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    Strong earthquake jolts southern Iranian town

    by  • April 9, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Iran’s state TV is reporting that a 6.1 magnitude earthquake has jolted a town in the country’s south. The Tuesday report by the English-language channel Press TV says the earthquake struck Khormooj some 80 kilometers southeast of Bushehr, the home of Iran’s first nuclear power plant. There were no immediate reports of casualties or...

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    BREAKING: Gustafson leaves Centralia for Salem economic development office

    by  • April 9, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    According to Salem City Manager Bill Gruen, the City has hired Jeanne Gustafson to be the next Economic Development Director, filling a vacancy created by the termination of former Economic Development Director Tracey McDaneld. “I am pleased to announce that I have hired Jeanne Gustafson to be the next Economic Development Director for the...

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    Voters head to the polls

    by  • April 9, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    It’s municipal Election Day, with the polls open from 6 this morning until 7 this evening. In addition to seats on councils and school boards up for grabs, many rural communities will have the opportunity to vote on electrical aggregation, which would bring in a third-party broker to purchase electricity at a discount for...

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    Illinois unlikely to pass Conn. style gun laws

    by  • April 8, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    It’s unlikely Illinois will pass gun laws as strict as the State of Connecticut. State Rep Brandon Phelps (D-Harrisburg) says he doesn’t believe the anti-gun groups have enough support in Illinois, plus a proposal that would have banned high capacity magazines failed in a test vote last month.  Connecticut’s new law bans more than...

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