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Register by May 3, for the ARM or RMPE Exam at PRIMA's 2010 Annual Conference to guarantee your seat!
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Been studying for the ARM or RMPE exam? Why not sit for the exam AND attend PRIMA's Annual Conference? Register by Monday, May 3, to secure your seat for the ARM or RMPE exam! PRIMA is offering testing for the ARM54, ARM55, ARM56 and RMPE – all at one convenient location – at the Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla.! Combine the learning and networking opportunities of the conference with the chance to earn your ARM or ARM-P designation or RMPE certificate of completion.

Check out the PRIMA website for more information on the ARM or RMPE programs, or to register to take the exam!

Human smuggling network busted
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U.S. police arrested 47 people and broke up a human smuggling network that used rogue shuttle firms to ferry thousands of illegal immigrants from the Arizona-Mexico border across the United States, authorities said. More

Coast Guard plans to burn oil slick as concerns mount
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The U.S. Coast Guard said it scheduled a controlled burn in the Gulf of Mexico to minimize environmental risks of an oil slick coming from the site of the sunken oil rig Deepwater Horizon as concern about the accident mounts. More

Arizona immigrant law animates Hispanics, Democrats
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Hispanics and Democratic lawmakers furious over Arizona's harsh crackdown on illegal immigrants expect huge weekend rallies across the United States, piling pressure on President Barack Obama to overhaul immigration laws in this election year. More

Unfunded liability: Pension rules need to be changed before they collapse governments
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Gubernatorial hopeful Meg Whitman, on a swing through Southern California recently, pegged California's looming unfunded public pension problem at a startling $182 billion, or about $15,000 per household. But that very same day, a pension consultant told the Little Hoover Commission that when you look at local government as well as state employees' future retirements, the unfunded number is more like $325 billion, amounting to a $22,000 tab for every working adult in California. More

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Batavia, NY, to appeal to state for stronger sex offender rules
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Batavia City Council in New York, has agreed to take its concern about sex offender laws to the governor. The city leaders decided to send a formal request for help to Gov. David Paterson. That was after City Attorney George Van Nest reviewed his research into a proposed local law restricting where convicted sex offenders can live. More

Forum focuses on youth violence
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Youth violence in Chicago often is described as an epidemic, a deadly contagion that infects neighborhood after neighborhood, generation after generation. A cure remains elusive, but recently, about 100 people came together to continue the search. The forum, sponsored by the Chicago Tribune, assembled a panel of experts to offer a slew of ideas, some of which already are bubbling up in schools and on the streets. More

Hundreds filed tornado damage insurance claims
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Debris removal is underway and residents in Yazoo City, Miss., for the most part have salvaged what they can to start over. Now they are turning to their insurance companies to help make that happen. Three days after the twister struck Richard Pickens filed his insurance claim with State Farm after his home felt the brunt of the recent deadly tornado. More

Safety issues lead Bay City officials in Michigan to install $73,000 bullet-proof counter
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The Bay City City Commission approved a $73, 000 bulletproof security counter for the Bay City Accounts and Receivable department at Bay City Hall in Michigan. The new bulletproof counter would replace the current yellow ropes that separate customers from the customer service representatives. More

Medical marijuana gets second timeout
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The Durango City Council in Colorado unanimously passed another emergency marijuana ordinance, this time because of emerging concerns about growers of the pharmaceutical plant. The ordinance prevents new applications for business licenses and will not affect current marijuana patients or dispensaries and growing operations currently operating. Completed application packets handed in prior to this still will be processed. More

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