Big job at a tough time: New Cal Fire chief talks about wildfire defense challenges

Ben Lomond’s Nate Armstrong became chief of Felton-based Cal Fire’s San Mateo-Santa Cruz County Unit in November — not even quite a year since the last embers of the CZU fire had been extinguished. Armstrong, 38, has served in many roles during his 15 years with Cal Fire, working as …

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Letter to the Editor: Band of the Year Award

A Letter to the Editor by George S. Szypulewski It’s a shame that our Moose Jaw & District Food Bank has once again been passed over by the judging panel for this year’s Group of the Year award. I won’t speak negatively about any of the nominees, they all deserved …

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Virginia Military Institute to change student-run honor court meant to expel black people more often

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Virginia Military Institute said it will modify its student-run honor court to make it fairer for cadets as part of a response to a state-ordered investigation into the racism and sexism at school. VMI detailed the reforms in a progress report on Friday, The Washington Post …

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Waffle House Shooting Trial – Penalty Stage

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Short TV) – Rejecting his insanity plea, a jury found Travis Reinking guilty of four counts of first-degree murder, among several other attempted murder and weapons charges. Wearing only a jacket, Reinking opened fire on a Waffle House just outside Nashville in 2018. The sequestered jury will return …

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Hospitality sector sees strongest job growth in January

TAMPA, Fla. — The U.S. labor market received an unexpected boost in January, and the hard-hit hospitality industry is now seeing the strongest job growth. Yasmine Valencia has been in her new position as host at the Highland City Diner for six weeks. She had been looking for a full-time …

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Court-related reform is on Senator Heather Somers’ list of priorities

For weeks late last year, State Senator Heather Somers sat in the gallery of a New London courtroom as the details of a brutal triple murder case unfolded in Griswold. “I had attended trials before, but this was the first murder trial I had attended,” she said on Friday. “It …

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Danish court convicts separatist group of spying

AFP – A Danish court yesterday convicted three leaders of an Iranian Arab separatist group based in the Scandinavian country of spying on behalf of Saudi intelligence between 2012 and 2020. The three, aged 40 to 51 and one of whom is of Danish nationality, are members of the separatist …

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Activist group calls for release of body camera video in fatal Lafayette police shooting

A group of activists are calling for the release of body-worn camera footage of the fatal shooting of Tyron Coates by Lafayette police. Coates was shot dead by police on January 23. A Lafayette police officer attempted to arrest Coates, who was driving a car that had been reported stolen, …

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Thanks to a group of high school students, more FBI files on Klan violence could be released | News

Aditya Shah was a junior at Hightstown High School in New Jersey in 2015 when he and his AP Government and Politics classmates began investigating cold cases involving Ku Klux Klan killings in the South. Out of curiosity, the students filed a public records request with the help of their …

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Court Dismisses Charges Against Ex-Bank Of Oswego CEO – Finance and Banking

United States: Court dismisses charges against ex-Bank Of Oswego CEO February 04, 2022 Pryor Cashman LLP To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or log in to Mondaq.com. Pryor Cashman is pleased to report that United States District Court Judge Michael Simon has dismissed with …

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