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Annual conference winner!
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Congratulations to the winner of the 2011 PRIMA Annual Conference registration! Shauna Smith, risk management coordinator for the Laramie County School District #1, in Cheyenne, Wyo., has won a free registration to PRIMA's 2011 conference in Portland, Ore. Shauna registered during the 2010 PRIMA Annual Conference Wednesday afternoon education sessions for a chance to win this fabulous prize.

Congratulations Shauna!!!

Whooping cough now epidemic in California
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California is facing what could be the state's biggest outbreak of pertussis since 1958, according to its top public health official. This contagious disease is more commonly known as whooping cough due the distinctive whoop that occurs when sufferers cough and gasp for breath. More

Baton Rouge, La., homicide rates reach all-time high numbers in 2009
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In February 2009, a 34-year-old Baton Rouge, La., defense attorney was stabbed to death in her office. A month later, a 44-year-old man was shot in the neck while watching TV in his bedroom. In September, a 27-year-old was stabbed by her ex-boyfriend while preparing to serve lunch at a local retirement home. These crimes are just a few of the 75 that round out Baton Rouge's list of convicted homicides in 2009 and bring the capital city's murder rates to an all-time high, according to annual crime statistics published by Baton Rouge Police Department. More

Maywood, Calif., to hire others to run the city
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Maywood, a small working-class community south of downtown Los Angeles, plans to lay off all its employees, disband its Police Department and turn over its entire municipal operations to a neighbor — an action that appears to be without precedent among California cities. More

On border violence, truth pales compared to ideas
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When Representative Gabrielle Giffords, a Democrat of Arizona, announced that the Obama administration would send as many as 1,200 additional National Guard troops to bolster security at the Mexican border, she held up a photograph of Robert Krentz, a mild-mannered rancher who was shot to death this year on his vast property. The authorities suspected that the culprit was linked to smuggling. More

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Prisons chief says he can close Nevada State Prison without approval
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Nevada's oldest prison should be closed because staff cuts have made it a safety risk, the state's corrections director said. Furthermore, Howard Skolnik said he has the power under state law to close the 140-year-old Nevada State Prison in Carson City, one of the oldest prisons in the nation, and doesn't need the approval of the prisons board or the Legislature to do so. More

Woman attacked by vicious stray dogs sues New York City
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A woman attacked by stray dogs on the Rockaway boardwalk of New York City in 2001 is suing the city, claiming they created a breeding ground for the vicious dogs by letting them feed on garbage in a city-owned vacant lot. More

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G20 puts Toronto in harm's way
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When Toronto Police ordered the removal of saplings from the downtown core, the ridiculing of the force and of the police state foisted upon the city for the G20 Summit hit a new level. Many pundits and critics painted a picture of the hapless protesters trying to attack the police with a limp little tree. More

US issues travel warning for Israel, the West Bank and Gaza
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The U.S. has issued a travel warning for Israel, the West Bank and Gaza late Sunday night. The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of traveling to Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip, and about threats to themselves and to U.S. interests in those locations. The Department of State urges U.S. citizens to remain mindful of security factors when planning travel to Israel and the West Bank and to avoid all travel to the Gaza Strip. More

Greenbrier County sheriff in West Virginia says PGA event will cost police agency plenty, but worth it
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Greenbrier County Sheriff James Childers estimates his West Virginia department will incur more than $20,000 in overtime costs helping control traffic and crowds and providing additional security personnel for the upcoming Greenbrier Classic golf tournament. And while that amount eventually will be reimbursed by the PGA, other expenses connected with the inaugural event at The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs will not. Childers set his budget requests for the 2010-11 fiscal year accordingly. More

Columbus City Council in Ohio may ask voters for privacy
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Columbus, Ohio, voters trusted city leaders enough last year to hand over more of their income in taxes. Would they trust the City Council enough this fall to give its seven members authority to meet behind closed doors? More

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