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More from City Hall: Crime down in 2009

5:48 p.m.: Police Chief Blair Ulring is in the second chair to update the council on crime, and the report is a positive one. Violent crime is down 11.5 percent in the first half of this year from the same period in 2008, he said. Property crime is down 19 percent. Felony arrests are down […]

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The meaning of 55

In May, when City Hall issued layoff notices to 55 police officers, the impact on the department seemed clear. It was not difficult math, after all, to subtract 55 from about 400, the department’s current staffing level. This month, City Manager Gordon Palmer showed the City Council a table indicating that with $5.5 million in […]

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