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By now, all public entity members of PRIMA should have received an e-mail from McKinley Marketing with an invitation to participate in a PRIMA needs assessment survey. This survey will help PRIMA ensure that we are effectively meeting your needs and focusing on areas that add value to your entity's membership. The survey only requires 10 minutes of your time and will focus on your needs and expectations of PRIMA. Please take this opportunity to tell us how we're doing and what we could be doing better!

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What's the riskiest city for Web surfing?
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You probably won't be mugged in smaller cities like Portland, Ore., but you're more likely to have your cyberwallet picked. Those same factors that are likely to boost a city's civic pride — prevalence of Wi-Fi hot spots, a cyber-savvy populace and so on — also make citizens more likely to be at risk for cybercrime, finds a new study. More

Pit bull ban loses support in Sioux City, Iowa
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Sioux City's pit bull ban could be going to the dogs. A year and a half after the ordinance was first put into place in the Iowa town, Mayor Mike Hobart wants it repealed. But, not everyone agrees. More

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Sexual assaults in Haitian camps prompt security enhancements
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Women and even children who survived Haiti's devastating earthquake say they now fear sexual assault in the hundreds of makeshift camps that have been set up for the homeless. U.N. officials in Haiti say they are increasing security measures to target sexual and gender-based violence. More

London looks to lessons learned from Vancouver Olympics
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The British press may have mocked the Vancouver Winter Olympics as the "Calamity Games," but the officials in charge of security at London's 2012 Olympics visited the ski slopes and skating rinks and came away more favorably impressed. More

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Advisory panel would consider increasing regulation of California's porn industry
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State regulators voted unanimously to create an advisory committee to consider increasing regulation of California's porn industry, including mandating the use of condoms and testing for sexually transmitted diseases. Guy Prescott, director of safety for Operating Engineers Local Union #3 and one of six members of the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health's standards board, said he had planned to vote against the measure but changed his mind after hearing from performers and others in the porn industry. More

New York City public advocate, transit advocates call for improved subway security
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The city public advocate said the Metropolitan Transportation Authority should not lay off station agents and instead save money by going after fare beaters. Bill de Blasio said cutting MTA staffing is a safety risk that makes it easier for riders to skip out on fares, a practice that costs the agency $27 million a year. More

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U.K. warns of Israel travel amid passport scandal
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British citizens who travel to Israel should be aware that their passport details could be captured for "improper uses," Britain's Foreign Office warned. It follows Britain's expulsion of an Israeli diplomat and its accusation that the Israeli government was responsible for forging British passports used in an international murder plot. More

Baltimore fails to make good on promises to police, firefighters
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In 1962, Baltimore's mayor and City Council made a solemn promise to our police officers, firefighters and public safety workers to provide them with retirement benefits, line-of-duty disability benefits, ordinary disability benefits and death benefits in lieu of Social Security. Our police and firefighters face working conditions that are far more dangerous than most and have a high risk of work-related death and disability. These men and women have earned the benefits that the city promised in exchange for their service to the city and its residents. More

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