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PM orders review of east Jerusalem's status

...The situation is especially dire in those areas outside the barrier, which suffer from overcrowding and lack of municipal services as Palestinians have fled a housing crunch in Arab neighborhoods inside the barrier. Israeli police often do not...
Nation and World
Low voter turnout brings local media together

...Education affect them, they might be more motivated to get to the polls. Issues like tax exemptions, mill rates and municipal services might seem dull, but they acutely affect the lives of Juneau residents. "These are going to be the decisions...
My Turn: Retirement checks should never bounce

...Alaska taxpayers at that time ? many of them not yet old enough to vote in 2014 - would be paying for state and municipal services received today.If the Legislature abandon's Parnell's plan to pay down the liability, there is the additional...
My Turn: Celebrating Juneau's sense of community

...gratitude for the contribution CBJ volunteers make to our community. As you know, volunteerism spreads well beyond municipal service. Whether it be through the three Rotary groups, Juneau Chamber of Commerce, League of Women Voters, the scouts...
Empire Editorial: Doing less with fewer We'd be surprised if there aren't more job losses at the city level during the next six months.Municipal services also will be impacted as the city lowers its spending to match its earnings. Residents may notice a delay in other...
Juneau got LBGT-friendlier in 2014

...add an additional four points. Juneau scores full points for its Human Rights Commission, but in the category of Municipal Services, points are lost for not explicitly including gender identity in the Juneau School District's anti-bullying...
Florida's lauded, let-go lifeguard

...appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Friday, July 6:In tight financial times, many cities save money by outsourcing municipal services such as clerical work to private companies. But there is no service more central to government and the people it...
Lesson in contrasts: Stockton, San Bernardino and Sandy Springs

...that an alternative model was required."A few cities, he noted, use private contractors to provide specific municipal services, such as road maintenance, water works and trash collection, but "no city as large as the future Sandy Springs...
Alaska Editorial: There's a lesson in Interior city tax revolt

...income taxes, if they itemize. They don't see it for what it is, essentially the only tax they pay for state and municipal services. They don't see it as a fair price to pay for a wide range of services. They just see red when they see the...
Empire fans controversy with verbose abuse

...excels in such behavior. As the acting mayor of Pelican, I responsibly focus on the regulatory requirements for municipal services. And approve a budget that maintains a stable workforce with several capital projects coming on line. I am trying...


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