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October Duluth News Roundup

A quick tour of stuff that I’m following from afar in Duluth this month:

Latest Developments (Pun Intended)

The big news this week was of… 1,157 more words

Ex-Carbon Hill mayor pleads guilty, maintains innocence

CARBON HILL, Ala. (WIAT) — A small town sex scandal came to an end Friday, as James “Pee Wee” Richardson resigned as mayor of Carbon Hill. 326 more words

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The York Student Vote

Gathering municipal student votes, a core issue
By Rahman Mohamed

As voting day for Ontario municipalities nears, campaigns grow more intense. Whether it’s gathering student votes or bringing election awareness, the student vote is starting to take centre stage at… 178 more words

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Victim ID’d In Fatal Tour-Bus Accident; SF City Hall Aware Pedestrian-Safety Measures Need Improvement

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— The investigation continues into Thursday’s deadly crash in the crosswalk in front of San Francisco City Hall where a motorized-cable car ran over an accountant from the City Controller’s Office. 446 more words

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Our Mayoral Endorsement

It just shouldn’t be this difficult writing an endorsement.

After such a tumultuous 4 years at City Hall, the melodrama, the outright assault on civility and common sense, the ripped from the crime fiction pages, you’d think choosing an alternative would be easy. 1,437 more words

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Two Good Choices for Toronto Mayor

Here we are, one extended weekend away from e-Day and the end of 10 months of drama, intrigue, sex, lies and cell phone video.  We have seen the incumbent mayor lie about drug use, get caught on video committing all manner of indiscretions, make a complete ass of himself on Jimmy Kimmell Live, admit to drug use, go into rehab, emerge unrepentant from rehab, host a non-campaign event party for his followers and then late in the campaign get diagnosed with cancer and withdraw from the race.  1,406 more words

Election Predictions pt. 6 - The Final Master List

About 5 weeks ago, I published five posts – one, two, three, four, five – profiling my preliminary predictions for each of the 14 wards and the mayor’s race. 876 more words

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