Hurricane Nate will likely be quickly forgotten in Louisiana, but the impacts of last year’s catastrophic flooding are still being felt.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: More bad news for public education in Oklahoma; traffic tickets decline in N.J. county in a big way; and where is the exact center of Pennsylvania?
Can your agency effectively respond to a disaster amid a widespread telecommunications outage?
Also in our State and Local Weekend Digest: Tree removal standoff in San Diego; auditing disputes for Minnesota counties; and N.Y. vs. N.J. acrimony continues over Port Authority Bus Terminal.
Police organizations want a ban on such equipment repealed for officer safety, but killings of police are actually at an all-time low.
After years of racial and economic tension, the Louisiana city must wrestle with the shootings of Alton Sterling and six police officers.
Also in our State and Local Weekend News Digest: South Dakota at bottom of same-sex marriage list; Portland’s tree-cutting mystery; and N.Y.C.’s response to synthetic marijuana overdoses.
Moore cited a “personal relationship” with the parents of Blane Salamoni, one of the officers involved in the shooting.
The footage appears to show two Baton Rouge officers wrestling 37-year-old Alton Sterling to the ground, then sticking a gun in his chest, and shooting him dead.
Levees are being checked for sand boils as water levels rise. And in Louisiana, there’s no word yet whether the Bonnet Carré and Morganza spillways will be opened.
In a guest article, Mayor-President Melvin L. “Kip” Holden discusses what it takes for small- and medium-sized cities to become digital leaders.
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