PRIMA RiskWatch
Feb. 3, 2011

Win a scholarship to PRIMA's 2011 Annual Conference!
If you are a current government member of PRIMA, then you can qualify to receive a $1,500 scholarship to PRIMA's 2011 Annual Conference in Portland, Ore. Apply today for PRIMA's Educational Scholarship Fund! All applications are due Monday, Feb. 28, 2011. For more details, visit the PRIMA website.More

Cairo hotels work to ensure guest safety
The political unrest shaking Cairo is leaving hotels scrambling to ensure guest safety. For the past week, crowds have wreaked havoc in the Egyptian capital and are calling for President Hosni Mubarak to step down after three decades in power. Amid the turmoil, hotel officials say they are making guest safety priority No. 1.More

City to pay $240,000 in suit
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
The city of Honolulu has agreed to pay $240,000 in a tentative out-of-court settlement of a civil rights lawsuit by a Kuwaiti-born Honolulu man over his 2003 arrest under Hawaii's emergency mental health law. Attorney Eric Seitz contended his client, Mansour Arekat, was arrested after he unjustly came under suspicion of being a terrorist. The settlement is subject to City Council approval.More

Pittsburgh to unveil Super Bowl security plans
The big game may be more than 1,000 miles away, but city leaders in Pittsburgh are planning for local security during Super Bowl XLV. After the Steelers' 2009 Super Bowl victory, fans rioted in the streets, burning couches and breaking windows. The evening ended with around 100 arrests.More

Pleasanton, Calif., residents, city officials to tackle pension liability
San Jose Mercury News
Heeding the call of residents, officials will discuss the Pleasanton, Calif.'s mounting pension liability with the public during a workshop. Led by Bart Hughes, a resident for the past 12 years, 230 community members signed a petition that urges the city to address its unfunded pension obligation, which is estimated to be $121 million to $250 million, depending on which accounting figures are used, and reopen contract negotiations with one of its three employee unions.More

New security measure in Madison, Ala., schools
It has been nearly one year since the shooting death of Todd Brown at Discovery Middle in Madison, Ala. In the wake of that tragedy school leaders are taking steps to protect students from future acts of violence.More

Sparks fly over proposal to cut 2 police officers
Sioux City Journal
Neighborhood activists lobbied Sioux City, Iowa, lawmakers not to eliminate two police officers next year, saying they make a difference in Sioux City neighborhoods. Under a proposed $19 million operating budget for the Sioux City Police Department, Police Chief Doug Young said two officers' positions would need to be eliminated in order to meet $633,700 in reductions required in his budget.More