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With most ballots still uncounted, Sullivan ‘very confident’ in his big lead

With most ballots still uncounted, Sullivan ‘very confident’ in his big lead

first_img2020 Alaska General Election | Election Coverage | Federal Government | Government | PoliticsWith most ballots still uncounted, Sullivan ‘very confident’ in his big leadNovember 4, 2020 by Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media Share:Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan speaks to supporters on Nov. 3, 2020, at the 49th State Brewing Co. in Anchorage. (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media)U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan was leading challenger Al Gross by some 30 percentage points as Election Day came to a close. But only a fraction of the vote had been counted, and both candidates said it wasn’t over.Sullivan met with a few hundred supporters in the large party room at the 49th State Brewing Company in downtown Anchorage.“You know, every ballot is going to be counted, and we’re confident, very confident,” Sullivan said. “If you look at the numbers, even if you look at the numbers not only tonight, but the number of absentees, that we’re going to have not just a victory — a resounding victory.”On the south side of town, Al Gross held his campaign finale in his backyard. When the TV cameras and supporters cleared out, Gross sat in an Adirondack chair beside a still-blazing bonfire.“The mood is good,” Gross said. “We’re all feeling really good. And I think there’s a lot of absentee ballots, a lot of precincts that haven’t reported still, and I think the mood is still very upbeat on our campaign.”In the U.S. House race, Congressman Don Young was also ahead, and by an equally wide lead. Challenger Alyse Galvin issued a statement late on Election Night saying she was encouraged by the high turnout and would wait for the rest of the vote to be counted.The margins were almost the same at the top of the ticket. At the end of Election Night, President Donald Trump was ahead of former Vice President Joe Biden by about 30 points in Alaska’s vote count.Share this story:last_img read more

Plans to build 72 new homes in Portlaoise submitted

Plans to build 72 new homes in Portlaoise submitted

first_img Council Plans to build 72 new homes in Portlaoise submitted Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Community Pinterest Pinterest Plans for a major housing development in Portlaoise have been launched.An application by Liam Conroy to build 72 houses on the Borris Road, Borris Great in Portlaoise has been submitted.Seven of these are to be designated as social homes while the remaining 67 will include a mix two and three storey units ranging from two-to-four bedrooms.The project also has provision for a future connector road for the surrounding area.The local authority is expected to make a decision on the development on February 26.While submissions can be made from the public until February 5.The news comes just a few months after 141 new homes were approved for Portlaoise.An Bord Pleanala has upheld a Laois County Council decision to grant permission for an extra 141 houses at Rockview Estate in Portlaoise. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp TAGShouses SEE ALSO – 19 Laois people to watch out for in 2019 Twittercenter_img Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ WhatsApp Twitter Facebook New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Previous article‘Light at the end of tunnel’ fading for family of Laois woman missing 25 yearsNext articleJobs on the way to Laois as multi-national company announces new store Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Facebook By Alan Hartnett – 3rd January 2019 Community Home News Plans to build 72 new homes in Portlaoise submitted Newslast_img read more

Client complaints drop in 2014: IIROC

Client complaints drop in 2014: IIROC

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator Amid an overall decline in client complaints, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) saw reduced enforcement activity in 2014, according to a new report from the self-regulatory organization. IIROC released its third annual enforcement report Monday, showing that the total number of client complaints received by its enforcement branch declined notably in 2014 to 1,350 from 1,690 in 2013; which follows a drop from 1,872 complaints in 2012. PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case James Langton BFI investors plead for firm’s sale Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Suitability remains far and away the biggest issue in these complaints, representing about 35% of overall complaints; and accounting for 40% of the SRO’s actual prosecutions against individual reps. The second biggest issue is unauthorized, or discretionary, trading, which accounted for 16% of complaints in 2014, up from 9% in 2013. And, misrepresentation ranks third at 5% of complaints received. With the falloff in complaints, IIROC also saw the number of investigations it completed during the year decline from 200 in 2013 to 174 in 2014. Again, the number of investigations tracked headline complaint volumes — back in 2012, amid higher complaint numbers, in carried out 256 investigations. IIROC reports that the share of investigations that were referred for prosecution remained more or less unchanged at 59% in 2014, compared with 58% in 2013. Similarly, the number of prosecutions that were completed last year remained constant at 57 (comprised of 10 cases involving firms and 47 against individuals). Notwithstanding the consistency in the number of cases completed during the year, the quantum of sanctions is down notably from the previous year. Total monetary sanctions for firms plunged from $2.6 million in 2013 to just $251,000 in 2014 (made up of $224,000 in fines and $27,000 in disgorgement). For individuals, the drop off in sanctions wasn’t as sharp. Yet, total monetary sanctions did decline from $5.3 million in 2013 to $3.4 million last year. Back in 2012, IIROC ordered $12.1 million in monetary sanctions against individuals. For 2014, just over $3 million in fines was ordered, along with $366,000 in costs and $20,637 in disgorgement. Along with the financial penalties, IIROC also imposed 21 suspensions during the year (down from 25 in 2013), eight permanent bans (unchanged from 2013), eight warning letters (up from five in 2013), and 23 cases of conditions being imposed on registration (also unchanged from the previous year). The report indicates that IIROC collected 100% of the fines levied against firms, but still only managed to collect 17.3% of the penalties ordered against individuals. IIROC’s senior vice president, member regulation, Paul Riccardi, indicates that it is continuing to work at improving that collection rate. It has started to publish a report detailing the unpaid fines, and Riccardi reports that it’s still working to acquire the same ability to enforce decisions and collect fines in each province that it currently enjoys in Alberta and Qurbec. “Having this uniform ability will have a direct impact on the ongoing success of IIROC’s national enforcement program, as it sends a strong deterrent message, holds registrants accountable for their actions regardless of where they do business, and gives investors greater confidence in the regulatory system,” he says in the report. “Our approach demonstrates our commitment to ensuring that the parties involved in an enforcement matter are held accountable, as appropriate, and that those we regulate understand and comply with IIROC dealer conduct and market rules,” adds Riccardi. “Moving forward, we will continue to focus on ways to strengthen our enforcement efforts by ensuring we have the necessary tools to prosecute wrongdoers and send a strong deterrent message to those we regulate.” Keywords EnforcementCompanies Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada Related news last_img read more

Global credit growth slows to lowest level since global financial crisis

Global credit growth slows to lowest level since global financial crisis

first_img Although there are increasing concerns about household debt levels in Canada, global credit growth slowed to its lowest level since the financial crisis last year, Fitch Ratings reports. Real credit growth slowed to 2.9% in 2016, down from 5.5% in 2015, the credit-rating agency reports. A notable deceleration in emerging markets drove the slowdown, as the growth rate in emerging markets declined to 3.8% vs average annual growth of 8.5% in the 2010-15 period. At the same time, developed markets saw continued modest credit growth of 2.6%. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitter James Langton Leading indicators signal steady rebound: OECDcenter_img Credit growth slowed to just 1.7% in the Middle East and Africa and to 4% in Latin America while emerging Europe saw continued weak growth of 1.7%, Fitch reports. Emerging Asia saw credit growth of 10.3%, but Fitch says that this was still weaker than the region’s performance in the immediate aftermath of the global financial crisis. Furthermore, the credit-rating agency reveals that growth rates are in single digits for half of the countries in the region. One of the consequences of the slowdown in credit growth is that systemic risks in the banking sector are declining too. The proportion of countries that Fitch rates as having “low vulnerability to systemic risk”, is now at a record high of 78%, it says. Keywords Economic indicators Economy lost 68,000 jobs in May Household debt-to-income ratio fell in first quarter: Statscanlast_img read more

Funding supports $12 million in improvement works

Funding supports $12 million in improvement works

first_imgFunding supports $12 million in improvement works Ten projects will be completed in the next three years with funding provided to Council from the State Government’s Works for Queensland (W4Q) program.A report tabled at Council today revealed the $12.11 million received from the three-year 2021-24 program is a 44% reduction when compared to the $14.45 million received from the two-year 2019-21 program.That excluded the $7.4 million of funding received by Council as part of the 2020-21 COVID W4Q round.The projects funding by the 2021-24 program must be completed by 30 June 2024.Among the projects is $1.5 million for renewal of the Edmonton West water pump station, $1.9 million for kerb and channel renewal, $1.6 million for road reseals, $2.1 million for asphalt overlays, and $600,000 for renewal of the Esplanade Lagoon timber deck. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:council, Government, Queensland, Waterlast_img read more

Call for views on new residential developer tax

Call for views on new residential developer tax

first_imgCall for views on new residential developer tax consultation launched on design of new residential property developer taxtax was first announced in February as part of £5 billion cladding remediation packageproposed design would mean tax only applies to residential developers’ profits over £25 million /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Government, property, tax, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

Improving Childrens Health With Ground-Breaking Research

Improving Childrens Health With Ground-Breaking Research

first_imgImproving Childrens Health With Ground-Breaking Research VIC PremierAn entire generation of young Victorians will be invited to join the GenV health study, which will provide answers to complex medical issues and drive better health outcomes for Victorian families.GenV will track the wellbeing of more than 100,000 Victorians throughout their lives, with support from the Andrews Labor Government’s $14 million investment in the Victorian Budget 2021/22.The investment will support the next phase of the project, which will invite every baby born in Victoria over the two years from 1 July to join the study.In addition to providing invaluable data for researchers, the study will make it easier to detect avoidable health issues in children by catching early warning signs of health issues.Participating families will receive regular communication to ensure they are fully aware of the project’s progression and how data will be used. Families can opt out of the study at any time.The pilot program began at the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital last year and has since expanded to 65 hospitals across Victoria, with the extra investment opening the door for every Victorian hospital to take part.So far 677 newborn babies have been involved, including 11 sets of twins. Data from the trial showed 93 per cent of parents feel positive about taking part in the voluntary initiative.GenV will also be a world-first investigation into the long-term effects of coronavirus on babies and children, shedding light on both the physical and economic impacts of the pandemic. The program will provide invaluable evidence which will shape strategies across health, early childhood development, education and human services.GenV has already established a state-of-the-art biobank that enables the safe storage of biological samples from participants, which is the first of its kind in Australia and the largest -80°C biobank in the Southern Hemisphere.The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute is leading the project and working with the Royal Children’s Hospital, the University of Melbourne and the Paul Ramsay Foundation. The new investment builds on previous funding of $16 million, bringing the total Government support for GenV to $30 million.As stated by Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford“This study will not only improve health and wellbeing outcomes for young Victorians, it will also pinpoint critical links between environment, genetics, physical characteristics and developmental milestones.”“As one of the largest studies ever done on pregnancies and children, GenV reinforces Victoria’s position as a world leader in medical research.”“This ground-breaking work will be incredibly beneficial for health experts, researchers and policy makers – and it will be recognised internationally for decades to come.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Andrews, AusPol, Australia, communication, coronavirus, developmental, environment, Government, health, investigation, Medical research, Melbourne, participants, Ramsay, southern, University of Melbourne, Victoria, womenlast_img read more

CU Study Shows Early Earth Atmosphere Hydrogen-Rich, Favorable To Life

CU Study Shows Early Earth Atmosphere Hydrogen-Rich, Favorable To Life

first_img Published: April 5, 2005 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Note to Editors: Contents embargoed until 2 p.m. EST on Thursday, April 7. A new University of Colorado at Boulder study indicates Earth in its infancy probably had substantial quantities of hydrogen in its atmosphere, a surprising finding that may alter the way many scientists think about how life began on the planet. Published in the April 7 issue of Science Express, the online edition of Science Magazine, the study concludes traditional models estimating hydrogen escape from Earth’s atmosphere several billions of years ago are flawed. The new study indicates up to 40 percent of the early atmosphere was hydrogen, implying a more favorable climate for the production of pre-biotic organic compounds like amino acids, and ultimately, life. The paper was authored by doctoral student Feng Tian, Professor Owen Toon and Research Associate Alexander Pavlov of CU-Boulder’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics with Hans De Sterck of the University of Waterloo. The study was supported by the NASA Institute of Astrobiology and NASA’s Exobiology Program. “I didn’t expect this result when we began the study,” said Tian, a doctoral student in CU-Boulder’s Astrobiology Center at LASP and chief author of the paper. “If Earth’s atmosphere was hydrogen-rich as we have shown, organic compounds could easily have been produced.” Scientists believe Earth was formed about 4.6 billion years ago, and geologic evidence indicates life may have begun on Earth roughly a billion years later. “This study indicates that the carbon dioxide-rich, hydrogen-poor Mars and Venus-like model of Earth’s early atmosphere that scientists have been working with for the last 25 years is incorrect,” said Toon. In such atmospheres, organic molecules are not produced by photochemical reactions or electrical discharges. Toon said the premise that early Earth had a CO2-dominated atmosphere long after its formation has caused many scientists to look for clues to the origin of life in hydrothermal vents in the sea, fresh-water hot springs or those delivered to Earth from space via meteorites or dust. The team concluded that even if the atmospheric CO2 concentrations were large, the hydrogen concentrations would have been larger. “In that case, the production of organic compounds with the help of electrical discharge or photochemical reactions may have been efficient,” said Toon. Amino acids that likely formed from organic materials in the hydrogen-rich environment may have accumulated in the oceans or in bays, lakes and swamps, enhancing potential birthplaces for life, the team reported. The new study indicates the escape of hydrogen from Earth’s early atmosphere was probably two orders of magnitude slower than scientists previously believed, said Tian. The lower escape rate is based in part on the new estimates for past temperatures in the highest reaches of Earth’s atmosphere some 5,000 miles in altitude where it meets the space environment. While previous calculations assumed Earth’s temperature at the top of the atmosphere to be well over 1,500 degrees F several billion years ago, the new mathematical models show temperatures would have been twice as cool back then. The new calculations involve supersonic flows of gas escaping from Earth’s upper atmosphere as a planetary wind, according to the study. “There seems to have been a blind assumption for years that atmospheric hydrogen was escaping from Earth three or four billion years ago as efficiently as it is today,” said Pavlov. “We show the escape was limited considerably back then by low temperatures in the upper atmosphere and the supply of energy from the sun.” Despite somewhat higher ultraviolet radiation levels from the sun in Earth’s infancy, the escape rate of hydrogen would have remained low, Tian said. The escaping hydrogen would have been balanced by hydrogen being vented by Earth’s volcanoes several billion years ago, making it a major component of the atmosphere. In 1953, University of Chicago graduate student Stanley Miller sent an electrical current through a chamber containing methane, ammonia, hydrogen and water, yielding amino acids, considered to be the building blocks of life. “I think this study makes the experiments by Miller and others relevant again,” Toon said. “In this new scenario, organics can be produced efficiently in the early atmosphere, leading us back to the organic-rich soup-in-the-ocean concept.” In the new CU-Boulder scenario, it is a hydrogen and CO2-dominated atmosphere that leads to the production of organic molecules, not the methane and ammonia atmosphere used in Miller’s experiment, Toon said. Tian and other team members said the research effort will continue. The duration of the hydrogen-rich atmosphere on early Earth still is unknown, they said.last_img read more

BOJ Gov not satisfied with banks pace in reducing interest rates

BOJ Gov not satisfied with banks pace in reducing interest rates

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Bank of Jamaica (BoJ) Governor, Brian Wynter, says there is a need for discussions between the Bank and financial institutions, to determine the timeframe within which they could reduce interest rates, reflecting consistency with BoJ policy.Speaking at the BoJ’s quarterly briefing at the institution’s downtown Kingston auditorium on Wednesday (November 10), Mr. Wynter noted that while the central bank’s policy is aimed at reducing interest rates, commercial banks loan rates do not appear to be reducing commensurately.He pointed out that this development has taken longer than anticipated to fully materialize, arguing that interest rates could be reduced much faster.“To the extent of that the reduction is not as great, the policy is not flowing through as we would wish,” Mr. Wynter observed. However, he said that the BoJ recognised that there are constraints to making the adjustments it would wish to see, which means there has to be a transitional period.“How long should that period be? That we should discuss. Has it been too long? I think perhaps, yes,” the Governor stated.Mr. Wynter said, ideally, the BoJ would be “happy” to see the banks reduce their interest rates much faster, provided it is done in a manner that preserves their financial integrity and does not jeopardize any of the ratios they are required to meet, with respect to strong capital.“They must earn sufficient returns to make sure that they are not going to become a risk to the system, (for) which we then have to expend tremendous national resources, that can then set back the growth prospects, even further. So, provided that they can make those adjustments in that context, we need to see those adjustments made,” he said.Noting that the banks are “strong”, the Governor posited that they are in a position where they can make the necessary decisions, going forward.Stressing that the BoJ is expected to continue easing the stipulations of its monetary policy, Mr. Wynter assured that the “positive effects” should be maintained. He added that, while bankers have to continue to reflect the impact of these changes on their balance sheets and income statements, they should go ahead and make the necessary changes.“I have no doubt that bankers who are in the business of making loans, are anxious to get as many loans out the door that are going to pay them back. So, I think we have to work together on this one. I think it’s a central issue, as we go forward in this period, and it’s going to make a difference as to how we grow,” he said. Advertisements BOJ Gov not satisfied with banks pace in reducing interest rates Finance & Public ServiceNovember 15, 2010 RelatedBOJ Gov not satisfied with banks pace in reducing interest ratescenter_img RelatedBOJ Gov not satisfied with banks pace in reducing interest rates RelatedBOJ Gov not satisfied with banks pace in reducing interest rateslast_img read more

Reality TV internship is a fantasy job for former homeless student

Reality TV internship is a fantasy job for former homeless student

first_imgHomeFeaturedReality TV internship is a fantasy job for former homeless student Jul. 09, 2019 at 5:20 amFeaturedNewsSanta Monica CollegeReality TV internship is a fantasy job for former homeless studenteditor2 years agoAnchor EntertainmentHollywood studiosSanta Monica College student Joshua ElizondosmcTelevision Academy Foundation Last summer he was homeless but this year, Santa Monica College student Joshua Elizondo is just one of fifty students across the country selected for an eight-week paid internship with the Television Academy Foundation.He will be an intern in the unscripted development department at Anchor Entertainment and while working at top Hollywood studios and production companies, Elizondo will receive hands-on professional experience in a variety of television careers. It’s an opportunity that puts Elizondo in the field that he found inspirational as a child. “Watching television when I grew up in the foster care system, and just hearing stories and being able to relate to them and getting a sense of hope and being able to deal with what I was going through in my personal life, that made me want to be able to contribute that and do that for other people,” he said. Elizondo grew up in Detroit, where he was involved with child-protective services his whole life, and eventually was placed into foster care at the age of thirteen. Looking back on his childhood, Elizondo said his foster care experience has had both negative and positive effects on his life.He said he was lucky to have good social workers and good people around him but the constant moving took its toll.“The negative around it was having to bounce back and forth and continually change friend groups, continually change where I was living, so I lived in some places in the not so great parts of Detroit, some of my placements were in the rural parts of Detroit out in trailer home areas, and other placements were in the rich white areas, so it was very much that shifting had a lot of effect on how I made relationships and friends and now though looking back at it, it also is a positive because it allows me to adapt very quickly to new environments and situations in which come up in my life.”After he emancipated from foster care at the age of 18, Elizondo made the decision to move to Los Angeles alone and pursue a career in entertainment based on the memories of watching television while in the system. After moving to L.A in 2014, he eventually attended Santa Monica College, and despite being homeless and having to live in his car, Elizondo was able to balance schoolwork and his professional entertainment career as an actor and a music artist. He is now majoring in Diplomacy & World Affairs with a minor in Liberal Arts and Public Policy: Urban Development.Elizondo learned about the entertainment internship through a program at SMC called Guardian Scholars, which is dedicated to helping foster youth through their college experience. “I’ve had a lot of opportunities with the college and they’ve been very supportive of my career,” Elizondo said. With recommendations from counselors at the program, he eagerly applied for the internship to gain new skills. “What was interesting to me most about the internship when I applied was gaining experience and knowledge in a field of entertainment that I haven’t worked in before,” he said. Elizondo hopes this internship will provide the skills and connections that he needs to launch his career in entertainment, as it has done for so many other young actors.“My favorite thing about working in entertainment… is being able to create the positive impacting stories that allow positive change versus just the narratives that a lot of times get put out into the world.”[email protected] :Anchor EntertainmentHollywood studiosSanta Monica College student Joshua ElizondosmcTelevision Academy Foundationshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentWhat’s the Point? – Robberies and extortion aboundVanlord parks homeless crisis in residential neighborhoodsYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall8 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson18 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter18 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor18 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press18 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press18 hours agolast_img read more