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News: Broward County Crime Commission to Host Webinar: Active Shooters Among Us: Are the Solutions that Complex? | CitizenWire

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. /CitizenWire/ — As part of its Building Bridges Mental Health Conference Series, the Broward County Crime Commission is hosting a preemption and prevention-based webinar to analyze outside the box solutions to stop Active Shooter tragedies. 15 of the most renowned experts in the country are participating.

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News: Ivan Duque, Former President of the Republic of Colombia, announces historic Concordia Amazon Initiative at the 2022 Concordia Annual Summit | CitizenWire

NEW YORK, N.Y. /CitizenWire/ — Ivan Duque Marquez, Former President of Colombia, today announced the Concordia Amazon Initiative on the Metropolitan Stage of the 2022 Concordia Annual Summit. The leading global affairs platform commenced its 12th annual convening on Monday, September 19 and it is being held through Wednesday, September 21, alongside the 77th session […]

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News: Thousands Expected to March on DeSantis This Weekend for Reproductive Rights | CitizenWire

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. /CitizenWire/ — Thousands of people this weekend are expected to March on Ron DeSantis, the Capitol and the Supreme Court of Florida, Bans Off Our Bodies Florida announced today. Fed up with the way that the Republican government is treating their rights, they are prepared to show the governor their displeasure […]

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News: AI-Based Transit Signal Prioritization Helps Buses in Silicon Valley Get Residents Living in Zero-Vehicle Households to Destinations Faster | CitizenWire

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — The City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County C/CAG) and the Intelligent Transit Signal Prioritization (iTSP) project partners have successfully completed a pilot project that demonstrated a positive impact on improved transit performance in East Palo Alto, Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV) announced today.

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News: RMA Hired by Haines City for CRA Professional Consulting Services | CitizenWire

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /CitizenWire/ — The award-winning economic development firm, RMA (rma.us.com), is proud to announce the firm has been hired by Haines City, Florida for professional consulting services to help execute the CRA 5-Year Strategic Implementation and Financing Plan. The plan will focus on key areas of the CRA, including Downtown, the Lake Eva […]

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News: LA Metro Partners with Strive Well-Being for Innovative Transit Ambassador Program as Strategy to Improve Customer Experiences, Increase Ridership and Reinforce Public Safety | CitizenWire

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) approved a bold initiative to pioneer a multi-year transit ambassador program throughout its bus and rail system. Metro is contracting with Strive, a reputable and experienced wellness and community health partner, to implement and manage a diverse team of transit ambassadors.

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News: Virginia Department of Labor and Industry recognizes Lockheed Martin for exceptional safety and health practices | CitizenWire

RICHMOND, Va. /CitizenWire/ — Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems in Manassas, Virginia has been reapproved as a Virginia STAR Worksite under the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP).

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News: Co-Chairs Announced for 2nd Annual United Diversity Business Summit, Cameron Robb, Jackie Johnson and Art Hamilton | CitizenWire

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. /CitizenWire/ — Building on the impact and success of 2021 “United Diversity Business Summit, bringing together a trifecta of leadership and insight, the 2nd annual Summit has announced its distinguished co-chairs: Cameron Robb, Senior Development Consultant at APS; Jackie Johnson, City of Scottsdale Diversity Director; and former Arizona State Representative Art Hamilton. Presented […]

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News: Marching on DeSantis for Abortion Rights: Large March Planned Ahead of Florida Supreme Court Decision on 15 Week Ban | CitizenWire

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. /CitizenWire/ — Pro-choice protestors are taking to the capitol on August 27, 2022, ahead of the anticipated Florida Supreme Court Ruling on the 15-week abortion ban. Bans Off Our Bodies Florida, is planning to show DeSantis, and the Supreme Court Justices, that upholding this new law is an assault on equality, […]

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News: Cole Engineering Services to develop U.S. Army’s Next Gen Soldier Virtual Trainer | CitizenWire

ORLANDO, Fla. /CitizenWire/ — Cole Engineering Services (CESI), a By Light Company, has been awarded an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) to prototype the United States Army’s Soldier Virtual Trainer (SVT). This prototype project award will extend upon the U.S. Army’s Synthetic Training Environment (STE) modular open systems architecture to deliver an immersive SVT capability that […]

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News: City of Pompano Beach and its CRA Issue Invitation to Negotiate to Master Developers Globally | CitizenWire

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /CitizenWire/ — The City of Pompano Beach (City) and the Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) have issued an Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) for a Master Developer to help the City and CRA create a new Downtown and realize the vision of an exciting destination for businesses, residents, tourists, and other investment […]

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News: By Light Awarded $2M Army National Guard Contract | CitizenWire

MCLEAN, Va. /CitizenWire/ — The Army National Guard awarded a $2M follow-on contract to By Light Professional IT Services LLC (By Light) and its teaming partner Warhorse Training Solutions. Under this contract, By Light will provide 44 additional Recruiting Experiences to attract and educate young men and women about critical Military Occupational Specialties (MOS).

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News: RMA Hired by City of St. Cloud for CRA Professional Consulting Services | CitizenWire

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /CitizenWire/ — The award-winning economic development firm, RMA (rma.us.com) is proud to announce they have been hired by the City of St. Cloud, Florida for professional consulting services to help execute the CRA 5-Year Strategic Implementation and Financing Plan. Drafted by RMA and approved in February 2022, this plan provides a structured […]

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News: WaveLink, Inc. Awarded $46B EWAAC Contract for Analytics to benefit the Air Force and Eglin AFB | CitizenWire

VALPARAISO, Fla. /CitizenWire/ — WaveLink, Inc., a woman-owned small business based in Huntsville, Alabama, has been awarded a $46 billion contract from the U.S. Air Force. Specializing in Aviation and Missile Defense programs, WaveLink, Inc. will perform work related to digital and model-based systems engineering, agile processes, open systems architecture, weapons, and enterprise analytics to […]

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News: Celebration of Resolution Paves Way for Cheyenne, Wyoming to Become the Climate Wellness Capital | CitizenWire

CHEYENNE, Wyo. /CitizenWire/ — Mayor Patrick Collins, members of the Cheyenne City Council, Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce, Encore Green Environmental and Wyoming’s Carbon Asset Network (CAN) have jointly announced a celebration of commitment to work on “Climate Wellness through Soil Health” Friday, April 22, 2022 at the Cheyenne Botanical Gardens, 3 p.m.

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News: Pompano Beach CRA announces RFP: Seeks Restaurant Operator for New Florida Destination | CitizenWire

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /CitizenWire/ — The Pompano Beach CRA has announced a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a Master Operator to renovate the historic McNab House and garage, construct a new kitchen, improve the surrounding area for outdoor dining, and design the dining program. The nationwide search invites commercial real estate professionals, with their restaurateur […]

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News: The New York Young Elite Association hosted a fundraiser for Tom Suozzi | CitizenWire

NEW YORK, N.Y. /CitizenWire/ — The New York Young Elite Association (NYYEA) hosted a fundraiser for New York State Governor candidate and Congressman Tom Suozzi at the Penn Club on March 30th. Over 50 attendees spanning political, business, and academic sectors gathered together and discussed with Suozzi his views and insights on political and social […]

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News: 2022 Concordia Lexington Summit to hear from Governor Beshear, Mayor Gorton, Secretary Raimondo, Coach Mark Stoops, Governor Sununu and The Temptations | CitizenWire

LEXINGTON, Ky. /CitizenWire/ — Concordia, a leading global convener that hosts the largest and most bi-partisan summit in New York during the United Nations General Assembly, is hosting its first-ever U.S.-focused summit on April 7-8 in Lexington, Kentucky, focusing on the future of technology, trade and environmental sustainability.

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News: Media Alert: Campaign Kick-Off to Re-Elect Sheriff Villanueva | CitizenWire

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — The campaign to re-elect Sheriff Alex Villanueva will hold its kick off rally this Saturday, March 26 in Santa Fe Springs. The rally is the first of several planned over the next several months. The Santa Fe Springs office will be the first of several campaign offices throughout L.A. […]

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News: 115 Sponsors Step Up to Engage Communities in Shop Local Campaigns | CitizenWire

MENLO PARK, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — In pandemic years 2020 and 2021, more than 100 of Yiftee’s almost 400 communities who use its Community eGift Card platform ran dedicated gift card grant or bonus programs to benefit their small businesses, helping them stay afloat. Who were the “hometown heroes” that sponsored these programs during tough times, […]

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News: Campaign to Re-Elect Sheriff Villanueva Announces First Endorsements and Diverse Veteran Campaign Staff in Advance of June Primary | CitizenWire

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — The campaign to re-elect Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced via social media its first set of major endorsers today, including Gloria Romero, former State Senator and Majority Leader of the California State Senate. Sheriff Villanueva was elected in 2018 on a campaign of “reform, rebuild and restore.”

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News: Scottsdale Mayor Ortega Welcomes Minority Business Accelerator participants during Spring kickoff event | CitizenWire

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. /CitizenWire/ — With a welcome from Scottsdale Mayor David Ortega and President of the Black Chamber of Commerce Arizona Robin Reed, the Minority Business Accelerator Program, in collaboration with the Millionaire Mastermind Academy, kicked off on March 8, welcoming more than 40 women-owned small businesses, Thinkzilla Consulting Group announced today.

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News: 2022 Americas Summit will take place in Miami in July 2022 in partnership with the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (GS/OAS) | CitizenWire

NEW YORK, N.Y. /CitizenWire/ — Concordia has announced that it will hold its 2022 Americas Summit in Miami, Florida in July, 2022. The Concordia Americas Summit was originally scheduled to take place alongside the Ninth Summit of the Americas in June in Los Angeles, California.

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News: 2022 Americas Summit will take place in Miami in July 2022 in partnership with the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (GS/OAS) | CitizenWire

NEW YORK, N.Y. /CitizenWire/ — Concordia has announced that it will hold its 2022 Americas Summit in Miami, Florida in July, 2022. The Concordia Americas Summit was originally scheduled to take place alongside the Ninth Summit of the Americas in June in Los Angeles, California.

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News: Lincoln County Voters Triumph as Board of Elections Scraps Plans to Close 7 Polling Locations | CitizenWire

LINCOLNTON, Ga. /CitizenWire/ — After several attempts by the Lincoln County Board of Elections to reduce the number of polling places in Lincoln County Georgia, the Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda and other voting rights groups were elated that the voice of the voters was heard and their efforts to stop the board from […]

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News: A Ballot Initiative in Nevada Aimed at Closing the Great American Divide | CitizenWire

CARSON CITY, Nev. /CitizenWire/ — What if we could resolve America’s bitter division with one simple fix, without anybody having to change their mind on the issues, or switch parties? Ready for pigs to sprout wings? The folks at Common Sense for Uniting America (CSUA) believe that the division in America is a direct result […]

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News: RMA Hired by Wilton Manors for Real Estate / Market Analysis and Branding Strategy | CitizenWire

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /CitizenWire/ — The award-winning economic development firm, RMA (rma.us.com) is proud to announce they have been hired by the City of Wilton Manors for the WiltonNext project, a real estate / market analysis and branding strategy for the commercial corridors in the city.

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News: Tim Pool Highlights Craig X a Trump Supporting Anti-Establishment Republican Running for Congress | CitizenWire

WHEELING, W.Va. /CitizenWire/ — Tuesday the 18th in a YouTube post about the Candidate visiting Pool’s Castle. Tim Pool runs a popular podcast, more popular than CNN. He has the power to help promote an unknown Congressional candidate like the one running in his District, Craig Roberts.

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News: PRESS CONFERENCE WED. JAN. 19, 2022: Coalition of Voting Rights Activists Will Deliver Petition to Stop Lincoln County from Eliminating All But One Polling Place | CitizenWire

ATLANTA, Ga. /CitizenWire/ — As the U.S. Senate continues to discuss voting rights amid national efforts to disenfranchise voters, the new Lincoln County Board of Elections will vote Wed. Jan. 19, 2022 on whether to close all polling places except one. A coalition of voting rights activists will present a petition to the board at […]

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News: Hitachi Energy in Bland, Virginia, has been reapproved as a Virginia STAR Worksite under the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) | CitizenWire

RICHMOND, Va. /CitizenWire/ — Commissioner C. Ray Davenport announced today that Hitachi Energy in Bland, Virginia has been reapproved as a Virginia STAR Worksite under the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP), the program’s highest level of recognition. The facility was honored with their first […]

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News: Janet D. Foster Announces Campaign for California Assembly in Newly Formed District for the Greater Long Beach Area | CitizenWire

LONG BEACH, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — Janet D. Foster, elected member of the Los Angeles County Democratic Central Committee representing Assembly District 70, political advocate and healthcare leader, today announced her intention to run for California Assembly representing the newly drawn district in the greater Long Beach area that likely includes Long Beach, Signal Hill, Catalina […]

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News: Sheriff Alex Villanueva Raises over $1.2 Million for Reelection Campaign – $1M on hand | CitizenWire

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced today that his campaign for his reelection has raised over $1.25 million. Sheriff Villanueva has just under $1M on hand and raised over $900k in 2021. Sheriff Villanueva’s strong fundraising lead has come from thousands of donors across LA County.

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News: Cole Engineering awarded $957M Cyber Training Contract | CitizenWire

ORLANDO, Fla. /CitizenWire/ — Cole Engineering Services, Inc. (CESI), a By Light Company, has been awarded the Cyber Training, Readiness, Integration, Delivery and Enterprise Technology (Cyber TRIDENT) $957M Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. The Cyber TRIDENT contract is utilized by Department of Defense (DoD) organizations and other non-DoD agencies that have related cyber training needs.

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News: Satan in Congress? This Congressional Candidate Says He’s an American Patriot | CitizenWire

PALMDALE, Calif. /CitizenWire/ — Steve Hill, a former Marine, retired peace officer and self-described, part-time “activist comic” known as “Satan” is running for 27th congressional district to rid the region of political corruption. He explains he chose the “Satan” moniker as a symbol of rebellion against entrenched, overly-comfortable authority.

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News: Southwest Airlines Adds Service to Denver: Expanded Service at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport to Begin in June | CitizenWire

AMARILLO, Texas /CitizenWire/ — Amarillo travelers will soon have more options that feature the Mile-High City, Denver, Colorado as Southwest Airlines, in conjunction with Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport, has announced new non-stop service to Denver International Airport (DEN).

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