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This year’s Fremantle Anzac Day dawn service at Monument Hull will be different when the Ode of Remembrance will be recited in Noongar language for the first time ever.

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California Recognizes “Nonbinary” Gender Category And Requires Certain State Agencies To Collect Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity Data

April 2019
Number 22

The California Legislature recently passed legislation, taking effect in 2018 and 2019, making it easier for individuals to change their gender identity on official documents, adding a new gender identity option to certain forms of identification and vital records, and requiring certain state and local agencies to change data collection practices so that gender identity is more accurately accounted for in demographic data. 552 more words


The California Court of Appeal Has Spoken, Not Just Anyone Can Be Elected County Sheriff—So Says County Clerk

April 2019
Number 20

In 2017, basketball Hall-of-Famer Shaquille O’Neil was sworn in as a deputy sheriff of Henry County, Georgia. The momentous occasion concluded with a moment levity at the end of the swearing-in ceremony when Mr. 856 more words

Local Government

Five scenes from a Tuesday morning session at the Vanderburgh County Circuit Court

8:56 A.M.

“This is the place to be this morning apparently,” said an
attorney to no one in particular. “Yeah, this is a happening place.” … 666 more words


Recent Publications, Localism and Local Government Awards Pages Updated

The LogoNet Recent Publications page has been updated, with links added for over a dozen publications mainly from early 2019. The page features selected new reports, articles, papers, books, presentations and other publications addressing local government issues, especially those related to research, practice and innovation in the sector. 67 more words

Local Government

Budget shortfall has county sheriff intending to resign

Citizens of Harney County, sheriff’s office staff, and commissioners, the Harney County Sheriff’s Office is not currently funded or staffed to provide adequate law enforcement or search and rescue services necessary to the citizens of Harney County. 75 more words

Guest Opinion

Harney County sheriff plans to resign, citing funding concerns

Sheriff Dave Ward cited funding concerns in an op-ed announcing his plans to retire at the end of 2019. He said it’s his opinion that the lone way for Harney County to surmount a “current budget crisis” is to eliminate employee positions. 39 more words

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