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Job-based health insurance costs rise in 2013
The Kansas City Star
For the 14th straight year, the average cost of job-based family health insurance grew faster than overall inflation and employee wages, according to a nationwide survey of more than 2,000 businesses released recently.
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Brooklyn appeals court limits liability of school in student's death
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
A panel of Brooklyn Appellate Court judges ruled that a Queens high school may not be wholly liable for the death of a student who collapsed to her death during a physical education class. According to court papers, 11th grader Schermiela Palmer collapsed and died after walking and running around a track at Beach Channel High School in New York.
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The future of the risk universe
By Dr. David Hillson
Where is the physical universe heading? While there is no doubt that the universe is currently expanding, scientists disagree about what might happen next. Will our universe continue to expand indefinitely, or will it reach a maximum and then collapse, or will it cycle between expansion and collapse? The universe of risk management has the same three possibilities.
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Missouri lead company wants lawmakers to override veto of liability protection
The Kansas City Star
A Missouri lead company has launched an aggressive effort to persuade lawmakers to override a gubernatorial veto of a bill that would shield it from large punitive damages in liability lawsuits. The Doe Run Co. contends nothing less is at stake than its very existence, hundreds of jobs and even national security.
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City helps to reduce flood insurance for residents
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
Currently, hundreds of Lubbock, Texas, citizens are required by federal law to pay for flood insurance. On average, Lubbock receives less than 20 inches of rain each year, according to the National Weather Service. The northwest drainage improvements project is designated to help relieve people of that burden as well as remove neighborhoods from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's flood map, said Michael G. Keenum, a stormwater engineer with the city.
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Training with new driver safety technologies is critical to current curriculum. SKIDCAR SYSTEM, Inc. provides an essential workshop to address understanding of Electronic Stability Control Systems.
 


City gets insurance claim for traffic light
The Leader-Herald
The Common Council approved a check recently from an insurance company to cover $4,265 of the cost to fix the traffic light at Kingsboro and Second avenues that was damaged by a tree in June. The city Department of Public Works previously estimated it will cost $12,000 to $15,000 to replace the traffic light.
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City considers transferring troubled steam-heat system to Akron Children's Hospital; voter approval required
Akron Beacon Journal
The city of Akron, Ohio, wants to transfer ownership of its downtown steam-heating and cooling system to Akron Children's Hospital, one of the biggest customers. Mayor Don Plusquellic said recently that the city plans to donate its downtown district heating system to Children's, which would then find a permanent owner or operator for the plant.
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What's the story: Is Fond du Lac liable for injuries at local skatepark?
Fond du Lac Reporter
The city is off the hook when it comes to the risky moves by riders at the Adelaide Skate Park. "There's a state code section called recreational immunity," said Fond du Lac City Attorney Deb Hoffmann. "This applies to any property owner in Wisconsin. My understanding on why this was passed is to allow people to hunt on property (without liability risk to property owners)."
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Officials: City's share of 911 costs too high
The Ottawa Herald
Ottawa officials in Canada say taxpayers in the city are paying more than their fair share of the cost for a joint emergency communications center operated with the county. An interlocal agreement established in February 1994 outlines shared responsibility — and a 50-50 split on costs — for a 911 service and dispatch center between the City of Ottawa and Franklin County, Bob Bezek, Ottawa city attorney, said.
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