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Archive | February, 2013

Council campaigns – where there’s smoke, there’s smoke!

18. February 2013

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The mid-February campaign finance reports are in and given that ballots for the April 2 election will be mailed out in three weeks, they’re pretty illuminating. Reports cover a two-week period, typically between Jan. 31 and Feb. 15. We’ll lead off with District 3, where former council member Tom Gallagher is opposing incumbent at-large councilor […]

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City must work to ignore those donkeys of delusion

7. February 2013

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All cities face challenges at some point in their history. Fire destroyed much of San Francisco, Katrina drowned New Orleans and a 1900 hurricane leveled Galveston. War ravaged Beirut, Dresden and St Petersburg. The Black Plague decimated London, and more than a thousand famines have swept through Chinese cities. We dread the four horsemen of […]

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Council field set; King launches first strike in District 3

7. February 2013

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  The petitions are in, and the field is almost set for the April city council elections. 24 candidates have qualified to be on the April City Council ballot. One additional candidate, Susan Quilleash in District 4, has submitted petitions which have yet to be. Council District 3 attracted the most attention with five candidates […]

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Show me the money! Sluggish fundraising from council candidates

4. February 2013

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  As predicted, April’s council elections may have a few surprises. So far, there are 19 official candidates for the six districts seats in play. Four incumbents are in the race: Tim Leigh in District 1, Angela Dougan in District 2, Brandy William in District 3, and Bernie Herpin in District 5. Here’s the rundown. […]

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