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  • Maryland highlights plan to be U.S. epicenter for cyber security
    The Gov Monitor    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Addressing the growing global threat of cybercrime, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley today joined Maryland's Congressional Delegation, federal and military officials and business leaders at the National Institute of Standards and Technology to unveil an aggressive policy report that calls for establishing Maryland as the nation's epicenter for cyber security. More


    Schools step up aid for at–risk kids
    Chicago Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Chicago Public Schools officials announced that they'll spend $18 million to add more counselors, social workers and new classroom management training in 38 schools with students most at risk of violence. The program, dubbed "Culture of Calm," is part of the district's $30 million anti–violence campaign, which was first announced in September and is partly directed at meeting the emotional needs of students to improve safety in and around schools. More




    Security trouble at every turn for New Delhi Commonwealth Games in India
    Herald Sun    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    On all available evidence, the safety of an estimated 8,500 athletes and officials from 71 Commonwealth nations expected in Delhi in 10 months cannot be guaranteed. In light of recent events in Mumbai, Lahore and Angola, nothing can be taken for granted in Delhi. More


    San Francisco mayor plans veto of dignitary protection finance legislation
    KCBS    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    San Francisco supervisors have approved new rules regulating police protection for Mayor Newsom, the District Attorney, and other dignitaries. Supervisor Ross Mirkirimi won passage of his dignitary protection measure, which would force the San Francisco Police Department to reveal how much is spent annually to guard top officials. The bill would also force elected officials to pay their own security costs when campaigning out of state. More


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    Child poverty, neglect on rise in Michigan
    The Detroit News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Childhood poverty, neglect and abuse continue to rise in Michigan, troubling signs that children continue to bear the brunt of the state's economic woes, according to a recently released report. More than 40 percent of Michigan students were eligible and received free or reduced federal lunches in 2008, according to Kids Count in Michigan, a report released by the Michigan League of Human Services. That's up from 30.7 percent in 2001. More


    Immigrant detentions raise safety concerns
    The Boston Globe    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The detention of dozens of immigrants on their way to a temporary job at Gillette Stadium this week has touched off a firestorm in Foxborough, Mass., as town officials raised safety concerns for an upcoming playoff game between the New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens. More


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    Arizona officials pass bill to protect child passengers
    KNXV-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Arizona officials passed a bill that many believe closes an important loophole in the state's child passenger law. SB 1010 would require children age nine and younger and less than four feet and nine inches tall to sit in a booster seat, when riding in a motor vehicle, since the use of an adult safety belt alone will not properly protect them in the event of a crash. More


    Wichita City Council in Kansas defers action on WaterWalk hotel
    Wichita Business Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Jim Korroch, a hotel developer in Wichita, Kan., has asked the council to help with construction costs for a 130–room Fairfield Inn & Suites that would be built south of WaterWalk Place. The project is expected to cost $12 million. The city would chip in about $2.5 million, paid for with bonds supported by the city's transient guest tax from the hotel. More
     
     
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