Alliance-area news in brief for Oct. 30

The Alliance Review

WEST BRANCH – West Branch Local Schools Board of Education plans a special meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at West Branch High School, 14277 S. Main St. in Beloit. Purpose of the meeting is to consider the employment, discipline of a public employee or official; investigation of charges or complaints against a public employee; and discussion with the board’s legal counsel of disputes involving the board that

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17 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Kansas

Kansas, also known as “The Sunflower State” and “The Wheat State”, offers some of the most beautiful and spectacular sights and places to visit! Just browse through these awesome pictures and be amazed by it’s beauty. Did you know the state has the longest railroad bridge, called the Rock Island Bridge.

Monument Rocks National Natural Landmark

Monument Rocks National Natural Landmark, Kansas

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Monument Rocks National Natural Landmark, Kansas

The Monument Rocks

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Speak up for Liberty State Park | Opinion

By Michele S. Byers

Can a state park be all things to all people? Can it be an international destination as well as a local park? Can a large urban park provide the serenity of nature, active ballfields and priceless iconic views?

These are a few of the questions the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is working to answer in the coming months, as it unveils plans to restore

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As D.C. begins early voting, older poll workers join young volunteers despite covid

“I’m responsible for everything that is in that poll center,” said Hubbard, 72. “If someone needs help ­— if we’re overwhelmed and someone needs to take a break — I can step in.”

Long lines formed early outside some polling places, including Ballou, but had mostly dissipated by early afternoon, elections officials said.

They said they hope many Washingtonians will take advantage of early voting over the next week, rather

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Trump and Biden campaigns have stopped in and near Lancaster County 11 times since late 2019; here’s where | PA Power and Policy: Pennsylvania State News

Election 2020

Election Day is less than a week away.

Presidential candidates, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, have recently ramped up campaign efforts in hope of swaying any undecided voters.

President Trump visited Lancaster County on Tuesday, Oct. 26, and his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, visited the county just a day later. 

2020 Lancaster County Voters Guide: Contested races, candidate stances, poll information and more

The county has also seen recent visits from Vice President Mike Pence and

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Santa Maria Leaders Share Mixed Report About State of the City Amid COVID-19 | Local News

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and other economic challenges, Santa Maria is “holding up well,” with City Manager Jason Stilwell sharing both bright spots and bleak news on Wednesday.

Stilwell and Mayor Alice Patino provided the State of the City presentation — virtually, of course — during an annual event hosted by the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce.

COVID-19 has taken a toll on the city in several ways, including

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Park coming to Fair Park: Dallas City Council approves master plan

One of the plan’s first priorities is to create a new community park, which will have free programming for children, adults and seniors.

Community members are one step closer to seeing a park at Fair Park after Dallas City Council approved the park’s master plan at a meeting Wednesday.

The historic 277-acre park is best known as being the home of the State Fair of Texas from late September to

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These women walked Harriet Tubman’s 116-mile journey from the Underground Railroad

When Linda Harris started walking at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, she had no idea how far she’d go. 

“I had no intentions of walking the Tubman trail,” Harris told Yahoo! ahead of the trek. “It’s just something divine, something glorious that happened. And I simply decided to follow the light and the spirit of Harriet Tubman.”

The Maryland resident felt called to learn more about Tubman’s journey and

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Northville Public Schools board of education candidates



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Schools are a hot topic these days. In the Northville Public Schools, nine candidates seek voter support to fill the four four-year positions available in the Nov. 3. Election.

The candidates are Kimberly Campbell-Voytal, Harihar Kulkarni, Blake A. Mathie, James Mazurek, Lisa McIntyre, Douglas Miller, Sarah Prescott, Lindsey Wilson and Sherrie Winfield.

Hometown Life emailed questions to the nine regarding their

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