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  • Census: Large Oklahoma counties grow, small counties shrink

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma's large counties are growing in population while smaller counties are losing residents, according to new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau. Figures released Thursday show Oklahoma City has continued its growing streak, gaining more than 11,200 people between mid-2016 and mid-2017. The Tulsa area also ...
  • Census: Large Oklahoma counties grow, small counties shrink

    Recent data numbers show Oklahoma's large counties are growing in population while smaller counties are losing residents. The U.S. Census Bureau figures released Thursday show Oklahoma City has continued its … Click to Continue

  • The Daily Kos Elections county-by-county guide to watching the PA-18 election

    The eagerly anticipated day is just about here: the special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th district, where Democratic candidate Conor Lamb faces off against Republican state Rep. Rick Saccone. Despite the district’s dark-red recent history—Donald Trump won the district by about 20 points, and Republican Rep. Tim Murphy (whose resignation triggered this election) won his last two elections without any opposition at all—this is looking very competitive. Lamb has had small leads in three of the...
  • More than 400 people from 66 counties earn U.S. citizenship at Johnson County Community College

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — More than 400 people became U.S. citizens today at a naturalization ceremony at Johnson County Community College. Citizens from 66 different countries were welcomed. “When I think about all of this I just think about everything my family went through,” says Gabriel Garay. 24-year-old Gabriel Garay is from Bolivia. He came to America when he was six. “My family adopted me, they just made a lot of sacrifices,” Garay said. “I’m very happy, but it’s more […]

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  • Last year, zero Baltimore County residents weighed in on a $3B budget. So the county plans to add more hearings.

    Baltimore County has more than 830,000 residents, and none spoke up last year on how the county should spend its $3 billion budget. Baltimore County Council members are trying to change that.
  • Frustrated Clay County residents create petition to audit county’s alleged misuse of taxpayers’ money

    CLAY COUNTY, Mo. – A county in conflict: That`s how one elected official describes Clay County. This Northland county is facing growing public outrage after slashed budgets, salary increases for elected officials and possible misuse of taxpayer money. Stop wasteful spending. It`s a message, a mantra, that Clay County citizens have made their battle cry. They’re frustrated by what they see as a misuse of taxpayer money, overspending, lack of internal controls and budget cuts to much-needed county...

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  • Cannabis cash in Monterey County

    The new recreational marijuana industry is expected to pump millions of cannabis tax dollars into Salinas and Monterey County coffers. But where will that money...

  • Endorsements for Cook County Board

    Last year’s geyserlike public eruption over a sweetened beverage tax — think Mento mints in, um, Diet Coke — left voters with a big win and an abundance of candidates for the Cook County Board, which foolishly had imposed the revenue grab while pretending it was all about health benefits. (If it...
  • Disgraceful Broward County Deputies

    While Nickolas Cruz was shooting up the high school, four deputies stood outside with guns ... and did nothing

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  • Vietnam veteran honored by Saratoga County

    BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. >> A highly-decorated serviceman who flew more than 300 night missions over Vietnam was recognized Tuesday during Honoring Our Deceased Veterans program ceremonies at Saratoga County Offices in Ballston Spa. A large crowd turned out to pay tribute to late Air Force Staff Sergeant Sam Johnson, the husband of former Town of Day Supervisor Mary Ann Johnson, who chaired the county Veterans Committee for many years.

  • Punk icon Jayne County is back

    We hear that County’s fielding heated offers for her show to travel internationally.

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  • Discussions, vigils thrive in Broward County

    Broward County, Florida, is a nice progressive place with a Democratic School Board and a Democratic sheriff. The county was living the South Florida dream until Valentine's Day, when a homicidal maniac broke into one of its high schools and slaughtered 17 of its students and faculty, one of whom ...
  • Learn about the future of transportation in Tarrant County

    This new, integrated effort will assist cyclists, walkers and those who take public transportation in Fort Worth. Meetings are scheduled for March 20-27.

    City of Fort Worth, Texas
  • “March” forward with Pierce County Library

    Every now and then we get the urge to find the nearest rooftop so we can shout how lucky we feel to live in a community where people aren’t afraid … Click to Continue

  • Person rescued from ravine in Sumner County

    Sumner County emergency crews worked to rescue someone who was trapped in a ravine overnight.
  • Idaho county to dissolve administration department

    An Idaho county has voted to dissolve its administration department. The Times-News reports Cassia County Commissioners voted last week to get rid of the county's administration department by June 1. … Click to Continue

  • Final choices for Cook County courts

    The Tribune Editorial Board concludes endorsements for Cook County subcircuit judicial races. All of these are Democratic primaries unless noted. 5th subcircuit, Washington II vacancy: This is an easy choice. Judge Robert Harris was Cook County’s public guardian from 2004 until his appointment...
  • Endorsements for Cook County circuit courts

    The Tribune begins endorsements for contested primaries for Cook County Circuit Court judge. Choose wisely, voters, because it is maddeningly difficult to remove a bad judge once elected. Sitting judges must stand for retention every six years. It takes only a 60 percent “yes” vote to keep them...
  • Saratoga County Jail inmate dies

    BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. >> A Saratoga County Jail inmate facing sentencing for criminal sexual act has died from an apparent suicide, the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office said. A corrections officer found Michael Hands, 51, formerly of Greenwich, unresponsive during a routine check at about 1:45 a.

  • Man arrested in Orange County killing

    Orange County deputies arrested a man accused of shooting and killing a 21-year-old off Goldenrod Road Tuesday night. Mathew Jesus Prieto, 24, faces a murder charge in the death of Emilio Jose Curet, Orange County sheriff’s spokeswoman Deputy Ingrid Tejada-Monforte said. He also faces charges of...
  • Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership expands staff

    MALTA, N.Y. >> Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership recently announced an expansion of its professional staff. Shelby Schneider, who joined the Saratoga Partnership in May 2016 as director of business retention and expansion, has been promoted to vice president. In her new role, she will spearhead a host of economic attraction and retention initiatives, working closely with public and private sector partners and stakeholders to drive economic growth in Saratoga County, a news release...

  • Building that houses Hudson County offices is evacuated

    The Hudson County Plaza building has been evacuated at 1:20 p.m. today after a "suspicious package" was delivered there, people at the scene said. UPDATE: Employees at Hudson County Plaza were allowed back into the building at 1:50 p.m. after the package was deemed safe by the Jersey City Bomb Squad. The Hudson County Plaza building has been evacuated at 1:20 p.m. today after a "suspicious package" was delivered there, people at the scene said. The building, at 257...
  • Census: Arkansas populations shrink in 40 counties

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Recent census figures show that many of Arkansas' smaller counties shrank in population, but larger counties saw growth. The U.S. Census Bureau publicly released its latest population estimates on Thursday, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported . Population experts said most metropolitan areas in Arkansas and nationwide ...
  • Freemont County clerk accused of embezzling more than $220K

    Arrest records say the Fremont County clerk and recorder accused of embezzling more than $220,000 from taxpayers over a seven-year period tried to keep the investigation secret by threatening to fire employees who talked about it.