Forest Preservation. Legal news and articles for January 30 - 31, 2016

Preservation funding eyed for powder house restorationPreservation status sought for natural spring in DallasPreservation status sought for natural spring in DallasOn American Indian reservations, challenges perpetuate the digital divideNew Law Preserves Tax Breaks for Conservation DonationsWisconsin tribe fights city hall over sacred burial moundsHistoric Hamptons Slawhut Preservation Rules EnactedDallas 'secret' Big Spring gets attention, seeks preservation statusSolutions to affordable housing shortage come from variety of sourcesChanges to historic district designation up for debateArts News: ArtsQuest board and foundation members named, Kutztown professor honoredThe legend of Bakersfield's downtown tunnels: truth or fiction?Beacon Hill Roll CallAfter 25 years, a chance to begin againHillary Clinton and the Criminalization of America

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Chicago Police Unions Push for Destruction of Old Complaints
ABC NewsJanuary 16, 2016

Bill McCaffrey of the city's Law Department said in a statement the police unions have been notified many times over 20 years that the records were being preserved. "Our longstanding position is that these records have an administrative and legal ...more »

Palmahim balance
Jerusalem Post Israel NewsJanuary 18, 2016

Eventually, the cabinet voted to freeze the project and ordered the regional council to review the vacation village project in light of the shore preservation law and the public's increased sensitivity in recent years to environmental issues ...more »

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Preservation funding eyed for powder house restoration
The Salem NewsJanuary 31, 2016

Along with working with Windover, Daly is applying for Community Preservation Act funding to help with the improvements. CPC applications are ... "And their restoration is feasible, manageable, which is not always the case with historic buildings ...more »

Preservation status sought for natural spring in Dallas
KSAT San AntonioJanuary 31, 2016

The Landmark Commission has signaled its support, but the Plan Commission and City Council would need to sign off before it becomes law. Marsha Prior, a historic preservation planner with the city, says the guidelines are meant to "maintain the land as ...more »

Preservation status sought for natural spring in Dallas
KFDAJanuary 31, 2016

The Landmark Commission has signaled its support, but the Plan Commission and City Council would need to sign off before it becomes law. Marsha Prior, a historic preservation planner with the city, says the guidelines are meant to "maintain the land as ...more »

On American Indian reservations, challenges perpetuate the digital divide
Ars TechnicaJanuary 31, 2016

This year, the Federal Communications Commission reported that 41 percent of Americans living on tribal lands lacked access to broadband (which the FCC currently defines as 25Mbps for downstream speeds and 3Mbps for upstream speeds); that number leaps ...more »

New Law Preserves Tax Breaks for Conservation Donations
CPAPracticeAdvisor.comJanuary 31, 2016

[The new “extenders law” enacted late in 2015 retains several key tax provisions and makes them permanent with certain modifications. This is the eighth part of a series of articles on these tax breaks.] Here's one tax break that can extend as far as ...more »

Wisconsin tribe fights city hall over sacred burial mounds
Al Jazeera AmericaJanuary 31, 2016

With papers spread across a wooden conference table, Ho-Chunk legislator and lobbyist David Greendeer and Ho-Chunk attorney Mike Rogowski were trying to make the case that the proposed legislation wasn't just a Ho-Chunk issue, but an issue for tribes ...more »

Historic Hamptons Slawhut Preservation Rules Enacted
Dan's PapersJanuary 31, 2016

Following the Ogden Oats slaw debacle, the Hamptons Police Department launched a sting operation and discovered several area restaurants were serving coleslaw with unauthorized ingredients, as stated by stipulations in the local coleslaw purity law.more »

Dallas 'secret' Big Spring gets attention, seeks preservation status
Dallas Morning NewsJanuary 31, 2016

If successful, the loose-knit group of environmentalists, conservationists and historians who have advocated for Big Spring hope the landmark designation process, normally used to preserve old buildings or neighborhoods, can be expanded to protect ...more »

Solutions to affordable housing shortage come from variety of sources
Gainesville TimesJanuary 31, 2016

“Local businesses should encourage and support the preservation and creation of affordable housing for their workforce,” said Wendy Glasbrenner, managing attorney for the Gainesville regional office of the Georgia Legal Services Program, a nonprofit ...more »

Changes to historic district designation up for debate
Detroit Free PressJanuary 31, 2016

Other bills introduced last week in Lansing deal with the Flint water crisis, including: asking for an undetermined amount of additional money to provide services in the city, repealing the emergency manager law and requiring that the water in all ...more »

Arts News: ArtsQuest board and foundation members named, Kutztown professor honored
Allentown Morning CallJanuary 31, 2016

A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh in 1980 and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1983, Feinberg is the principal in the Allentown Feinberg Law Office and Feinberg Real Estate Advisors, LLC. Since 1997, he has worked as a commercial ...more »

The legend of Bakersfield's downtown tunnels: truth or fiction?
The Bakersfield CalifornianJanuary 31, 2016

At a meeting held last year by the city's Historic Preservation Commission, the commissioners agreed to research the legendary tunnels, map them if possible, and even look into exploiting them as a potential draw for tourism and downtown business. It ...more »

Beacon Hill Roll Call
Worcester TelegramJanuary 31, 2016

Senate 37-0, approved and sent to the House a bill that would strengthen the Bay State's pay equity law by closing the wage gap between men and women doing the same job. The measure requires that women be paid equal pay for ... Another provision ...more »

After 25 years, a chance to begin again
San Antonio Express-News (subscription)January 30, 2016

In prison, as an act of self-preservation, he concealed his emotions. But hearing her voice for the last time, he cracked open with grief. Rippling beneath the pain was a sober awareness that, given his past addictions and livelihood, a life sentence ...more »

Hillary Clinton and the Criminalization of America
PJ MediaJanuary 30, 2016

If the FBI recommends the prosecution of Clinton and/or several of her minions and they are not indicted, the rule of law will have ended in the United States of America. Can you imagine a more unmitigated disaster for our country? Why Clinton could ...more »

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