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Local News: City won’t hike property tax (6/4/20)

Local News: City won’t hike property tax (6/4/20)

There are still a lot of fiscal year uncertainties associated with COVID-19, according to Shelbyville City Manager Shanna Boyette. But one thing is certain, Council is not planning to increase property taxes in 2021. With the state already forecasting a decrease in revenues due to COVID-19, the City is being conservative this fiscal year in […]

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City should have delayed rate hike | News, Sports, Jobs

City should have delayed rate hike | News, Sports, Jobs

The headline last week read, “Council agrees to ‘more palatable’ 5% water rate hike.” And trust us, we appreciate the effort of Alpena council members who debated over an initial request of a 10% hike for city residents. Certainly, the community is grateful the council settled in at the 5% hike, instead of the original […]

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20 Cool Camping Gadgets 2020

20 Cool Camping Gadgets 2020

Courtesy I have never understood those who love a minimalist camping trip. “Just me, my knife, and my canteen.” That’s really nice for you, but with all due respect, screw that. Now, I’m not saying you ought to bring two power generators, three portable air conditioners, and all your tablets. Camping is still a chance […]

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Commentary: Tax hikes in the midst of recession?

Commentary: Tax hikes in the midst of recession?

It’s the multi-billion-dollar question of the moment: In the midst of a sudden recession that has erased, at least temporarily, millions of jobs, would Californians support a batch of new taxes to prop up state and local government services? Gov. Gavin Newsom implicitly posed the question in his much-revised 2020-21 budget. It assumes a $41.2 […]

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Meghan Markle recreates Botswana camping trip for Harry’s birthday

Meghan Markle recreates Botswana camping trip for Harry’s birthday

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry typically give each other “incredibly romantic gifts,” says People.com— but for Harry’s birthday last September, his wife outdid herself. Markle recreated the 2016 Botswana camping trip where they fell in love in their very own backyard, a source told People, complete with a tent and sleeping bags. “It’s a place […]

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Niskayuna school board OKs budget with layoffs, 2.15% tax hike

Niskayuna school board OKs budget with layoffs, 2.15% tax hike

NISKAYUNA – After much debate over the past few months, the Board of Education voted Tuesday to adopt a budget for the upcoming academic year  that calls for a 2.15 percent in school taxes. The $90.8 million spending plan, which is right at the state tax cap and must now be approved by voters next […]

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As 2 O.C. campgrounds reopen for overnight stays, campers free from home lockdown rejoice – Orange County Register

As 2 O.C. campgrounds reopen for overnight stays, campers free from home lockdown rejoice – Orange County Register

Maria Pope showed up at 7 a.m. Saturday to the entrance of O’Neill Regional Park in Trabuco Canyon, eager to get a camping site made available after a two-month, coronavirus shutdown of camping, hiking and fishing at wilderness and regional parks in Orange County. OC Parks opened a reduced number of camping sites and the […]

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San Francisco city employees face possible hike in health plan costs

San Francisco city employees face possible hike in health plan costs

San Francisco is considering approving higher health care rates for more than 47,000 city employees and early retirees starting in July, but workers say they can’t afford to pay more during a pandemic and an economic recession. Around two dozen employees and labor leaders spoke against the increases Thursday during a meeting of the San […]

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Camping will have to be fire-free until late May

Camping will have to be fire-free until late May

The BLM’s Prince Creek Campground near Carbondale will remain closed until at least Memorial Day weekend.John Stroud/Post Independent Keep the campfire matches in the matchbox for now, or you just might get a visit from Smokey Bear. While dispersed camping is currently allowed on the White River National Forest and public lands managed by the […]

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