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2011-02-03 13:55:00

80 Elected Officials Join National Technology Adoption Advisory Council WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One Economy, a global nonprofit at the forefront of bringing broadband opportunity to underserved communities, announced today the launch of a leadership forum of this country's leading municipal and state elected officials called the National Technology Adoption Advisory Council (NTAAC). One Economy's NTAAC is a coalition of elected officials who have consistently...

2010-12-03 15:03:00

Deborah Denard Delgado Recognized for Achievements in Local Government DENVER, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hattiesburg, Miss., Councilwoman Deborah Denard Delgado is the recipient of the 2010 Annual Leadership Award, presented by Women in Municipal Government (WIMG), a constituency group of the National League of Cities (NLC). Delgado was honored today for her outstanding achievements as a local elected official and for her support of women at the local government level....

2009-01-29 15:32:37

A woman says that she received an early diploma from Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas because of her opposition to the president. Brenda Councillor, 45, said she learned during the holiday break she was now a graduate -- and would not be allowed to return to her dorm room on the Lawrence campus. I get a call from the registrar, and he says 'I have some good news -- you're graduated,' Councillor told the Kansas City Star. I feel like I've been banished. University officials,...

2008-10-04 18:00:19

By Plaid Cymru Councillor Allan Pritchard THIS Labour Government never fails to amaze me in the way it treats ordinary working class people. We've had the debacle of the 10p tax abolition. Now the UK Government has said it will fight the legal action for compensation by ex-miners suffering osteoarthritis. Energy Minister Malcolm Wicks has made it clear to South Wales officials of Nacods that it will not negotiate a settlement but will fight this issue through the courts. As a...

2008-09-27 18:00:23

By Brian Daniel A NORTH council's planning chairman who took his own authority to appeal over his application has lost. Brian Douglas asked the planning inspectorate to determine two applications after Berwick Borough Council failed to decide them within the timeframe. Now, however, a planning inspector has ruled that both his proposals should be rejected. Coun Douglas, who chairs the council's planning committee, is considering asking the authority to buy the land from him -...

2008-09-26 15:00:25

By DUFF, Michelle A "dangerous" discussion that verged on perverting the course of justice was silenced by mayor Maureen Reynolds at a Tararua District council meeting yesterday. In a highly unusual move, Mrs Reynolds let two Waitahora wind farm opponents sitting at the back of the meeting ask questions during council discussion. But when the talk threatened to infringe on the future impartiality of councillors, she was forced to clamp down on the session. The impromptu debate...

2008-08-17 18:00:18

Calls have been made for video sharing website YouTube to censor material before it is posted, after a clip showed a teenage girl staggering about among speeding traffic on the M4. Port Talbot councillor Andrew Tutton spoke out after learning of the 16-second clip. He said: "Obviously this is very dangerous, not just for the children involved but to motorists. It could cause a horrific multi-car pile up." The clip showed the girl - who appears to be drunk - causing a convertible to...


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'