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DC's homeland security director resigns
The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Millicent D. West, the District's homeland security director, resigned recently, citing the ongoing federal investigation that led to a guilty plea by former D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. West said she stepped down, effective immediately, "to ensure the work of the agency can carry on without any distractions. . . . It's in the best interest of the city and in the best interest of the agency." More

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Convention city wants OK for safety network
Politico    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Charlotte, N.C., is pushing the FCC to approve the city's advanced wireless public safety network, arguing that it needs to be in place before thousands of high-profile targets like President Barack Obama arrive for the Democratic Convention. More

Attorney: Pines has legal options to oppose ICE detention center in Southwest Ranches
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Pembroke Pines, Fla., can cancel a contract to provide fire, emergency medical, water and sewer services to a planned federal detention center in neighboring Southwest Ranches — without suffering any significant legal consequences, according to an opinion issued by an Orlando attorney hired to review the city's legal options regarding the facility. More

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Super security goes into place for Super Bowl
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Law enforcement officials charged with Super Bowl security are taking extraordinary measures to prevent a terrorist attack, but they're also working to keep the event from being a field day for common criminals. More

Insurance companies cover Missouri autism treatments
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Missouri's insurance department says nearly 4,000 residents received autism treatments that were covered by their health insurance plans last year. The department said that insurance companies covered about $4.3 million in autism-related treatments in 2011. More

Missouri senators delay workplace discrimination vote
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Minutes after reaching an agreement to end a filibuster effort that lasted nearly 15 hours, the Missouri Senate endorsed legislation that would change the state's workplace discrimination laws. Fearful of reversing decades of hard-fought civil rights gains, Democrats held the Senate floor for hours, vowing to block a preliminary Senate vote on the bill. More

Palo Alto, Calif., sees spike in retiree medical obligations
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A surge of retirements, shifting demographics and rising health care costs are greatly inflating Palo Alto, Calif.'s obligations to its retirees and prompting a debate among city officials about how much money the city should set aside to meet its gaping liability. More

Portland, Ore., settles Campbell shooting case for $1.2 million
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Although Portland, Ore., has agreed to pay Aaron Campbell's family $1.2 million for his death, the city is not admitting wrongdoing or accepting liability for it, according to Campbell family attorney Tom Steenson. More

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