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Louisiana Town to Vote on Tax for Fire Department Maintenance

Voters in Gonzales, La., will decide on March 28 whether to renew a 10-year, 3.27-mill property tax that was first passed in 1986 to fund the city’s fire department. With two fire stations and an ambulance service that transports residents …

Suit: Vegas Strip Casinos Hid Resort Fees

A class action lawsuit filed in a California federal court alleges The Venetian and The Palazzo casino-resorts hid daily resort fees from travelers booking rooms at the Las Vegas Strip properties. The lawsuit filed earlier this month said Benjamin Brin …

California Company Among Those to Recall Frozen Spinach

Three organic food companies that use spinach in their food have recalled hundreds of thousands of items over listeria concerns. Organic food company Amy’s Kitchen, in Petaluma, Calif., has voluntarily recalled about 74,000 cases of frozen and prepackaged products containing …

Iowa Man: City Should Pay for Tear Gas Damage at Rental Home

A Marshalltown, Iowa, man says the city should pay for damage to his rental property caused by a police department SWAT team during its search for a murder suspect. Ron Iole told the Marshalltown City Council that he filed a …

Joyce Joins Holborn as Senior VP in Minneapolis

Independent reinsurance broker Holborn Corp. announced that Michael S. Joyce has joined the firm as a senior vice president in its Minneapolis office. His areas of expertise in reinsurance include workers’ compensation, commercial automobile, surety and Florida homeowners’ property business. …

California, Others Seek Full Funding For West Coast Quake Warning

Three dozen members of Congress from California, Oregon and Washington are pressing for full funding of a West Coast earthquake early warning system. The group this week sent a letter to the House Appropriations Committee asking that the U.S. Geological Survey …

Traffic Deaths in Maryland Fell to 66-Year Low Last Year

Maryland officials say traffic deaths have hit a 66-year low in the state. Transportation officials said at a news conference Tuesday that traffic deaths in Maryland fell to 442 last year. That’s the lowest amount of traffic deaths in the …

Miller Appoints Milner to Help Build Cyber & Technology Book

Miller, the London-based specialist insurance and reinsurance broker, has hired Simon Milner, in a production and broking role in the cyber and technology area. In a press release, Miller said the appointment underlines its plans to build on the growth …

Big Melt Will Start Liberating Boston From Its Record Snowpack

The Big Melt is coming. In the next day or so, southern New England and the lower Hudson Valley are going to shed a lot of snowpack as a storm passing just north of the region pulls in warm air …

Uber Launches Safety Effort As Security Issues Mount

Ride-sharing company Uber said it has formed response teams to address safety issues across the world, amid increasing concerns about the security of its passengers and drivers. The company, whose mobile app lets users hail taxis, has been dogged by …

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