Monthly Archives: September 2021

Minneapolis school district embezzles pandemic relief funds

Minneapolis public schools face a series of crises. Some have been forced on us, like the COVID-19 pandemic. Others were created by years of district underfunding and missteps. Communities of color have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic and constitute the majority of families in our district. That’s why the Minneapolis Teachers Federation was at the negotiating table months ago ...

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Firefighters offer safety advice to neighbors after house fire displaces family

A family of six was displaced after a large house burned down in the Tilden Woods neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) officials say it happened around 4:00 p.m. on the 11600 block of Danville Drive near Luxmanor Elementary School and Tilden Middle School. The occupants have left the house unharmed, but officials say the ...

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Scottish Greens under fire for waste incineration ’embarrassment’ turn around

THE Scottish Greens have been accused of doing “another U-turn” after failing to propose a moratorium on shutting down large-scale waste incinerators despite being featured in the party manifesto. The party manifesto pledged to “oppose the construction of new incinerators because they ease the pressure to reduce waste, cause air pollution and are bad for the climate.” The Scottish government ...

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Focus group report shows local support for Akron police reforms

In the pandemic winter that followed last summer’s racial equity protests, Akron City Council asked Akron University to see if the public was okay with the course that he had put in place to rethink the police. The legislature had just published a list of possible police reforms in January. Board leadership wanted to know if the community would approve. ...

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Council fireworks are canceled | West Dunbartonshire Council

Posted on September 30, 2021 Councilors agreed to cancel the Council fireworks in Dumbarton and Dalmuir in November following the introduction of new Covid-19 restrictions. The move comes after new guidelines have been agreed to in the Scottish Parliament, meaning any adult attending a major event from 1 October 2021 will need to present their vaccination passport before they can ...

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Woman drowns above Tumalo Falls despite efforts to save lives

(Update: Added video, comments) Second rescue effort at same time involves injured Smith Rock hiker TUMALO, Ore. (KTVZ) – A woman drowned above Tumalo Falls Wednesday afternoon, despite efforts to save lives at the scene, Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies confirmed. The report of a possible drowning and water rescue was received by dispatchers around 3:30 p.m., Sgt. Jayson Janes said. ...

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Right Place, Right Time – An off-duty Northfield fire crew en route to save a competition help free a trapped driver in a motorway crash

A TEAM of resting firefighters on their way to a nationwide competition in Tyneside to show off their extrication skills put them to the test in a real-life situation when they were first at the scene of an accident in highway. The Northfield-based crew were heading to the two-day “Festival of Rescue” hosted by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue ...

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Vista City Council Approves COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program

VISTA – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic hitting small businesses, Vista City Council recently approved a grant program to help ease financial hardship. The board approved its COVID-19 Small Business Grants Program at its September 14 meeting, offering grants between $ 1,000 and $ 25,000 for qualifying small businesses. The city received $ 26.1 million from the Coronavirus State and ...

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