Belarus protests continue as Lukashenko claims Nato tanks are on the border

first_imgBefore the Open newsletter: Start your day with the City View podcast and key market data Protests began last week shortly after Belarusian authorities declared Lukashenko had won another term by a landslide result. Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Minsk again today to protest against the allegedly fixed election result that returned Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko to power. Protesters during a demonstration in support of the government on August 16, 2020 in Minsk, Belarus (Getty Images) Also Read: Belarus protests continue as Lukashenko claims Nato tanks are on the border Tikhanovskaya claims that if the election had been conducted fairly then she would have won with more than 60 per cent of the vote. Show Comments ▼ The “March for Freedom” has seen Belarusian opponents of Lukashenko clash with police, after Lukashenko won last week’s electoin with 80 per cent of the vote. Share There has been widespread evidence of poll rigging that has come to light since, including pictures of people stealing ballot papers from polling stations. whatsapp Protesters during a demonstration in support of the government on August 16, 2020 in Minsk, Belarus (Getty Images) Also Read: Belarus protests continue as Lukashenko claims Nato tanks are on the border Protesters during a demonstration in support of the government on August 16, 2020 in Minsk, Belarus (Getty Images) Lukashenko also said Lithuania, Latvia, Poland and Ukraine had urged him to run the election again, advice which he has flatly rebuffed. Lukasehnko has made a plea to close ally Russian President Vladimir Putin for military help if need be. Stefan Boscia The President – often described as Europe’s last dictator – called his opponents “rats” at the rally and also claimed that Nato countries were stationing military personnel close to the Belarus border. whatsapp At least two protesters have died in the demonstrations and Lukashenko’s opponent in the election, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, has been forced to flee to Lithuania for her own safety. Sunday 16 August 2020 4:36 pm Putin has told his Belarusian counterpart that he was prepared to help Lukashenko “in accordance with the collective military pact if necessary”. Belarus protests continue as Lukashenko claims Nato tanks are on the border “If we kowtow to them, we will go into a tailspin,” he said. Lukashenko held his own rally today, which was a much smaller affair than the protests contesting his 26-year reign as head of Belarus. More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comlast_img read more

UK confirms H5N8 bird flu on English turkey farm

first_img Share Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Bird flu has been found at a turkey farm in northern England, the government said on Sunday. Tags: Farming whatsapp Reuters Sunday 29 November 2020 10:56 am It said all 10,500 birds at the farm would be humanely culled to limit the spread of the disease, and that the risk to public health was very low. The outbreak does not pose a food safety risk, the statement added Read This Next50,000-Plus People Want Jeff Bezos to Go to Space and Never Come BackThe WrapIf You’re Losing Hair in This Specific Spot, It Might Be a Thyroid IssueVegamour’Moonlight,’ ‘Do The Right Thing’ Among Classic Films Screening at AMC forThe WrapTop 5 Tips If You’re Losing Your EyebrowsVegamour20 Stars Who’ve Posted Nude Selfies, From Lizzo to John Legend (Photos)The WrapSmoking and Hair Loss: Are They Connected?VegamourRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapWhat Causes Hair Loss? Every Trigger ExplainedVegamourThis Is How Often You Should Cut Your HairVegamour UK confirms H5N8 bird flu on English turkey farm “Avian flu has been confirmed at a commercial turkey fattening farm near Northallerton, North Yorkshire,” Chief Veterinary Officer, Christine Middlemiss said in a statement. The disease was the H5N8 strain.last_img read more

The Next Stage

first_imgMusicThe Next StageAdored in New York, the once-obscure L.A. band the Negro Problem is back. But not for longBy RJ Smith – March 1, 2012427ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItThey were a really big rubber ducky floating in a Highland Park backyard blowup pool. The band the Negro Problem had pull among indie rockers and smarty-pants popsters. They had worked their way up from KXLU to KCRW; they could totally hold down a monthlong residency at Spaceland. Singer Stew, in his faux-leopard-print hat and robe, and bassist Heidi Rodewald, in her thrift store dress and boots, turned heads when they entered a restaurant. And that, it seemed, was as good as it was going to get.The Negro Problem had been around for nine years, and many fans undoubtedly liked them because they weren’t stars. They just kept reliably cranking out well-crafted tunes in which L.A. loomed so large as a reference and inspiration, it was practically a character. They had a following under lock and key, and then they left it all behind. After Stew moved to Berlin in 2006 (he’d lived there before, in the 1980s), he and Rodewald landed in New York City—where they achieved a kind of stardom. They got a residency at Joe’s Pub, a bar far pricier than the Silverlake Lounge. Then their Passing Strange, a theatrical piece written by Stew, with their music at its center, made them the toast of the Great White Way. In it actors perform chapters taken from Stew’s life as the singer watches and comments musically. The intelligentsia loved the distance he put between himself and Los Angeles, throwing Obies and then Tonys at him. The Public Theater paid their rent; The New Yorker compared Stew to Sondheim.Their success in exile has given fans on both coasts something to feel good about. Angelenos can laugh at the New York culturati who think they’ve discovered some exotic new genius, thus launching a familiar cycle of Big Apple overkill. New Yorkers can once again feel superior to Southern Californians.Stew is not unaware of the ironies. New Yorkers, he says, “get to compliment themselves that ‘we are smart enough to get you when they didn’t in Los Angeles.’ Much like the French must have felt about the old jazz guys playing on the Left Bank.”And the musicians? They have a lot of fresh ironies to mull over, a good setting for music they’ll unveil when they have their big-stage homecoming March 9 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. They’ll play a new cycle of songs written about the city they left behind. It’s a return to a place they might understandably feel sold them short. Will they bring the love? Will fans find them as charming since they’ve left? It’s a complicated moment, the sort that always seems to have Stew reaching for his rhyming dictionary./ / / /Mark “Stew” stewart was born middle class in Mid City and formed the Negro Problem in 1995. From the start the band’s sound was parti-colored pop that drew on Love and lounge sounds—along the way someone even dubbed Stew Burt Blackarach. Their debut, Post Minstrel Syndrome, was lightly psychedelic and wonderfully decorous. An album later Rodewald came aboard (a shifting cast of musicians orbits around Stew and Rodewald), and the band gradually moved in a more cabaret direction. “The live shows that they did at the time, and the way Stew owns the stage as a black man fronting a rock band doing that kind of material—that was pretty unique,” says former KCRW music director Nic Harcourt, host of Connections on KCSN. Rodewald is a white chick with a punk rock pedigree. She’s a steadying force as a musician and a ball of energy as an onstage foil, flailing long hair that contrasts with the front man’s bulwark presence.Stew is a bunch of interesting people. There’s Stew the Enraged, firing off responses and blog posts at imagined detractors, throwing the kitchen sink at writers he thinks have done him wrong. There’s the exile who couldn’t wait to leave L.A.—“the most fearful place I’ve ever lived in,” he told Studio 360 host Kurt Andersen—a town he was born in and that he said he’s hated since he was nine years old. There’s of course the sly, unreliable narrator, a tart, droll, self-absorbed boulevardier. In performance Stew is the domed rotunda of retorts, a round black man who may not be drunk on words but whose vocabulary might not walk a straight line. And then there’s the provocateur. It starts with the name: the Negro Problem. In L.A. it was first and last a punk rock nom de guerre. Stew was telling you to put up your dukes and lay down your preconceptions. The name has brought the band threats from folks who thought they were a skinhead crew, while the music sounds like a chart topper on the Stuff White People Like Web site. When the black singer showed up for the gig, Stew would hear a lot of “you guys must be the funk band.” Such ironies keep their motor running.After they moved to New York around 2006, that name gained added dimensions. Stew was already working on a set of songs that would tell the story of a black man pushed and pulled by both whites and blacks who think they know him before they meet him. The joys of putting a thumb in someone’s eye took a backseat to artfully examining the complexities of race. That Passing Strange came to Broadway just as Obama was winning primaries made Stew’s critique feel all the more timely.The author Touré interviewed Stew for his recent book on the age of “postblackness.” Touré uses the term to describe a moment—the present—in which African American identity is more fluid and ambiguous than ever. Stew illustrates the point on “Black Men Ski,” from the band’s new Making It CD. He sings, “Some kids I’ll describe as friends say I am race-obsessed / The luxury of that opinion shows that you are blessed / I have poems about sunsets flowers and the rain / I’ve read them to policemen, but it was all in vain.” Preconceptions may be dangerous but also very, very funny.What he’s obsessed with, ultimately, is defining himself, which is perhaps why he left Los Angeles. Here he’d become known as a chronicler of a little boho enclave, and it was time to shake up everyone’s expectations, including his own. In L.A., says Stew, a good turnout was assured whenever a critic wrote, “Catch them before they get signed to a major label.” The band’s following was invested in knowing them before the world did. That was problematic enough, insofar as it suggested your fans might not want you to progress. It was even worse when no major label did sign them, considering them a cult band. To cross over to a wider audience, L.A. was their subject, and it was their tormentor, too.“L.A. is horribly personal to me,” says Rodewald. It also approximately remains home—albeit one the musicians felt they had to leave. “I like that I can stand at a red light and feel the sun on me,” Stew explains. “I can have a Zen meditative experience at a red light, which is not possible in New York. Also, no matter how New Yorkers delude themselves, they still haven’t figured out Mexican food.”Another thing L.A. has over New York, according to Stew: the culture of the garage. He sat for months upon months in garages, passing around libations, talking out song ideas and what they’d do if they ever hit it big. He has photographs from a typical rehearsal where the crib for Stew’s baby daughter is parked beside equipment. The garage was their shelter and their cradle.“I go back to those long afternoons in L.A. garages where you take two hours basically talking shit and warming up and, in the case of some of us, taking certain things, drinking certain things. These long afternoons you don’t have in New York. There you rehearse for two hours. Talking Heads, the Ramones—those bands wouldn’t have come out of L.A., and the Beach Boys would never have come from New York.“What I love about the place is its sense of time—those long afternoons and those forgiving parents who will let you play in those garages,” he says. “When I was growing up, you couldn’t walk down any block without hearing a band. It was a social gathering where you just happened to have guitars.”/ / / /Here are some things success has brought the Negro Problem: In 2009, Spike Lee filmed Passing Strange, taking the band way beyond Broadway and Spaceland—to any cable system carrying the Sundance Channel. Academia has proved supportive of Stew’s ironies, too. He held a fall residency at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and he and Rodewald gave a talk at UCLA in November. The pair discussed their relationship to L.A., sharing assorted sense memories to the accompaniment of slides of John Wooden, Tiny Naylor’s, and the Whisky. They also parlayed Sonny & Cher’s “I’ve Got You Babe.” Which indirectly points to another thing success has brought Stew and Rodewald: prurient interest in the rise and fall of their romantic relationship. In L.A. they were a couple who wrote songs together. They broke up in 2006, continuing on as two friends in a band.Making It, their first CD since Passing Strange, is largely a look into their breakup—purportedly from both points of view, though Stew seems to have written both sides of the story (spoiler alert: he’s the victim). Rodewald says the words are Stew’s and that hearing him dissect their relationship onstage has brought out her inner Cher—she’ll cut him off to set the record straight or say it didn’t happen the way he just claimed it did. “Imagine you’re on the stage with this other person, and all the time they are lying,” she says with a small chuckle.“He’s Mr. Singer-Songwriter, so whatever he says, people think he’s being honest in his lyrics. And I have to be on the sidelines saying, ‘Uh, that’s actually not the truth…’ He does the whiny-guy thing, and then I jump on him.” Not that it does a whole lot of good. “The audience all loves Stew,” she says, only a touch of resignation in her voice.They have changed, and so has the place that launched them. It’s the little things that stop Stew cold, the things you only thought you could take for granted. Now when he comes back, he’s shocked at how cool taco trucks have become. “When I lived here, they were not being frequented by as many white people as they are now. They were five-foot-two norteño-music Mexican guys in cowboy hats and cowboy boots. They were short, but you didn’t fuck with them—just order your taco and shut up about it.” A town where the loncheras are postracial: You could write a song about it. TAGSNegro ProblemL.A Culture2012March 2012Previous articleWarning Of The Week From The Queen Of Estate SalesNext articlePaleyFest is ComingRJ Smith RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORThe Holiday Season Officially Starts with These L.A. Tree Lighting EventsGorgeous Hotel Pools in L.A. Where You Can Cool Off Without Booking a RoomWhy You Should be Listening to Mexican-Born, L.A.-Based Rapper Niña Diozlast_img read more

Queen could have racked up £1bn rent during her 63-year reign

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Tanglewood Elementary classroom under quarantine

first_imgThief scoops up tip jar at Fort Myers ice cream shop June 16, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Covid-19Fort Myers Advertisement WATCH: Fort Myers lotto looter on the run with stacks of scratchers June 16, 2021 FORT MYERS, Fla. – A classroom at Tanglewood Elementary in Fort Myers is now under quarantine.According to the Lee County School District, the students who previously occupied the room will switch to Lee Home Connect until winter break begins on Friday, Dec. 18.It’s unclear at this time what grade the kids are in and how many people are impacted. Japan to ease COVID restrictions as country prepares for 2020 Olympics June 17, 2021 Dealer found guilty for selling drugs in Fort Myers June 17, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentsDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 commentslast_img read more

Woman mistakenly given six doses of Pfizer vaccine

first_imgAn internal investigation has been opened, said Gianelli, saying that it was “maybe just human error, definitively not on purpose.”The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved. AdvertisementTags: PfizerVaccine A 23-year-old woman was mistakenly given six doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.The woman was administered the vaccine at the Noa hospital in Tuscany, central Italy, on Sunday. She has since been discharged from the hospital where she was being monitored for any adverse reaction, reported CNN.The patient, who is in “good health” with no underlying conditions, was kept in the hospital under strict observation for 24 hours and was discharged Monday, said hospital spokeswoman Daniella Gianelli.A health worker accidentally filled a syringe with an entire bottle of the vaccine, containing a total of six doses, and only realized her mistake shortly after the shot was administered. RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentsDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisement“She saw five empty syringes and realized her mistake,” Gianelli said.Doctors will be monitoring the woman’s immune response to the “massive dose of vaccine,” Gianelli said.The woman was able to get the vaccine before other people in her age group because she is an intern in the hospital’s psychology department, the spokeswoman added.center_img Charlotte County public school vaccine event on Saturday May 24, 2021 FDA: Pfizer vaccine can be stored at standard fridge temperatures up to 1 month May 21, 2021 Half of Americans now fully vaccinated against COVID-19 May 26, 2021 Moderna trial showing promise for expanding age requirement next month May 26, 2021last_img read more

In Pictures: Festive feeling as Christmas lights are turned on in Timahoe

first_img By LaoisToday Reporter – 2nd December 2019 Home News Community In Pictures: Festive feeling as Christmas lights are turned on in Timahoe NewsCommunity WhatsApp Facebook Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Pinterest Facebook Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results In Pictures: Festive feeling as Christmas lights are turned on in Timahoe GAA Twitter Twittercenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp GAA SEE ALSO – Toyota Camry through the years – and new model now available in Des Hughes Motors GAA Previous articleAthlete Mary Mulhare named as LaoisToday/Property Partners Buggy Sports Star of the Month for NovemberNext articleMidlands League glory for Knockbeg Junior Basketballers LaoisToday Reporter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSTimahoe The Timahoe Christmas Fair was a resounding success, as villagers and neighbours mingled about the festive village.There was loads for all to see do and enjoy.Cllr Paschal McEvoy officially switched on the Christmas lights and wished everyone a very happy Christmas and the Timahoe Folk Choir then entertained the onlookers.It was great success and Tigh Mochua Le Chéile would like to thank all those involved.The Heritage Centre was the venue and the action got underway at 4pm and continued until 8pm.“This was the first of what will become an annual festive Day in Timahoe and it was great to see a crowd to make it a nice evening at the Round Tower.”You can check out a selection of the images below. 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

New draft VIC horse management plan will help protect alpine areas

first_imgNew draft VIC horse management plan will help protect alpine areas Australian GreensThe ACT Government has welcomed Victoria’s new draft feral horse plan, which expands management options and better aligns with our zero-tolerance approach to the pest animals.Minister for Land Management Mick Gentleman said strong horse management policies were essential to protect sensitive alpine ecosystems.“Feral horses are one of the largest causes of environmental degradation in Australia’s alpine parks,” Minister Gentleman said.“Alpine wetlands filter the water that flows into our drinking catchments and increasing feral horse numbers risk severely damaging these sensitive areas.“We added Namadgi’s ‘High Country Bogs and Associated Fens’ to the ACT Threatened Ecological Communities List last year based on advice from the ACT Scientific Committee.“Victoria’s new plan will give their ecologists and parks staff more options to effectively manage horse populations within their borders.“Now we need the NSW Government to come to the table with a stronger management plan that’s consistent with their neighbours in the ACT and Victoria.“It’s becoming more difficult to keep feral horses out of the ACT’s parks as NSW populations grow – the last count found 14,000 horses across the border in Kosciusko.“While it’s positive that the NSW Environment Minister has promised to reduce these numbers, we need swift action beyond ineffective trapping and rehoming methods.”Minister for the Environment Rebecca Vassarotti said the ACT Government declared feral horses as pest animals last year to recognise the damage they cause to native habitats and species.“Our precious environment does not recognise state boundaries, which is why a joint and consistent approach with NSW is the only way to protect the environment from pests in the ACT and surrounding region,” Minister Vassarotti said.“We need to protect the natural and cultural values of Namadgi National Park from the impacts of feral horses.“The internationally significant Ginini Flats wetland complex in Namadgi National Park is the largest intact sphagnum bog and fen community in the Australian Alps.“We must protect the critically endangered Northern Corroboree Frogs as well as native Broad-toothed Rats, Alpine Tree Frogs, Reik’s Crayfish and Alpine Spiny Crayfish that call these wetlands home.“It is now time for the NSW Government to stop protecting destructive feral horses at the expense of our environment and unique biodiversity.”VIC Feral Horse Action Plan 2021: https://engage.vic.gov.au/alpine-feral-horse-action-planACT Feral Horse Management Plan: www.environment.act.gov.au/parks-conservation/plants-and-animals/biosecurity/pest-animals/feral_horse_management /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Act, ACT Government, Alpine, AusPol, Australia, Australian, Australian Greens, biodiversity, community, environment, Government, Minister, National Park, NSW, species, VIC, Victoria, wetlandlast_img read more

Council celebrates Hallam Recreation Reserve Hall’s refurbishment

first_imgCouncil celebrates Hallam Recreation Reserve Hall’s refurbishment The City of Casey celebrated a major refurbishment to the Hallam Recreation Reserve Hall last week, recognising the facilities ongoing benefits to the community.Built in the 1930’s, the Hallam Recreation Reserve Hall has continued to be one of Casey’s busiest recreation facilities, providing spaces for diverse community organisations, sport and health clubs.Recognising population growth within the area, Council set upon a renewal program for the hall, to ensure it could meet the current and future needs of community groups and residents.The $1.7 million refurbishment included floor surface renewal, installation of a new wall and retractable stage to the main hall. The amenity upgrades included an additional kitchen fit out, new electrical wiring and lighting throughout, and external and internal wall lining upgrades.Externally, new carparking bays where established and new pavement was laid to improve access to the building, as well as upgrades to the existing stormwater service and water supply and a new sewer line.City of Casey Chair of Administrators Noelene Duff PSM acknowledged how essential the hall was for ongoing community connections.“For many years now, the Hallam Recreation Reserve Hall has been a vital space for Casey’s diverse community groups and clubs to connect, with the hall providing a wide range of spaces and facilities,” said Ms Duff.“After many years of continued use and growth, a refurbishment was needed to ensure the hall can continue to service Hallam’s growing local community.”The State Government contributed $885,000 to this project through the Growing Suburbs Fund 2021/21, with the remaining $885,000 contributed by Council. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:building, Casey City, City of Casey, community, council, future, Government, local council, meet, project, space, stormwater, Victoria, Waterlast_img read more

City of Battle Ground adjusts Permit Center hours

first_imgName*Email*Website City of Battle Ground adjusts Permit Center hoursPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Wednesday, August 14, 2019in: Community Newsshare 0 Permit Center hours are now 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday BATTLE GROUND — The city of Battle Ground has temporarily adjusted the in-person counter service hours at its Permit Center located at City Hall. Permit Center hours are now 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Doors will close each day at 1 p.m. in order to process permit applications.     The city thanks you for your understanding; the temporary reduction in hours is due to an unexpected staff shortage.  The city is actively pursuing additional staffing so permit hours can be restored as soon as possible. Information provided by city of Battle Ground.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Battle GroundClark Countyshare 0 Previous : Thirteen file to fill Vancouver School Board vacancy Next : Levy lid lift lifts Battle Ground School District budgetAdvertisementThis is placeholder text guestLabel Name*Email*Website I allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreecenter_img guestLabel Subscribe Connect with LoginI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreeNotify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments I allow to use my email address and send notification about new comments and replies (you can unsubscribe at any time). 0 Comments Inline FeedbacksView all commentslast_img read more