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Firearms group to sue city over Tennessee park gun ban
Knoxville News Sentinel
Gun advocates are preparing to bring a lawsuit against the city of Knoxville, Tennssee for what they say was a violation of the state guns in parks law during the Tennessee Valley Fair at Chilhowee Park last month.
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School district bans tag for students' 'physical and emotional safety'
Playground Professionals
Washington's Mercer Island School District released a statement after withdrawing its ban of the game of tag during recess. "The 'hands-off' policy intended for unstructured play and recess however well intended, has led to confusion, false reporting and is clearly not supported by many staff and many parents. Although the plan was focused on keeping students safe, it lacked stakeholder participation and support."
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Parks in demand in central Ohio suburbs
The Columbus Dispatch
A swing set, a teeter-totter and a basketball court. At one time, that was the standard equipment at many city parks. Maybe a ball field and a tennis court, too. Over the years, people wanted more opportunities for exercise and open space as interest in staying healthy grew. Cities responded with walking trails, more sports fields and dog parks.
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New data: Obesity rates remain high
According to the most recent data released September 2015, rates of obesity now exceed 35 percent in three states (Arkansas, West Virginia and Mississippi), 22 states have rates above 30 percent, 45 states are above 25 percent, and every state is above 20 percent. Arkansas has the highest adult obesity rate at 35.9 percent, while Colorado has the lowest at 21.3 percent.
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What's your best idea to make cities more successful?
The Knight Cities Challenge seeks new ideas from innovators who will take hold of the future of our cities. Over the next four weeks we are inviting applicants from across the nation to tell us their ideas for making the 26 Knight cities more vibrant places to live and work. From a pool of $5 million, we're looking to award grants at the city, neighborhood and block level, and all sizes in between.
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