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Amid Iranian tension, NYPD beefs up security
at Israeli offices, city synagogues

The Associated Press via The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A spokesman for the New York City police says it has heightened security around Israeli government offices and synagogues. Paul Browne said recently that there were no specific threats. He said the security measures were put in place as a precaution amid mounting tension with Iran over its nuclear advances. More

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Proudly celebrating 25 years, States is an excess liability program available exclusively to U.S. public entities. We provide broad-form coverage for our insureds, who are also the member-owners of the Company. Offering policy limits of $10 million or more – States is the insurer of choice for our Partner members. MORE


Apply for the Innovations in American Government Awards
Harvard    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Applications are now being accepted for the $100,000 Innovations in American Government Award. Offered by the Harvard Kennedy School's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, the Innovations Award is heralded as the nation's premier award for the public sector. It recognizes programs that demonstrate creative and effective government at its best.

All units of government — federal, state, local, tribal and territorial — from all policy areas are eligible to apply for recognition. The top winner of the Innovations in American Government Award will receive a $100,000 grant to support replication and dissemination activities. Top finalists will also receive monetary grants. Applications and additional information for both initiatives are available at www.innovationsaward.harvard.edu.


Lawyer: City/county could be liable for cemetery contamination
Boulder Weekly    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A Boulder, Colo., environmental attorney says the city of Boulder and/or Boulder County could be held liable if the historic Valmont Cemetery is contaminated as a result of the current remediation effort at the butte. More

City claims it's not liable in Beaumont Christmas parade death
Beaumont Enterprise    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A city of Beaumont attorney is asking a Texas state judge to dismiss the city from a lawsuit filed by the parents of a 10-year-old girl who died after the 2008 Christmas parade. The city claims that under state law, it is immune from the lawsuit and that the plaintiffs have failed to establish that the court has jurisdiction over the case, according to a petition filed with the Jefferson County District Clerk. More

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Don’t wait for adverse conditions. Offer drivers a seasonal tune up BEFORE they need it, and next winter reduce the expenses you saw THIS winter. MORE


Iowa not starting down slippery slope of sledding litigation
Business Insurance    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Municipal risk managers in Iowa hoping for new protections against the litigious parents of sledding youngsters were rebuked recently, as a measure releasing cities of liability for injuries sustained on public property failed in the state legislature. More

House resolution calls for end to 'invasive' TSA searches
Deseret News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Could the Transportation Security Administration's "invasive" searches of passengers at the nation's airports lead to a further loss of personal liberties? That's the question that Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, hopes to raise with a new resolution seeking both a stop to body scans and pat-downs by the federal agency and a Congressional investigation. More

Creswell to fight FAA discrimination complaint
KEZI-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Creswell City Council passed a motion to fight a discrimination complaint filed with the Federal Aviation Administration. The complaint forced the Oregon city to reconsider its commitment to the municipal airport. That legal issue started in 2006 when the city banned skydivers from the airport, citing safety and liability issues. More

Wisconsin city slated to settle crash lawsuit
The Journal Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Racine, Wis., is slated to soon settle a lawsuit for $220,000, which would basically wipe out its 2012 judgments and claims account. Earlier this year, Racine, Wis., resident Rebecca Turk sued the city and a city employee over an automobile incident that occurred on Dec. 20, 2007, reportedly causing "severe" personal injuries and damage, according to the complaint filed Jan. 14. More
 



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