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Welcome to the newest members of PRIMA!
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A warm welcome to these new members: Association of Washington Counties, Wash.; Beaufort County Council, S.C.; City of Durham, N.C.; City of Windsor, Ontario; Frederick County Public Schools, Md.; Navajo Nation Insurance Commission, Ariz.; and TriMet, Ore.

Measure would let Texas legislators carry concealed weapons
into bars, churches, schools

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After the shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Texas lawmakers want the right to carry concealed guns where the public can't, including bars, churches, schools and sporting events. State law allows residents to be licensed to carry a concealed handgun but restricts some locations. More

Pension measure faces labor battle
The San Diego Union-Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and supporters could face a titanic battle with labor unions in the June 2012 election after deciding to eliminate guaranteed pensions for newly hired firefighters and lifeguards as part of their plan to overhaul the city's retirement system. More

Arizona lessons left unlearned
The Hill    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Months after the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., many lawmakers are not contacting their local law enforcement agencies about public events in their districts. The House Administration Committee has sent out at least four "Dear Colleague" letters since the shooting, reminding lawmakers to establish a law enforcement coordinator, or LEC, in their office. More

Second grade boy pepper sprayed by Colorado police in class
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Colorado police and school officials are defending a decision to pepper spray a second grade boy who threatened to kill his teachers. Aidan Elliot seems like a typical video game loving 8 year old, but what happened in his Glennon Heights Elementary School on Feb. 28 was hardly typical. More

ICE gains access to Rhode Island arrest records
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The controversial Secure Communities program has been activated for Rhode Island law enforcement agencies, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has acknowledged. And a reluctant City of Providence is included. More

Philadelphia School District security positions threatened by budget cuts
The Philadelphia Inquirer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Even in the wake of widespread violence in city schools, the Philadelphia School District is targeting for budget cuts some employees responsible for keeping schools safe. With a $629 million budget gap looming, officials have begun honing their cut list to eliminate entire categories of jobs, including climate managers, who are administrators responsible for safety at some schools. More

St. Mary's, Fla., skydiving business under scrutiny for not having insurace coverage required by city
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A St. Mary's skydiving business whose customer crashed into power lines last month has only a fraction of the insurance coverage the city requires, but attorneys can't agree who is responsible for it. More

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