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Archive for March 9th, 2009

NPT Drug War: Geraldo brings his ‘GAL’ show to EP

From the FOX News site:
• Saturday: There’s a new breed of terrorists and they’re closer than you think. Drug cartel killers and their war is quickly spilling into our communities. From inside Mexico to Texas, Arizona and California, ‘GAL’ investigates the ‘War Next Door’

• Sunday: Legalize pot? That’s right! We’re live from L.A. to discuss the latest push to legalize marijuana in hopes of driving up tax revenue

Here’s the video report from GAL (Fox’s moniker for Geraldo at Large). Geraldo was live from El Paso with U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, Mayor John Cook, Sheriff Richard Wiles, and Police Chief Greg Allen.

Here’s the piece on Geraldo by the local Fox affiliate, KFOX TV.

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March 9, 2009 at 9:09 am

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NPT City: An epic meeting looms for City Council

If this agenda holds, it’s going to be quite the meeting Tuesday. The Downtown Plan re-emerges in a big way (the calculation is that it’s going to run about $230 million in direct and indirect public cost); certificates of obligation are up for sale; the city will discuss impounding cars when the driver cannot show proof of insurance; the review of Public Service Board governance is to be presented, along with discussion on seeking legislative approval to expand the board; and city Rep. Eddie Holguin throws down a proposal — Discussion and action to exempt citizens over the age of 55 who cannot afford to pay for park programs and waive any fees charged to them for room usage.

Click here for the agenda. Follow the jump to see some of the items that have potential to be important and/or discussed.

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March 9, 2009 at 8:29 am

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