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Our view: NJ shift to more accurate consensus forecasts of revenue is overdue – Press of Atlantic City

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The benefits of budgeting at any level depend on being realistic. A family or a government that plans to spend more money than it is likely to have just asks for trouble.

The poor fiscal condition of New Jersey state government makes realistic budgeting more critical. Yet state law puts revenue forecasting in the hands of just the governor’s office.

That makes it more subject to partisan influence, with biased forecasts supporting tax increases or tax cuts, and always more spending. Unilateral action also insulates the revenue forecast from the sort of…

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Global Instant Noodles Market to Witness Stunning Growth to Generate Massive Revenue – Neptune Pine

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New York City, NY: January 06, 2019 – Published via (Wired Release) – Research Report studies Deep analysis of the Global Instant Noodles Market primarily based upon factors on which the companies compete in the business, key trends and segmentation study. Instant Noodles Market report analyses current market bearings along with future market scope. The research study helps to analyze the changes in market dynamics and regional market volume. This report will help to know the business opportunities in the Instant Noodles Market in the coming years. The report offers key insights…

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POLITICO Playbook: Washington returns to a world in crisis – POLITICO

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AFTER A SOMNAMBULANT FEW WEEKS, WASHINGTON is snapping back into action, kicking off what could be the most volatile slice of time in the most volatile period in memory.

THE UNITED STATES faces international and domestic turmoil. Thousands of soldiers are beginning 2020 by boarding…

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RAM Reaches Its Highest Sales US – Yahoo Singapore News

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It was in 2019 when Ram decided to part ways with the Dodge marque and created its own line of pickup trucks. Now under the Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) brand, the brand focuses on “real truck customers,” who prioritize off-road performance instead of style.

Now, ten years later, Ram’s hard work is starting to pay off in the U.S. Currently, its North American base in Auburn Hills, Michigan, FCA US LLC has reached its highest reported sale–703,023 just this 2019, with an 18 percent increase in sales over 2018.

Meanwhile, its pickup truck sales also rose to 18 percent in 2018,…

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RWE brings West of the Pecos solar project online – The Killeen Daily Herald

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AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —

Silvia Ortin, COO Onshore Wind and Solar PV Americas, RWE Renewables:
“The completion of our largest solar project in the U.S. is another good example of RWE’s continued success in the U.S. market and our effort to diversify our portfolio across technologies. With a development pipeline of more than 10 GW our strategy for renewables in the U.S. is geared for growth. A very big thank you to all involved employees and partners, who made an excellent job in the smooth execution of this project. West of the Pecos underscores our commitment to being the…

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Car Carrier Truck Fire Closes Part Of 206 In Burlington County – Cinnaminson, NJ Patch

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BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ — A truck fire is causing headaches and delays on a major South Jersey highway Monday morning. The right lane of Route 206 south is closed at Exit 7 in Bordentown due to a car carrier truck that has caught fire, according to 511nj.org. The fire was first reported shortly after 6 a.m.

The truck was carrying multiple cars, according to nj.com. Multiple fire departments from Mercer and Burlington counties were on the scene. It wasn’t clear what caused the fire.

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Palmyra woman suffers serious injuries in Marion County crash – WGEM

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Two Palmyra teenagers are recovering after a Sunday morning car crash on County Road 329 in Marion County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the incident happened around 12:15 AM.

Officials say Trinity Griesbaum, 18, was traveling as a passenger in a car driven by 18-year-old Cole Tuggle.

Their vehicle crashed when it failed to negotiate a curve, ran off the left side of the roadway and struck a ditch.

Both were taken to Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

Griesbaum suffered serious injuries while Tuggle’s injuries were…

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Impeachment live updates: Congressional Republicans step up pressure on Pelosi to send articles of impeachment to Senate – The Washington Post

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As they return to Washington this week after the holiday recess, congressional Republicans are preparing to step up pressure on Pelosi to transmit the articles of impeachment, a strategy they highlighted Sunday.

“It’s now been almost three weeks, and she hasn’t taken any action,” Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Tex.) told Fox News. “She’s let that progressive, socialist, Democratic mob walk her into a box canyon. She’s put a gun to her own head and she’s looking for Mitch McConnell to give her a way out, and he’s not going to do that.”

Multiple Democratic officials expect Pelosi…

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Troy School District seeking donations for MLK Day of Service – The Oakland Press

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The Troy School District is seeking donations for its Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Jan. 20.

More than 1,000 people have attended the event at Troy Athens High School the past few years. This year, the district plans to conduct these service projects:

  • Assemble care packages and write cards for Troy and Michigan-based members of the military serving overseas.
  • Tie no-sew fleece blankets for children, veterans and cancer patients at local hospitals.
  • Hold a Red Cross blood drive.
  • Process plastic bags in order to create plastic yarn, or “plarn,” which…

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Letter to the editor: Senators should support carbon dividend bill – Press Herald

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Global warming is now a crisis, but there is a way you can help both the planet and your budget. HR 763 would place a fee on carbon based fuel ( gas, oil and coal) and return that money directly and equally to every American. A family of four would get about $288 monthly starting a month before the fees start. This would allow people to afford the estimated 15 cent increase per gallon on gas and oil in the first year . The fee on fossil fuels and the dividend would increase yearly until the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere is reduced adequately to stop global warming.

A recent Citizens…

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Plan a winter day trip to Madison-Bouckville – Utica Observer Dispatch

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Although the antique big shows of 2020 haven’t come yet, many of the shops on and around the Route 20 corridor from Madison to Bouckville are still open — and offering a destination for antique and collectibles shoppers from all over.

“We want people to know there are still shops open and activities going on during the winter,” said Lynn Harvey, owner of the Victorian Rose Vintage shop on Route 20. “People don’t have to drive anywhere else to go out and have an adventure.”

Her shop is now open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during the winter season, Harvey said. She…

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Jodie Comer and Andrew Scott laugh off Golden Globes snub after Fleabag win – Metro.co.uk

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SPECIAL AWARDS:

Carol Burnett Award for Excellence in Television: Ellen DeGeneres

Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement in Film: Tom Hanks

FILM CATEGORIES:

Best Motion Picture: Drama – 1917

Best Motion Picture: Comedy/Musical – Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Best Performance by Actor in a Motion Picture: Drama – Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)

Best Performance by Actress in a Motion Picture: Drama – Renee Zellwegger (Judy)

Best Performance by Actress in a Motion Picture: Musical or Comedy – Awkwafina (The Farewell)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture: Musical or Comedy -…

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DECATUR — Jean Marie Munson, | Ads – Herald & Review

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DECATUR — Jean Marie Munson, 93, of Decatur, IL, passed away Friday, January 3, 2019 at Heritage Health in Mt. Zion, IL. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 8, at Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home, Decatur, with visitation from 9:00 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in La Place Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church. Jean was born June 30, 1926, in La Place, IL, daughter of Ralph W. and Sarah Elizabeth (Hissong) Metzger. She married Robert Rodell Munson on April 2, 1981, in Decatur; he preceded…

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Local marijuana retailer licensed to deliver recreational marijuana – KTVZ

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    Burton, MI (WNEM) — A local marijuana retailer has been licensed to deliver recreational marijuana right to your door.

Nature’s ReLeaf in Burton is one of three businesses in Michigan that have been approved for home deliveries.

“We’re working as fast as possible to get that to everybody,” said Ally Goff, spokesperson for Nature’s ReLead.

The company is launching its home delivery service Jan. 20.

Soon, some Mid-Michigan medical and recreational marijuana users will be able to get product delivered to their front…

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2020 Golden Globes: Taylor Swift and Amy Poehler Are Definitely Not Feuding Anymore (Live Updates) – Entertainment Tonight

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2020 Golden Globes: Taylor Swift and Amy Poehler Are Definitely Not Feuding Anymore (Live Updates) | Entertainment Tonight

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Driver Dead After Single-Car Crash in Arlington – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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One man is dead after a single-car crash in Arlington Sunday morning, police say.

The crash happened in the 5500 block of North Little School Road, just south of Treepoint Drive, before 7 a.m., Arlington police said.

The driver, identified by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office as 31-year-old Colten Cox of Kennedale, died at the scene, police said.

Police said Cox lost control of his vehicle, drove over a curb and struck a light pole.

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Red Bank New Year/New Flavour Tasting Event to benefit HABcore, January 27th at Molly Pitcher – TAPinto.net

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RED BANK, NJ: The Red Bank Business Alliance (RBBA) is again having a great charitable event, one of the best that Red Bank hosts: New Year, New Flavour!

This is a really fun time when Red Bank’s finest restaurants will showcase a new menu item. 

YOU get the opportunity to vote on what food item you liked best, which then be featured on that restaurant’s menu.

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This popular event not only supports the local Red…

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Jan. 7: ‘Motherload,’ an independent documentary about the cargo bike movement, moms, and changing the world – Manchester Ink Link

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CONCORD, NH — Five New Hampshire health advocacy groups have teamed up to bring “Motherload” to Red River Theatre on Jan 7. The movie is a crowdsourced documentary in which the cargo bicycle becomes a vehicle for exploring parenthood in this digital age of climate change.

The sponsoring organizations are:

  • Bike-Walk Alliance of New Hampshire (BWANH)
  • Central New Hampshire Bike Coalition (CNHBC)
  • Bike Manchester (BikeMHT)
  • Granite State Wheelers (GSW)
  • Granite State Health & Fitness Foundation (GSFHH).

Check them out on their web or social media sites & consider supporting them with a…

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LEAP officially welcomed with ceremonial flag raising – Daily Bulldog

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LEAP was officially welcomed to Wilton Sunday afternoon with a ceremonial flag raising.

WILTON – Progress was celebrated Sunday afternoon at the new temporary home of LEAP Inc. in the business park at 128 Weld Road. The space, owned by Gil Reed and Mark Berry of Western Maine Development Group LLC, was offered to the non-profit at no cost following the fatal explosion on Sept. 16 that completely demolished their newly renovated office space and training facility.

“One of the first things I had to do was find a place for our central office operations to work and continue with our trainings….

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Everyone Counts: Info Session Focuses On Census2020 Participation – Patch.com

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PALOS HEIGHTS, IL — In April, the U.S. Census Bureau will begin the decennial count of every U.S. household. To help educate community members on the importance of participating in the 2020 census, the League of Women Voters of the Palos-Orland Area will host an information session at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11. The event will be held at the Palos Heights Public Library, 12501 S. 71st Ave.

Data dissemination specialist Illeana Serrano, from the U.S. Census Bureau, will be sharing information and resources for participating in the census. Serrano will also discuss why wide-spread…

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Tech Conferences Happening in the U.S. in the First Half of 2020 – Tech Times

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2020 is poised to be a busy year for techpreneurs and tech geeks everywhere.  ( Photo by Evangeline Shaw on Unsplash )

2020 is poised to be a busy year for techpreneurs and tech geeks everywhere. As of writing, there are almost 100 events you can attend in the first half of the year in the United States alone.

Whether you’re looking to network with higher-level executives or introduce your tech products in a trade show, this list has you covered. From SaaS conferences to Fintech summits, we’re certain you’ll find an event to match your interest and suits your schedule.

January 2020…

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Jan. 9: Soft opening for Thrive Outdoors on Elm Street – Manchester Ink Link

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MANCHESTER, NH – Locally owned small business, Thrive Outdoors, has made bringing its wilderness and adventure-based programming to the heart of the largest city in Manchester, its focus of 2019.

Renovations of the old train station at 200 Elm St. have been ongoing since February of this year and include the creation of an indoor log cabin office, an adventure survival skills obstacle course, low-ropes elements, a boulder wall, and more. [READ MORE HERE].

Live plants flourish throughout and local artisans have painted murals…

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Finding Minnesota: St. Louis Park’s Roller Garden – WCCO | CBS Minnesota

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Today, the Roller Garden is one of the few remaining roller rinks in the Twin Cities. It’s now celebrating more than 75 years as a skating rink, and the same family has owned it for 50 consecutive years.

In this week’s Finding Minnesota, John Lauritsen shows us how they roll.

Funny how time just skates on by.

The Roller Garden has been a roller rink since Harry Truman was President. But the building itself goes back even further. Its first purpose was for horse riding and indoor polo and later tennis took over.

“The first indoor tennis in Minnesota was played…

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Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 1/6/2020 – InsiderNJ

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Below is Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing for 1/6/2020:

 

SPONSOR MESSAGE (CHARGEVC):

Pass EV Bill to Unleash Once in Generation Opportunity

There’s agreement among business and labor, faith-based, health, and environmental groups along with auto dealers and utilities — “The time is now. Pass the EV Bill S2252/A4819.”  Why?
  • Savings: puts the state on a path to lower electric rates for everyone –savings whether or not you are an EV driver—and allows for massive savings otherwise spent on petroleum;
  • Jobs: positions New Jersey to capture the related…

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Gabe Brown and Marcus Bingham Jr. show rapid maturity – The State News

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For senior guard Cassius Winston, Michigan State’s 87-69 victory over Michigan included a few milestones.

Earning a fourth straight victory over his rival, Winston earned a career high 32 points on nine assists. He also passed Denzel Valentine on MSU’s all-time scoring list, taking over the No. 11 spot.

And while Winston’s two three-point makes incited the returning Izzone students and Breslin crowd to become “so loud where I couldn’t hear,” according to sophomore forward Gabe Brown, it was…

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Voice of the People, Jan. 6, 2020 | Letters – Press of Atlantic City

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Brexit vote, US unrelated

Brexit voting has no credence here. Beware of the candidates like Joe Biden and Sunday news analysts who say populist sentiment in England could spell disaster for Democrats here if the party picks a far left candidate. They are confusing issues and candidates.

Jeremy Corbyn is as despised in England as Hillary Clinton is here. Flawed candidates like Clinton and Corbyn are the reason populist candidates won in 2016 and recently in England to settle the three year struggle in Parliament over Brexit, nothing more. The issues here are…

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Business People: Target Corp. named Yahoo Finance Company of the Year for 2019 share price gain – St. Paul Pioneer Press

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Minneapolis based retailer Target Corp. was named Yahoo Finance‘s 2019 Company of the Year, with the financial news site citing sales tallies that have helped push shares of Target to an 88 percent year-to-date gain by December.

ADVERTISING/PUBLIC RELATIONS

Marketing Architects, a Minneapolis-based independent TV advertising agency, has welcomed Catrina McAuliffe as senior vice president of Brand Strategy and Paul Schmidt as vice president of Client Growth. … Andy Reierson has been promoted to CEO of RR46, a Fargo, N.D.-based family of nine companies offering marketing…

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Ag Legislative Seminar slated for Feb. 25 in Lansing – Browncitybanner

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LANSING — Michigan Farm Bureau’s marquee grassroots lobbying event, Lansing Legislative Seminar, is slated for Feb. 25, 2020 and promises an exciting day for members passionate about advocating for agriculture and Farm Bureau policy and learning about state legislative and regulatory issues.

Members interested in participating are encouraged to contact their county Farm Bureau before the Feb. 7 registration deadline.

While the main program begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Lansing Center, members looking to arrive early to the capital city have options for starting their day.

State…

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ShotSpotter expanding to six more neighborhoods in 2020 – WCPO

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CINCINNATI — ShotSpotter recorded 168 reports of shots fired in the Price Hill and Avondale areas during overnight New Year’s celebrations this week.

Now, the police department says it’s planning to triple the size of the program this year by bringing the technology to six more neighborhoods across town.

ShotSpotter, which uses a network of microphones to pinpoint shootings, will expand into the West End, Over-the-Rhine, Westwood, Millvale, South Fairmount and Evanston by year’s end. And some in other Cincinnati neighborhoods, like Jamison Walker, say the technology can’t come their…

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Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 1:40 am EST – 9&10 News

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My 2020 vision for the coming year – Richmond County Daily Journal

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Barring some unforeseen economic happening or weather-related event, politics will be North Carolina’s number one story in 2020.

It starts early, as lawmakers return to Raleigh January 14th in hopes of finally resolving the months-long budget standoff. North Carolinians are weary from the partisan political wrangling between the governor and legislature, understanding it has held up pay raises, Medicaid reforms and all manner of other appropriations.

Let’s hope it is resolved before the March 3rd primary elections. Candidate filing deadlines expired just before Christmas, so get…

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Des Moines Looking to Loosen Regulations on Short Term Housing Rentals | 1040 WHO – KFI AM 640

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DES MOINES, Iowa – Des Moines is looking to relax some regulations for short term housing rentals, such as Airbnb and HomeAway.

A proposal would eliminate requirements for owners of short term rental properties to have lived in the unit, or limit the number of units they can operate. It would further ditch other short term rental rules, including distance between rental units, and limiting the amount of time a housing unit can be used as a rental.

The regulations were recently put in place as part of the first new city zoning ordinance in decades.

Des Moines Neighborhood Zoning…

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3 Cartwright mobile homes catch fire, fire marshal investigating – KXII-TV

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CARTWRIGHT, Okla. (KXII) Minnow Drive in Cartwright was full of fire engines, flashing lights and smoke Wednesday evening.

Around 6:30 p.m. fire crews from Cartwright and Colbert responded to a multi-structure fire. 3 mobile homes within a few feet of each other went up in flames.

Neighbors said the homes were all vacant at the time. Officials confirmed no one was inside when they arrived. One witness who lives nearby said he’s thankful the fire didn’t spread to his home.

“It was crazy! I…

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Updated 10 bold predictions: Me vs. Mrs. Rita’s – The Athletic

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At the beginning of the season, The Athletic asked its NHL beat writers to make some predictions about the teams they cover. You all know how I feel about predictions. As I noted in the story at the time, on my list of prudent journalistic ventures, predictions rate right down there with any kind of rankings, mock drafts, fantasy advice or mafia exposés.

Like a good soldier, however, I complied.

As we usher in a new year and pass the midpoint of the season, I have decided to look back at those predictions to see how I am faring. Instead of just looking at my own projections,…

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Education in Manchester: A visit with West High School Principal Dichard – Manchester Ink Link

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Author’s note: This article is the first in a series of articles concerning education in Manchester.


MANCHESTER, NH — When a person unfamiliar with the building first attempts to enter West High School from either Second Street or Notre Dame Avenue, they are first struck by an innumerable series of locked doors. There is only one door open to visitors; it is not clearly marked. Inside, a receptionist awaits behind a desk, ready to hand out visitor stickers. Inside, the school resembles the campus of a community college rather than a traditional high school. The…

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Two Injured In New Years Eve Crash: Oswego Police – Oswego, IL Patch

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OSWEGO, IL — A two-vehicle crash that occurred shortly before 5 p.m. on Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve, resulted in injuries and hospitalization for two people, the Oswego police report. The incident took place in the 1300 block of Route 30, near the intersection with Gastville Street.

According to the police report, An SUV collided with a sedan – both of undisclosed make and model – injuring both the driver and single passenger of the sedan. The driver of the sedan was a 19 year old Aurora man, while the passenger was a 33 year old man from Montgomery. Both were taken by emergency response…

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Woman killed and man critically injured in Compton shooting – Los Angeles Times

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Three people are dead and a fourth is hospitalized after shootings in Compton, Huntington Park and Lake Forest, sheriff’s deputies said Wednesday.

Two people were shot in Compton early New Year’s Day, leaving a mother dead and a man critically wounded.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies were called to the 2200 block of West 154th Street at 12:40 a.m. after receiving a report of a shooting.

Deputies found a woman and a man who had both been shot in the chest, said Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez, a department spokeswoman. The woman died at a hospital. The man was in…

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One ticketed in arterial accident – Utica Observer Dispatch

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UTICA — One person was ticketed and another brought to the hospital following a two-car accident around 5 p.m. Wednesday in Utica.

Police say it appears a driver traveling south on the Arterial went through a red light at an intersection; the individual was ticketed for failure to obey a traffic control device.

The Utica police and fire departments were at the scene of the accident. Both cars were towed due to the damage; police say one…

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Real ID takes effect this year in Minnesota – KARE11.com

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MINNEAPOLIS — As you start the New Year, here’s something to put on your to-do list: You’ve only got nine months to comply with “Real ID” in Minnesota so you can fly or enter federal buildings.

Starting in October 2020, airport security, federal courthouses and military bases will no longer accept regular driver’s licenses for entry, now that Minnesota is allowing post-9/11 security reforms to take effect this year. Although you can use current documents like a passport without needing to obtain new documents, an upgraded “Real ID” will be necessary if you plan…

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Cross-country walk ends as healing continues for veteran – Myhorrynews

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The low E string stretches along the guitar.

Veteran Van Booth held the weathered instrument by the neck, spinning it to see the chaos of signatures and stickers. Fine wrinkles under his eyes belied the smile beneath his bushy beard.

“Yup,” not usually stingy with words, Booth said, taking his time looking at the final string on a guitar he lugged across the country. “That’s the last string.”

The final string was strung after the final step of 7.1 million steps in a 3,135-mile walk to raise awareness about veteran suicide and post-traumatic…

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