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In Chicago, campaign to provide safe passage on way to school
The New York Times
The first day of school in one neighborhood on Chicago's far South Side brought a parade of security workers in neon vests, police officers on patrol, an idling city fire truck and, briefly, a police helicopter hovering above. All this to make sure that students from a shuttered elementary school could make it safely past abandoned lots, boarded-up houses and gang territory to get to their new school less than a half-mile away.
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City limits where employees can carry guns
The Lebanon Democrat & Wilson County News
Mt. Juliet, Tenn., city employees can now carry guns to work and leave them in their vehicles if they have a valid handgun permit. Recently, city commissioners wrestled with the decision to allow all employees to bring their guns to work. Originally, City Commissioner Art Giles drafted an ordinance that would allow the city to comply with the state's Guns In Trunks law passed last year.
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Kansas City, Mo., schools will intensify safety measures after report of rape
The Kansas City Star
Kansas City Public Schools will be increasing measures for protecting students after a 17-year-old girl reported being raped recently at Southwest Early College Campus. "This means becoming more aware and more vigilant," Superintendent Steve Green wrote in a letter to the community that was also sent home with students.
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City's increased assets help push insurance premium up $18,000
Princeton Union-Eagle
The city's insurance premium rose $17,992 for the new fiscal year that began July 1. The city is insured through the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust, a member type insurance. Rollie Natvig at Princeton Insurance Agency, who is the agent handling Princeton's policy, presented the policy information at the Aug. 22 meeting, at which the council passed a couple of motions not to choose a couple options for the policy.
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City to change party bus, taxi regulations after judge's ruling
The Pantagraph
The city will look to change its rules for licensing party buses and other vehicles for hire rather than appeal a judge's recent ruling that its current rules are unconstitutional. The city also will grant Julie Crowe the right to operate her late-night shuttle business if she provides proof of liability insurance and her 15-passenger van passes a city vehicle inspection, City Attorney Todd Greenburg said.
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F-35 opponents want Burlington, Vt., to bar plane from airport
VPR
Unlike neighboring South Burlington and Winooski, the Burlington City Council has never taken a position on the proposal by the Air Force to base F-35's at the Vermont Air Guard facility at Burlington Airport. Now the plan's opponents want Burlington to do something the other communities are unable to do.
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Official: No liability with plane pull
ParkRidgePatch
In August, Park Ridge Mayor David Schmidt worried about the liability for the Illinois village resulting from a plane pull police officers participate in each year to benefit Special Olympics. After investigating it, City Manager Shawn Hamilton recently told the city council that the city is not at risk for workers' compensation claims from to the Sept. 21 Plane Pull, the Park Ridge Sun-Times reports.
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Tokyo pitches safety, security and stability in bidding process
China Central Television
The International Olympic Committee is meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina, soon and they'll to decide which city will host the 2020 Summer Games. Some analysts pegged Tokyo as a slight favorite over Istanbul and Madrid early on, but that was before the latest radiation leaks at the Fukushima Nuclear Plant raised new questions over safety. Terrence Terashima brings us more on the mood in the Japanese capital.
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