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Register today for PRIMA's next webinar: Volunteer Risk Management July 20 | 12-1:30 p.m. ET
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Volunteer programs provide many critical and services within public entities, especially in times of tight budgets and cuts. Volunteer work is no different from paid work as far as exposures are concerned, for the possibility of accident, injury, loss or damage is always present. This webinar will review organizational practices for utilizing volunteers within your public entity while making sure they do not end up with a claim. This webinar is FREE to PRIMA members. Sign up today! More

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Why emergency response plans should include the railroad
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Railroads shouldn't be mysterious entities in an emergency, yet local emergency response plans often don't cover them to a necessary extent. The railroad poses all the threats and liabilities of a major highway system, with one exception: A rail disaster is usually monumental and frequently becomes a multijurisdictional event. More

Flooding brings worries over 2 nuclear plants
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As record floodwaters along the Missouri River drench homes and businesses, concerns have grown about keeping a couple of notable structures dry: Two riverside nuclear power plants in Nebraska. More

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White House highlights value of nationwide interoperable public safety communications network
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Recently, Vice President Joe Biden and a number of members of the president's cabinet welcomed NLC and other public safety stakeholders to the White House to discuss the benefits of transitioning to a nationwide wireless broadband network for public safety. More

Good fun or security breach?
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So you probably caught the story recently about the two guys who turned Dallas-Forth Worth airport into a sort of after-hours theme park, videotaping their late-night ramble through an otherwise unoccupied terminal. Their high jinks included wheelchair races and acrobatics. More

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Gov. Perry fosters another Texas-Washington fight
with anti-groping bill

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When Gov. Rick Perry added the so-called anti-groping bill to the special session, he found an issue that fell in line with the anti-Washington rhetoric he has delivered all across the country in recent weeks. And now that House Bill 41 — by Rep. David Simpson, R-Texas — is primed for debate and carries the blessing of Texas' increasingly visible governor, it has prompted a variety of discussions, pro and con. More

New front in benefits fight, Atlanta may drop pensions
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Atlanta's City Council is expected to vote on one of the most sweeping overhauls of public-employee retirement benefits attempted by a large U.S. city in recent years, as cities and states across the country race to close big budget gaps. More

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City of Philadelphia awarded $15,000 grant to purchase security equipment
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A $15,000 grant has been awarded to the City of Philadelphia for the purchase of security equipment. The grant was presented by the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security, on behalf of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. More

Mexican authorities: Top cartel leader captured
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Mexican authorities captured the top leader of one of the country's most violent drug cartels recently, officials said. Federal police captured Jose de Jesus Mendez Vargas, also known as "The Monkey," in an operation in the state of Aguascalientes, Mexico's national security spokesman said. More
 



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