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Vice President announces Recovery Act program to help remove lead from housing

 

Grants to protect children, create healthy housing and create jobs

hudlogoWashington – Following a tour of the Esperanza Community Housing Corporation in South Central Los Angeles, Vice President Biden today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is making nearly than $100 million in Recovery Act funding available to help eliminate dangerous lead-based paint and other health and safety hazards from low-income homes. HUD’s grants will help 53 local programs in 20 states and the District of Columbia to protect young children from lead poisoning and create jobs. To view a summary of local programs funded through the Recovery Act, visit HUD’s website.

The Vice President was joined by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Rep. Xavier Becerra and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Deputy Secretary Ron Simms on the visit to Esperanza Community Housing Corporation, which is receiving $875,000 to help identify and clean up lead and other health hazards in 225 homes in Los Angeles. «Read the rest of this article»

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CPD Saturation Patrol Results and Red-Light Camera program update.

 

clarksvillepolicelogoThe Clarksville Police Department’s Saturation patrols (partially funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office) to detect DUI/Impaired drivers was held on May 1 and 2 between 2200 hours and 0400 hours. The expanded patrols yielded the following results:

  • 10 DUIs
  • 3 Implied Consent
  • 42 Speeding
  • 1 Following Too Closely
  • 1 Failure to Use Reasonable Care
  • 1 Failure To Maintain Lane
  • 2 Move Over Law
  • 4 Traffic Signals
  • 1 Handicap Parking
  • 1 Taxi Permit
  • 8 Insurance Law
  • 16 Equipment Violations
  • 6 Driver License Violations
  • 9 Revoked/Suspended Driver Licenses
  • 5 Vehicle Registration
  • 4 Warrants

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Local art teachers to display work at APSU

 

Austin Peay State University LogoLocal art teachers will get the chance to step out from their classrooms and showcase their own personal talents in the coming weeks at Austin Peay State University.

That’s because the University is hosting the Art Educators Show at the school’s Trahern Gallery from May 18 through June 30, featuring original work from art teachers working in Clarksville-Montgomery County schools and in surrounding counties.

An opening reception will be held at the gallery on Monday night at 7 p.m.

For more information, contact Dr. Jennifer Snyder, assistant professor of art, at 221-7343 or .

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The Tennnessee House GOP Review

 

The House GOP Review is a weekly feature that gives Tennesseans an in-depth look at what our Republican state legislators have been working on this week, and a glimpse into what’s planned for the coming week at our state house. This week’s highlights:

  • State Sovereignty
  • Charter Schools
  • SJR 127 (Abortion)
  • Appropriations

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The Tennessee House Democrat Review

 

The House Democrat Review is a weekly feature that gives Tennesseans an in-depth look at what our Democratic state legislators have been working on this week, and a glimpse into what’s planned for the coming week at our state house. This week:

  • Unemployment
  • Education

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