Fort Worth voters have approved all seven of the bond packages presented since 1986. Historically, bond elections bring out the lowest number of voters. In 2014, only 3 percent of the city's 364,284 voters cast ballots. The city now has about 423,200 registered voters. … [Read more...] about Voters to decide whether Fort Worth should spend $399.5 million on streets, parks
Like many other religious groups, including the Russian Orthodox Church, the Jehovah’s Witnesses have been rocked in recent years by child abuse scandals. In Britain, dozens of current and former members alleged in March that they had been sexually assaulted. They also accused senior members of covering up the abuse. “Elders treat victims of child abuse with compassion, understanding, and kindness,” the Jehovah’s Witnesses responded in a statement. However, there have been no allegations of child abuse against the religious group in Russia, and attorneys for the Justice Ministry did not cite the issue ahead of the Supreme Court’s decision to classify them as extremists. … [Read more...] about Russia Is Rounding Up Jehovah’s Witnesses—Are Other Groups Next?
Officials at Senate Majority PAC told the newspaper that they have reserved airtime late in the summer in four states the President Donald Trump won handily in 2016 to support Democrats who are running for reelection: Indiana, North Dakota, Missouri and West Virginia. They will also run ads in two states where Democratic candidates hope to unseat GOP incumbents: Tennessee and Nevada. … [Read more...] about Senate Dem Super PAC to Spend $17 Million on TV Ads in August
Now a crew of 7 to 8 firefighters stay in the building 24 hours a day. Formica said the crew stays in a converted space on the second floor far from their trucks. While there is a fire pole, it isn't in a good location so the firefighters use the stairs, Formica said. … [Read more...] about Greater Round Lake Fire District seeks $4.5 million to update stations
Currently, the crew stays in a converted space on the second floor, far from their trucks. Formica said they want to redesign the building so they can have the crew quarters next to the garage to speed up response times and eliminate a potentially dangerous middle-of-the-night rush from the beds to the trucks. … [Read more...] about With $4.5 million secured, upgrades at Greater Round Lake Fire District begin