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New Zealand local councils not fit for purpose - academic

RNZ 05 Mar 2021
A long-time councillor says inexperience, personality clashes and infrastructure costs are at the root of ongoing council infighting around the country, while a local government academic believes New Zealand's sector is unfit for purpose ... "Local government is not fit-for-purpose.

Nevada confirms 5,000th COVID-19 death, but trends improving

Rapid City Journal 05 Mar 2021
Cage said the task force will be meeting with individual counties in mid-March and April to help determine if the local plans they are developing will be ready for the transfer of general regulatory authority by May 1, and that likely won’t take place until later in several counties.

Efforts to reopen NC classrooms ramp up, despite Roy Cooper’s veto

Chatham Journal 05 Mar 2021
“It continues to be an exercise in frustration for our local superintendents to continue to have guidance issued that doesn’t really change anything.” ... Meanwhile, Republican lawmakers are seeking to leapfrog Cooper’s veto of Senate Bill 37 by introducing a series of local bills that aren’t subject to a gubernatorial veto.

Japanese citizens demand stop to ‘dangerous’ low-flying US helicopters

Press TV 05 Mar 2021
This isn't just trampling on (Japan's) sovereignty, it's a serious issue that threatens lives,” Jun Chisaka, Secretary-General of Japan Peace Committee, told local media ... Japanese Defense Ministry is reportedly investigating the issue, according to local media reports.

9 soldiers killed in military helicopter crash in E. Turkey 05 Mar 2021
local time (1055 GMT), was cut off at 2.25 p.m., the ministry said ... Local NTV broadcaster reported that one general was among the killed in the crash ... .

Senate votes to take up coronavirus relief package

Finger Lakes Times 05 Mar 2021
Those include narrowing the reach of tax rebate checks away from upper-income households and placing additional restrictions on some $350 billion in aid to state and local governments ... But Republicans also said they successfully got provisions that would let states and localities use direct aid for general revenue replacement.

Ways to get help if you don’t have flood insurance

Daily Advance 05 Mar 2021
State, county and local government services ... FEMA recommends that survivors reach out to their local emergency management departments to find more information about available resources. Local governments may be able to point you to free meals, provide disaster unemployment assistance and help with applications for federal aid.

New ownership brings Montana talc plants out of bankruptcy

Montana Standard 05 Mar 2021
Local workforce. Giorgio La Motta was the president of the three Imerys subsidiaries, and is now the president and general manager of Magris Talc USA and Canada ... Support Local Journalism ... The lockout lasted three months, during which the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers’ Local D-239 union group picketed on behalf of union workers at the mill.

Rural Americans in pharmacy deserts hurting for COVID-19 vaccines

Garden City Telegram 05 Mar 2021
But as vaccination opens up to the general public and supplies of the vaccines increase, local health departments may be overwhelmed with demand and may need to offload the task of vaccinating local residents to other health care providers ... “That means we have some time for those local health departments to figure this out.

Southern California adopts plan to build 1.3 million new homes by 2029

The Press Enterprise 05 Mar 2021
Local governments have until October to revise the “housing element” of their general plans to ensure there’s enough zoned land in their jurisdiction to build all their mandated homes during the region’s “sixth planning cycle,” running from October through October 2029 ... Local housing goals are divided into four income levels.

Will 2021 Be Public Banking’s Watershed Moment?

Dissident Voice 05 Mar 2021
The devastation caused by nationwide Covid-19 lockdowns in 2020 has highlighted the inadequacies of the current financial system in serving the public, local businesses, and local governments ... State and local governments are also in dire straits due to the crisis ... The Fed’s emergency lending facilities were also of little help to local businesses.

2020 piracy exceeds 2013-19 total due to pandemic – IPOPHL

Manila Bulletin 05 Mar 2021
“We fully support any endeavor, any movement, to address piracy concerning MMFF films, especially concerning Filipino films in general ’cause we recognize that our film makers, local actors, and even the small players, like our gaffers, they’re much affected by ...

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