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Pine, Richland set schedule for Christmas tree pickup

The garland on the tree might still be gleaming but the pine needles on the floor are a sure sign that it is time to unload the Christmas tree.

Here is the schedule for tree recycling in local communities.

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Area Briefly: New local job portal; road closure map updated; and more | News

Snohomish County connects job seekers to local opportunities

On Dec. 16, Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers announced a countywide effort to assist job seekers and companies to keep talent local and preserve, build and attract long-term partnerships with companies. Unlike other online employment portals, this is a unique connector given its special focus to “Support SnoCo” by targeting and connecting Snohomish County employers with job seekers within the local community.

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Traffic deaths in N.J. are up this year, despite less cars on the road. Bad behavior is to blame.

Traffic fatalities in New Jersey are higher than they were this time last year and on a deadly trend to finish 2020 with more deaths than last year, despite a drop in traffic earlier in the year, due to the coronavirus.

Safety experts said the death toll in New Jersey reflects what’s happening nationally, that traffic deaths increased in 2020, despite COVID-19 travel restrictions that emptied the roads during the

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Park Marina Drive in Redding going on a ‘road diet’: Six takeaways



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Big changes are under consideration for Park Marina Drive, although they involve a traffic transformation and not new land-use development for the time being.

The city of Redding held a community workshop Wednesday afternoon through a Zoom meeting where preliminary ideas were introduced to the make the busy roadway more bikeable and walkable.

The city has contracted with TJKM Transportation Consultants

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Gov. Jared Polis. Sen. Michael Bennet, Rep. Joe Neguse discuss road money under Biden | Colorado Politics

Gov. Jared Polis and a cadre of lawmakers on Tuesday morning talked about the flow of traffic and money in northern Colorado, as the region hopes to keep the long-needed improvements for Interstate 25 on track.

“Northern Colorado is a driver in our state’s economy,” Polis told the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance’s annual Issues Summit, held online this year.

The issues included: energy jobs, environmental activists, wildfires and traffic jams

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Restless Americans map out road trips despite misgivings

Americans are flying less, and it looks like their vacation plans are still up in the air.

Nearly 7 out of 10, or 67%, who want to take a vacation by year-end aren’t sure they’ll actually be able to travel, and 1 in 5 expect to book at the last minute, within a week of departure.

That’s according to a recent survey by AAA of traveler attitudes amid pandemic-era travel

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Recreation complex, Whitfield-Needmore road improvements part of revised budget


Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts and the City Council are apparently ready to revisit some key spending items after passing a status quo city budget earlier this year in the midst of fiscal uncertainties related to COVID-19.

City Hall announced through a news release Tuesday afternoon that, standing committees have been meeting with department heads this week to review a revised fiscal year 2021 budget that “reflects the ongoing needs

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Police investigate shooting outside Division Road hotel

a car parked in front of a house: A boarded-up front door to the Lexington Inn & Suites on Division Road is pictured, Thursday, September 10, 2020.

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A boarded-up front door to the Lexington Inn & Suites on Division Road is pictured, Thursday, September 10, 2020.

One man suffered non-life threatening injuries in a shooting outside a Windsor hotel on Wednesday.

At 11:30 p.m., patrol officers reponded to the 2100 block of Division Road for a report of gunshots fired, police said in a news release on Thursday.

Police learned a suspect

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