Differing strategies to prevent youth violence are being weighed by Lexington’s city leaders. A nine month study by the Commission on Youth Development and Public Safety produced several recommendations. It suggests spending 150 thousand dollars to hire 150 more teens in the city’s summer youth employment program over two years. It would begin in 2013. City, business, and volunteer support would go to expand park programs this summer. Urban County Council member Chris Ford offered the report Tuesday at city hall. He says youth suggestions are being sought.
Volunteers at the Wisconsin Democratic Party's recall office in Waukesha entered names from petitions to recall Gov. Scott Walker into their voter databases on March 20.
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Mary Beth Kopidlansky of Waukesha says she knows who she'll vote for in Wisconsin's upcoming GOP presidential primary (Mitt Romney), but that's not really what she's interested in talking about.
For Kopidlansky, and most potential voters in this most Republican of Wisconsin counties, the contest that is consuming them and the rest of the state is not the state's April 3 presidential primary when 42 potentially crucial delegates will be awarded.
President Ronald Reagan looms over today's GOP field. Here he waves as he boards Air Force One after a brief three-hour visit to Washington state on April 20, 1984.
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Rick Santorum's underdog campaign limped out of Illinois to fight another day, but his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination goes forward under a long shadow.
It's not really the shadow of Mount Mitt, even though front-runner Romney's big win in Illinois heightened his pile of delegates. Romney creeps ever closer to inevitability, yet he too is caught in the same shadow of a man who left the stage two decades ago but dominates it to this day.
In 1998, the fledgling National First Ladies Library in Canton got an offer it had to refuse—a nearly 140-year-old letter of condolence written on black-bordered stationary by Mary Todd Lincoln, a letter filled with anguish, yet seeded with hope.
The library’s director of education, Lucinda Frailly, says her group was simply in no position to buy.
“We didn’t have the money at the time. We were so young, very young. I wasn’t here yet. There may have only been a couple of employees, and we had to let it go.”
As Mitt Romney decisively won the Illinois Republican presidential primary Tuesday night, financial reports filed at the Federal Election Commission showed that Romney and a superPAC supporting him yet again spent more than all of his GOP opponents combined.
The reports cover the month of February, which started with Romney's win in Nevada and ended with contests in Michigan and Arizona, which the former Massachusetts governor also won.
In between, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum took three smaller states.