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Welcome to the newest PRIMA members!
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A warm welcome to the newest members of PRIMA: City of Des Plaines, Iowa, Aurora, Colo., Public Schools, Village of Downers Grove, Ill., City of Tucson, Ariz., and Spartanburg, S.C., County Government, S.C.

Protesters head to Arizona as immigration law looms
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Opponents of Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigrants gathered in Phoenix as a federal judge decided whether to block the law that is backed by most Americans from coming into effect. More

Authorities blame organizer for deadly Love Parade
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German state authorities accused the organizer of the recent Love Parade techno festival of major security breaches which may have led to the crush that killed 21 people and injured more than 500. More

Safety burden shifts to State Department after Iraq war
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The Obama administration has not settled on a plan to protect and supply thousands of State Department diplomats and employees left behind in Iraq once all but a relatively few U.S. troops leave the county in a little more than a year. More

Atlanta mayor reassures gay community on security
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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and his new police chief recently sought to reassure members of Atlanta's gay community that their safety matters to the city of Atlanta. "We are not going to tolerate people putting you in harm's way," said Reed. "We can't send out a message that we will tolerate anybody putting a gun to your chest. We are smart enough to protect communities and keep them safe." More

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"When you call, Company Nurse will assess and triage injuries to ensure employees receive the best, most appropriate care. As a result, our employees are returning to work sooner." – Dr. Karla Rhay, Chief Administrative Officer of Southern California Schools Risk Management.

FCC, public safety groups clash over broadband plan
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The Federal Communications Commission would like to auction off 10 megahertz of broadband spectrum to pay for the build out of a public safety spectrum owned and operated by the private sector on those frequencies. More

Oakland, Calif., gives final OK to large-scale pot farms
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The Oakland City Council gave final approval to a plan that makes Oakland, Calif., the first city in the country to authorize large-scale industrial pot cultivation. The city intends to license four production plants where marijuana would be grown, packaged and processed for medical use. More

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Proposal asks Chicago residents to 'out' vacant buildings
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Unable to keep tabs on every vacant, untended building within Chicago, the city may be getting ready to ask neighborhood residents for help, and they'll get paid for their efforts. But to receive the "citizens finder's fee," which could run from less than $50 to potentially hundreds of dollars, people will have to work for it. More

Utica, N.Y., school board says 'no' to security pact
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Only one company — started by Utica Public Safety Commissioner Daniel LaBella's father — is willing to offer security for the Utica City School District's capital project. And the Board of Education doesn't like that. The lack of any other companies submitting a bid for the work left the school board questioning whether the district was getting the best deal. More

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