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  • Animal Control Officer In International Magazine

    jackfrAn article written by and about Mason County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Officer Cindy Brewer and her K-9 “Jack” was in the latest international magazine, “NACA NEWS” Fall 2014 edition. Printed by The National Animal Care and Control Association, the magazine was distributed to over 4,800 government and nonprofit agencies throughout… Read More +

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  • Inslee to GOP Senators: Bring Solutions On Climate

    insleepulpitGov. Jay Inslee has challenged two Republican senators to "do more than just criticize and mischaracterize actions" being considered to reduce carbon pollution. The governor sent a letter on Thursday to Senators Doug Ericksen, of Ferndale, and Curtis King, of Yakima. In it, Inslee disputed assertions that the Legislature has been… Read More +

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  • Jeanpierre Returns To Add Depth At Center

    seahawksFacing a dilemma at the center position following an injury to Max Unger last week, the Seattle Seahawks were fortunate that former backup Lemuel Jeanpierre was still available as a free agent. The Seahawks re-signed Jeanpierre on Tuesday to provide depth at center following a high-ankle sprain suffered by Unger last week against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Detroit Bankruptcy Could Affect City and State Workers Elsewhere

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_cdf601aa29.jpgCraig Barritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- If Detroit is allowed to proceed with its bankruptcy filing, it could lead to painful changes elsewhere for millions of teachers, firefighters, police and other city and state workers. "There's been a belief in the public sector that these pension promises are safe no matter what," finance professor Robert Novy-Marx of the University of Rochester.

But if the court allows Detroit to reduce its pension payments, Novy-Marx says that could lead to cuts elsewhere. "It is possible this is potentially an important precedent setting case," he says.  Some generous public sector pensions are seriously under-funded.

On July 18, Detroit became the biggest American city to file for bankruptcy after its emergency manager filed for Chapter 9 protection with more than $18 billion in accrued obligations.  In the filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Eastern District of Michigan, state-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr indicated that the city's estimated number of creditors was "over 100,000."

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