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Welcome to the newest PRIMA members!
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A warm welcome to the newest members of PRIMA: Town of Davie, Fla., Vermont League of Cities & Towns, Knoxville's Community Development Corp, Tenn., Utah Counties Insurance Pool, Blue Valley School District USD #229, Kan., City of Virginia Beach, Va., and Navajo County, Ariz.

Security chip that does encryption in PCs hacked
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Deep inside millions of computers is a digital Fort Knox, a special chip with the locks to highly guarded secrets, including classified government reports and confidential business plans. Now a former U.S. Army computer-security specialist has devised a way to break those locks. The attack can force heavily secured computers to spill documents that likely were presumed to be safe. This discovery shows one way that spies and other richly financed attackers can acquire military and trade secrets, and comes as worries about state-sponsored computer espionage intensify, underscored by recent hacking attacks on Google Inc. More

New York City Council to hold hearing on moving terror trials out of city
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Hoping its message from New York City Hall will clinch a decision in the White House, a joint committee of the City Council will hold a hearing on moving the terror trials out of New York City. More

Olympic security doesn't stop at Canadian border
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A few days before the opening ceremonies for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, the doors to a nondescript warehouse will open here without fanfare. Inside the refurbished, low-slung structure, U.S. officials have constructed an elaborate, $4 million communications complex where law enforcement, public health and military analysts representing 40 agencies will scrutinize potential threats to the Olympics. More

England admit India World Cup safety fears
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England is still seeking assurances that their safety will not be compromised during next month's Hockey World Cup in India. The European champions are among 12 teams competing in Delhi, the host for the Commonwealth Games later this year. More

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Lighting up the medical marijuana business
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In October of last year, President Barack Obama's administration directed the U.S. Department of Justice to end the prosecution of state-compliant medical marijuana clinics. Many entrepreneurs are using this calm time as a business opportunity, and the business of medical marijuana is booming. Because of the nature of this industry, selling cannabis is strictly regulated and must comply with numerous state laws. One legislation requires dispensaries to operate in a nonprofit business model. More

High security
The Pueblo Cheiftain    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Colorado Governor Bill Ritter's administration is trying to devise a way to open at least part of the brand new Colorado State Penitentiary, a mothballed prison near Canon City much needed for its high-security features. More

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Dallas County commissioners vote against constable's drug dog
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A new policy in Dallas County, Texas, required Constable Ben Adamcik to seek commissioners' permission before deploying his police dog, Athos. Adamcik drafted an extensive canine policy modeled after the sheriff's dog policy, and he agreed to buy liability insurance for the dog in his attempt to save his one-man canine unit. More

Montgomery, Ala., uses raid-style inspections on nightclubs
Montgomery Advertiser    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Through the years, shootings at or near nightclubs in Montgomery, Ala., have led to the demise of several clubs in the city, including Top Flight Disco, which the city shut down in 1997, and Celebrations, which shut down on its own in 2007. More
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