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Encouraging biking, walking in large US metro areas
Governing    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For the past 150 years, metropolitan areas have grown ever wider around successive transportation revolutions, with the car and the highway being the most recent and the greatest distance enhancer. A metropolitan area now covers hundreds of square miles, and distances in both time and space can be daunting. More

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City agrees to alternate route for protesters during NATO summit
Chicago Sun-Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Chicago recently approved a permit allowing potentially thousands of protesters to march on the outskirts of the Loop to McCormick Place where international leaders will gather for the NATO summit next month, march organizers said. More

Philadelphia may be liable for igniting street justice
Courthouse News Service    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A man who says he was beaten by outraged neighbors after police incorrectly identified him as a child rapist can sue the city of Philadelphia, a federal judge ruled. Michael Zenquis, who is known in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia by the nickname Romeo, says police looked to him when an 11-year-old girl from the area was brutally raped on June 1, 2009. More

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Mayor defends withholding report on 911 system
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's administration came under attack recently for keeping secret what is said to be a sharply critical report on New York City's much-delayed, wildly over-budget 911 emergency dispatch system, as elected officials accused it of trying to portray a technological debacle in the rosiest possible terms. More

Detroit suburb with Muslim population wants pastor to waive city's liability for protest
The Associated Press via The Republic    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A Detroit suburb is asking a Florida minister to clear the city of any liability in exchange for a permit to protest outside a mosque. The Rev. Terry Jones has filed a lawsuit claiming Dearborn is violating his free-speech rights. But Dearborn spokeswoman Mary Laundroche said the city only wants to be held harmless in case of trouble. She says the location is not pedestrian-friendly. More

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City OKs concealed weapons at airport
Watertown Daily Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Watertown Common Council in Wisconsin voted to allow concealed weapons at the Watertown Municipal Airport after some debate recently. The council had previously voted to ban concealed weapons at all city buildings. However, Alderman Mark Kuehl, chairman of the Public Safety and Welfare Committee, said any department head who wanted to be exempt from the ban was encouraged to come to the Safety and Welfare Committee. 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

Twisters destroy homes in Texas
Property Casualty 360    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Dallas-Forth Worth metropolitan area of northeast Texas was hit with a storm system that produced hail, high winds and tornadoes on Tuesday, April 3, damaging homes, knocking down power lines, tossing tractor trailers in the air and cancelling over 400 flights at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. More

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