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PRIMA's Member Get a Member Campaign lets you earn valuable incentives while you spread the word about PRIMA's great member benefits. Help us recruit other public entities to join the ONLY association devoted to risk management in the public sector and you could receive valuable member discounts or a free Annual Conference registration! For more information, including the special Member Get a Member application, visit PRIMA's website.

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House GOP fumbles on Patriot Act renewal
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The Republican-led House failed to pass an extension of expiring sections of the Patriot Act this week, an unexpected setback for GOP leaders that shows the difficulty they face in controlling their majority and its "tea party"-inspired members. More

Detroit will try to lure police with deal on houses
The Detroit News via The Seattle Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Mayor Dave Bing says he's so serious about wanting to make Detroit more attractive, livable and safe, he's practically giving away homes to lure police officers back to the city. Bing unveiled an unprecedented plan to offer 200 tax-foreclosed homes in the East English Village and Boston-Edison neighborhoods to officers. The plan calls for officers to pay up to $1,000 for the homes while receiving as much as $150,000 apiece in grants to rehabilitate them. More

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Chicago officials defend cameras after ACLU report
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Chicago emergency management officials defended the city's expansive network of cameras following a scathing report from a leading civil rights group that raised concerns about the loss of privacy, a lack of regulation and fears the technology could violate the First Amendment. More

Seatbelts tangle up Kansas City, Mo., police officers
over safety and security

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When a suspected drunken driver ran a stop sign and slammed into the side of a Kansas City patrol car in December, an officer got knocked unconscious. Video from the patrol car's interior revealed that the officer's head likely knocked against his partner's. Neither officer wore a seatbelt. More

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US, Mexico police unite to fight border crime
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Top Homeland Security officials said that a little-known coalition of U.S. and Mexican police agencies has played a major part in cracking down on smuggling and illegal immigration along the Arizona-Mexico border. More

Cybersecurity innovation forum set
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A forum to advance to advance public-private cybersecurity innovation and collaboration is being organized for California next month. The Security Innovation Network described its annual IT Security Entrepreneurs' Forum as an increasingly vital event for connecting private industry, investors and researchers in order to defeat global cyber-threats. More

Communities across Rhode Island face unfunded pension burden
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Unfunded pension liability. It's a phrase that has officials worried nationwide as they look at states, counties, cities and towns in danger of buckling under the financial burden of retirement benefits promised years ago without forethought on how they would be funded. More

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