Occupation officials arrest defiant mayor of Kherson

Russian authorities have arrested the mayor of Kherson, one of the few senior Ukrainian officials to stay in a Russian-occupied area despite persistent threats. alyna Lyashevska, an adviser to Ihor Kolykhaev, said the elected mayor of Kherson, which has lived under Russian occupation for four months, arrived at his temporary office yesterday where he was … Read more

Mayor hails staff over ‘one of the lowest rates rises’

Waimakariri Mayor Dan Gordon has hailed the efforts of staff after the Waimakariri District Council confirmed “one of the lowest rates rises in the country”. Councillors voted to raise rates, on average, by 4.5 percent, when adopting its 2022/23 annual plan at a council meeting on Tuesday. “It’s been a large piece of work because … Read more

NYPD rolls out summer violence reduction plan day after unprecedented meeting with Mayor Adams

NEW YORK — The NYPD has started rolling out its summer violence reduction plan to address gun violence and other crimes that are surging. Starting Sunday, every borough will have at least one inspector working as a violence reduction coordinator who can quickly deploy cops and resources, CBS2’s Christina Fan reported. The Bronx has two. … Read more

Flint councilman escorted from meeting in handcuffs

FLINT, Mich. (WNEM) – Former Flint City Council President Eric Mays was escorted out of Monday night’s meeting in handcuffs. “The only way I’ll leave out of this seat is if I’m handcuffed and arrested. And that’s exactly what happened. I was handcuffed and arrested,” Mays said. Mays spent a little time in police custody … Read more

Mariupol mayor: Evacuations from Azovstal plant not possible Thursday as there is no stable ceasefire

The president of Estonia said the growing body of evidence detailing killings and sexual crimes against Ukrainian citizens emerging from towns around Kyiv amounts to “war crimes” with “elements of genocide,” after he visited a number of sites last week.  “It’s just horrible. I was speechless. I mean, killing civilians, children, raping women and you … Read more

Video: Mayor gives CNN details about horrific strike on train station – CNN Video

The mayor of Kramatorsk says that a Russian missile strike on a train station full of evacuees killed at least 30 people and wounded 100 more, but these are just preliminary numbers. CNN’s Christiane Amanpour reports.

Chicago Ald. Lopez Announces Run for Mayor

Chicago Ald. Lopez Announces Run for Mayor  WGN News Ald. Raymond Lopez will run for mayor of Chicago  CBS Chicago Ald. Raymond Lopez running for mayor of Chicago  WGN TV Chicago Ray Lopez running for mayor of Chicago; City Council critic to give up seat to challenge Lightfoot  Chicago Sun-Times View Full Coverage on Google News

Ald. Raymond Lopez, One Of Lori Lightfoot’s Fiercest Critics, Is Running For Mayor

CHICAGO — Ald. Raymond Lopez (15th) is running for mayor of Chicago in 2023, his reps confirmed early Wednesday. Lopez, one of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s biggest critics, is expected to formally announce his candidacy Wednesday afternoon in his ward. He tweeted early in the morning: “Chicago, I’m in!” “I love my City and, like most … Read more

Cavalier Johnson elected first Black mayor of Milwaukee, CNN projects

“This city, for the first time in our 176-year history, has elected its first Black mayor. We did it,” Johnson said Tuesday. Johnson, who at 35 is also the city’s first millennial mayor, defeated former Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan in the special election for a shortened two-year term. He took over as the city’s acting … Read more

Minneapolis mayor officially ends the execution of no-knock search warrants by police

Mayor Jacob Frey’s new policy will prohibit the MPD from requesting no-knock search warrants and from responding to requests of similar searches from other jurisdictions, according to a Tuesday statement from Frey’s office. The policy is not an outright “ban” on unannounced police entries, as Frey has said there are still certain pressing circumstances where … Read more