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One Year Later: The Road to Resilience After Typhoon Haiyan

This week a year ago, I was in the Philippines, flying with the USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team in a C-130 to Tacloban in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda).

Volvo Celebrates V8 Supercar Launch Year With S60, V40 'Sprint' Specials

Volvo has launched a pair of special-edition models into the Australian market this week, celebrating its first year in the local V8 Supercars championship. Based on the S60 T4 Kinetic midsized sedan and the V40 T4 Kinetic small hatch,...Show More Summary

Free-For-All Friday 11/21/14

Feel free to use this post to make comments and ask questions about local issues not discussed here in the past week.

New #MarketingNerds Podcast: What It Takes To Get Your Business Ranked Locally with Bernadette Coleman by @johnrampton

In this weeks Marketing Nerds, we had the chance to sit down with local SEO expert Bernadette Coleman with Advice Interactive Group.   In this episode of Marketing Nerds, we cover: We go into onsite and offsite rankings and how to rank better online. Show More Summary

Ferguson KKK Threat: Anonymous Mask-Wearing ‘Nr Lovers’ Will Be ‘Strung Up Next To Chimps’

The KKK in Ferguson, Missouri, and the hacker group Anonymous continued to wage a war of words this week, but the verbal and online confrontation risked escalating into real violence when a local Ku Klux Klan leader threatened that anyone...Show More Summary

Jets-Bills game will be on CBS locally, no word on national TV

With this week’s Jets-Bills game moving from Sunday in Buffalo to Monday in Detroit, one question has not been answered: How can Jets and Bills fans outside New York City and Buffalo watch the game? The NFL has announced that the local CBS affiliates in New York and Buffalo will televise the game, but the…

Small-Town Montana Residents Organize To Oppose Presence Of White Nationalists

[Cross-posted at Hatewatch.] A collection of citizens in the small resort town of Whitefish, Mont., banded together earlier this week to demand that their local town council take action to deal with the effects of the presence of a nationally...Show More Summary

Tensions grow between Israel's Jewish majority and Arab minority

Tensions gripping Israel after this week’s attack on a Jerusalem synagogue took on distinct racial overtones Thursday when a mayor in southern Israel said he was banning Arab workers from construction projects at local day-care cent...

The LD gain a seat from LAB but lose one to CON in this week’s round of local elections

Queen Edith’s on Cambridge (Lab Defence) Result: Liberal Democrats 933 (36% +1%), Labour 790 (31% -9%), Conservatives 614 (24% +5%), Green 222 (9% +3%) Liberal Democrat GAIN from Labour with a majority of 143 (5%) on a swing of 5% from Labour to Liberal Democrat Brent (Con Defence) and Littlebrook (Lab Defence) on Dartford Brent […]

Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II launch brings $100K price cut

last weekVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II is now on-sale and available from a starting price of $100,000 lower than its predecessor courtesy of a reduction in standard specification. Launched this week locally, the mid-life update of Rolls-Royce’s entry model that premiered in its original guise in 2009 is priced at $545,000 drive-away, where it was previously [...]

Ontario Legal Community Asks: Are Law Libratries Still Relevant?

According to a Law Times article this week entitled Are law libraries still relevant?, the Law Society of Upper Canada as well as LibraryCo., a non-profit entity that runs many of Ontario's law libraries locate in local courthouses,Show More Summary

Panhandling woman confronted after speeding away in Benz

The panhandling mother whose bizarre story went viral this week after she was seen begging for money outside a shopping center in California before speeding away in a Mercedes Benz was confronted Tuesday by a local reporter about her curious situation.

Moving And Shooting At Night From a Vehicle

A local club, Pitcairn Monroeville Sportsman Center aka PMSC, hosted their 6th annual Zombie Dark Shoot this past week. I have participated in the past three years and staffed it for the first time this year. My first year was when I discovered the Poorman’s Night Vision. Show More Summary

Weekly Music Agenda

DCist's music staff shines light on the best in local live music this week. [ more › ]

'Thursday Night Football' food face-off: Bills at Dolphins

It's hot chicken wings vs. a Cuban sandwich in this week's food face-off, based on tasty recipes local to Buffalo and Miami.

All Politics Wasn’t Local

This week’s Courier Herald column:   First and foremost in this month of Thanksgiving, let us be thankful that this is not a column about a runoff for either the Governor’s race in December or the U.S. Senate race in January. Our holidays...Show More Summary

Ridgewood Locals React To Times Report On Its Brooklynization

This week the New York Times, breezing right by Jefftown, printed another article about Ridgewood, Queens: The Next New Bushwickburg, in the Quooklyn District, just before the Cemetery Belt. [ more › ]

Pointergate: This Week's Most Racist Local News Story

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges was recently participating in a neighborhood charity event aimed at boosting voter participation, when she stopped to pose in a photo with a volunteer named Navell Gordon. In said photo, Hodges and Navell...Show More Summary

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges Posed for a Photo With a Local, Local News and Police Interpret it as "Gang Signs."

2 weeks agoOdd : The Daily What

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges came under seriously ridiculous racially-charged scrutiny this week when local police chastised her for making this gesture with a young man involved with a Twin Cities charity. As you can see in this video, the hand sign was clearly the result of an awkward "how do I pose" sort of moment. Show More Summary

Identical twins elected sheriffs in Washington counties

Identical twins were elected sheriffs in neighboring Washington State counties this week, an unlikely chapter to a history of the two brothers rising up in local law enforcement together.

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