Home Daily News 2019 ABA Midyear Meeting opens in Las Vegas ABA Midyear Meeting By Amanda Robert Posted January 24, 2019, 7:00 am CST Photos from Shutterstock.com. ABA members and other legal professionals are converging on Las Vegas as the 2019 ABA Midyear Meeting kicks off. The city might be famous for entertainment, but plenty of business matters also are on the agenda. The annual event runs from Wednesday, Jan. 23 to Monday, Jan. 28 and includes meetings of the Board of Governors and the House of Delegates. ABA sections, divisions, committees and councils also will host meetings, CLE sessions and panel discussions. There will be a focus on association business at the midyear meeting, as well as two rare contested races for president-elect and treasurer. In the contested race for the presidency of the ABA for the 2020-2021 term, Patricia Lee Refo of Phoenix, a past chair of the House of Delegates, is facing G. Nicholas Casey of Charleston, West Virginia, a former ABA treasurer. … [Read more...] about 2019 ABA Midyear Meeting opens in Las Vegas
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Like many other parents, Stacie Archer was shaken by the Parkland school shooting, which made her fearful for the safety of her five children, all enrolled in public schools in Orange County.While the massacre of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School prompted fierce debate about gun control and arming teachers, Archer and a few other mothers in her west Orange neighborhood decided to sidestep those divisive issues and push for what they view as practical safety measures that could be put in place quickly.They want the Orange school district to install bullet-resistant glass, panic-button alarm systems and door-locking bars in all classrooms.Collectively, they say these measures could help alert police to an emergency and slow down a shooter long enough for law enforcement to arrive on campus.Then, Archer said, “I can sleep better at night.”Florida’s schools districts are already grappling with plenty of demands to make campuses safer. But figuring out what … [Read more...] about School-safety measures will take time, cost a lot, districts say
WASHINGTON -- When Barack and Michelle Obama announced they were staying in Washington after eight years in the White House, there was a palpable buzz. related advertisement The conventional move for a post-presidency life is back home: a return to roots, a presidential library and distinguished service. No modern president has remained in the nation's capital after leaving office; the last was the ailing Woodrow Wilson in 1921. So the idea of the vibrant, glamorous Obamas - two of the most famous people in the world - living here was a very big deal. Expectations were high.Longtime Washingtonians hoped they would become unofficial ambassadors for the nation's capital, embracing their adopted city. Instead, they've embraced their new lives as private citizens, emphasis on "private."In the past 18 months - aside from a few carefully curated public appearances - they are rarely spotted around town. They still love going to restaurants and attending the occasional … [Read more...] about How the Obamas managed to become invisible in Washington, D.C.
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By Erin Baldassari | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: January 6, 2019 at 4:10 pm | UPDATED: January 6, 2019 at 4:16 pm MARIN COUNTY — Jessica Thomas and her family had to scramble. They were planning on visiting Alcatraz on Sunday during a short trip to San Francisco from their home in San Diego. But, with news of Muir Woods closing Monday due to the federal government shutdown, they had to rearrange their plans, she said, and quickly. “We just found out yesterday,” she said. “We’re lucky they let us switch the tickets.” In a standoff that continues to hold the federal budget hostage, the Muir Woods National Monument, one of the most iconic of Bay Area parks, will finally have to close Monday after managing to stay open for the first 16 days of the shutdown thanks to donations from park vendors, according to a post on the National Park Service’s website. But, beginning Monday, the nearly 3,000 daily visitors … [Read more...] about Muir Woods national park girds for shutdown on Monday