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Mayor McGinn introduces new “Predictive Policing” software

Mayor McGinn introduces new “Predictive Policing” software

SEATTLE – Mayor Mike McGinn and Police Chief John Diaz announced today that new “Predictive Policing” software has been deployed in the East and Southwest Precincts. The software was designed by the University of California, Los [...]

Two police officers and supect shot and killed in California

Two police officers and supect shot and killed in California

SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA  — Two police officers were shot and killed before the suspected gunman was also killed in a violent shootout in California, officials said Tuesday. The incident occurred when two police officers, Sergeant Loran [...]

League of Cities Receives $1.5 Million Grant to Continue Childhood Hunger Initiative

League of Cities Receives $1.5 Million Grant to Continue Childhood Hunger Initiative

WASHINGTON, DC — The National League of Cities (NLC) is launching the second phase of the Cities Combating Hunger through Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs (CHAMP) project, a national initiative to reduce childhood hunger by expanding [...]

FDA approves new late-stage breast cancer treatment

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday approved Kadcyla, a new therapy for patients with late-stage breast cancer. Richard Pazdur, M.D., director of the Office of Hematology and Oncology Products in the [...]

U.S. executes 2 death row inmates in Georgia and Texas

U.S. executes 2 death row inmates in Georgia and Texas

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend by dousing her with gasoline and setting her on fire was executed in Texas on Thursday evening, officials said, as authorities in the state of Georgia [...]

Ex-Im Bank Chairman and Mayor Emanuel Announce New Partnership

Ex-Im Bank Chairman and Mayor Emanuel Announce New Partnership

CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Ex-Im Bank Chairman Fred P. Hochberg announced today that local small business owners will now have a competitive advantage thanks to a new City/State Partnership being launched by the Export-Import [...]

Facebook hit by ‘sophisticated’ attack, says no data compromised

Facebook hit by ‘sophisticated’ attack, says no data compromised

MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA — The social networking website Facebook on Friday revealed it was the target of a "sophisticated attack" by hackers but said no user data was compromised. It comes just weeks after Twitter also [...]

American Airlines, US Airways merge to become world’s biggest airline

American Airlines, US Airways merge to become world’s biggest airline

FORT WORTH, TEXAS  — AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines, Inc., and US Airways Group, Inc. on Thursday announced both companies have approved a definitive merger which will create the world's biggest airline by [...]

Seattle : Mayor submits legislation to move Settlement Agreement forward

Seattle : Mayor submits legislation to move Settlement Agreement forward

Legislation covers staffing for Community Police Commission, SPD and funding for court appointed monitor through 2013 SEATTLE – Mayor Mike McGinn has submitted two pieces of legislation to the City Council that will create staff resources [...]

Mayor Emanuel Announces that Chicago Tech Company bswift Will Boost Chicago Presence by Adding More than 100 Jobs

Mayor Emanuel Announces that Chicago Tech Company bswift Will Boost Chicago Presence by Adding More than 100 Jobs

CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that bswift , a Chicago company offering software and services to streamline HR and benefits administration for thousands of employers and millions of consumers, will boost its [...]

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Improved Health Outcomes As a Result of Advancements in Technology

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Improved Health Outcomes As a Result of Advancements in Technology

NEW YORK — Mayor Bloomberg Announces Improved Health Outcomes As a Result of Advancements in Technology. Source : NYC/Youtube [...]

Seattle : Mayor announces $1.6 million investment.

Seattle : Mayor announces $1.6 million investment.

SEATTLE – Today Mayor Mike McGinn joined neighborhood business district leaders and local business owners at Maya’s Mexican Restaurant in Seattle’s Rainier Beach business district to announce a $1.6 million investment in 17 neighborhood business districts [...]

New Report Tracks District’s Progress…

New Report Tracks District’s Progress…

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Raise DC , a citywide partnership focused on raising educational outcomes for District youth, today released a new Baseline Report Card that highlights five citywide goals aimed at helping children and [...]

Mayors Against Illegal Guns to Air Super Bowl Ad Calling for Background Checks on All Gun Sales

Mayors Against Illegal Guns to Air Super Bowl Ad Calling for Background Checks on All Gun Sales

NEW YORK — Just days after National Rifle Association President Wayne LaPierre testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee that the Washington gun lobby no longer supports background checks for all gun sales, Mayors Against Illegal Guns [...]

716 guns collected at first gun buyback event

716 guns collected at first gun buyback event

SEATTLE – Saturday’s gun buyback event collected 716 guns in less than four hours, and handed out $68,000 in gift cards. Mayor Mike McGinn, King County Executive Dow Constantine, Seattle-King County Public Health Director Dr. David [...]

Mayor Emanuel Announces $100,000 in Scholoarship Funds Will Go To Undocumented JROTC Students; Illinois Dream Fund Scholarship Deadline Extended

Mayor Emanuel Announces $100,000 in Scholoarship Funds Will Go To Undocumented JROTC Students; Illinois Dream Fund Scholarship Deadline Extended

CHICAGO — Mayor Emanuel announced today that $100,000 of the $275,000 privately raised donations to the Illinois DREAM Fund will be used to grant scholarships to undocumented JROTC students throughout the State of Illinois.  The Mayor [...]

Mayor Finch kicks off largest gun buyback program in City’s history

Mayor Finch kicks off largest gun buyback program in City’s history

BRIDGEPORT, CT –  Law enforcement, business leaders and community members joined Mayor Bill Finch today, as he announced the largest gun buyback program in the City’s history. Nearly $100,000 has been raised so far from the [...]

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