutions. More

Minneapolis-St. Paul airport opens expedited security lines for frequent fliers
Pioneer Press    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Keep your shoes on, leave your laptop in its bag and don't pull out your plastic baggie full of little shampoo bottles. If that sounds like a dream trip through airport security, grab a pillow, because it could happen for you soon. More

The Best Time to Train

Don’t wait for adverse conditions. Offer drivers a seasonal tune up BEFORE they need it, and next winter reduce the expenses you saw THIS winter. MORE

San Diego city retiree health plan deal approved
San Diego Union-Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A landmark deal on health care for retired city workers won final approval recently from the San Diego City Council, solidifying and reducing a taxpayer-funded benefit that has been in dispute ever since it was promised to employees by ex-Mayor Pete Wilson. More

Surveillance system sound investment
Muskogee Phoenix    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A new surveillance system at the Muskogee County/City Detention Facility in Arizona will provide added security and safety for everyone in the jail. The system, which includes more than 120 cameras, was funded from proceeds of a quarter-cent sales tax approved by voters in 2007. The dedicated tax is used to support the operations of the sheriff's office and the jail. More

Tornado creates worries in bankrupt Alabama county
Governing    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Willie Williams Jr. was worried as he walked through his tornado-tossed neighborhood to his daughter's elementary school. His home is in Jefferson County, Ala., which filed the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history in November, and Williams wonders how the county will rebuild the school as well as pay crews to clear debris and do other services. "We're lacking. We need more help," Williams said. "Everybody just needs to pray." More

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