As the city of Surrey continues to grow, many families say they struggle to find swimming lessons for their children and worry about the lack of city-run leisure facilities to accommodate a growing population. Megha Anand said she had been trying for two years to enroll her seven-year-old daughter without success. “It was really tough,” …

Our weekly national and local news digest highlights a recall effort against LA County DA George Gascwheren and redistricting updates. Read all about it in this week’s edition of the State & Local Tap. All good things come to an end. Ballotpedia will retire the State and Local Tap after the February 19 issue. Don’t …

Photo Provided – Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott and his wife, Cassandra, welcomed the birth of their son, Harrison Reed Elliott, last week. WHEELING — Mayor Glenn Elliott Jr. and his wife, Cassandra, welcomed their first child into the world last week. Harrison Reed Elliott was born at 11:05 a.m. Thursday, weighing …

LOUISVILLE, Colorado (CBS4)– Downtown Louisville was bustling on a Friday night. People flocked to the Creative Framing Art Gallery where owner Janet Russell had an idea. (credit: CBS) “We had to do something and just help our community. Really, my goal was just to get them out. But also to raise funds for the victims. …

The first thought that crossed the minds of Roanoke City Council members when Estelle McCadden walked into the room was “Oh no.” She attended hour-long town hall meetings to tell council members what to do, berate them for what they weren’t doing and offer solutions and ways to help, Mayor Sherman Lea said. . “I …

Ladies and gentlemen, start your lawyers. Many legal challenges are expected over the redistricting issue now that New York Governor Kathy Hochul has approved new maps for the state’s congressional districts that give Democrats a heavy political edge over Republicans. New York Independent Redistricting CommissionNew York Independent Redistricting Commission Despite allegations of gerrymandering and objections …

Project initiator and artist Will Durkee shares the importance of a community-building art project after weathering a pandemic By CLARA FISCHER — [email protected] Davis might not be the first town that comes to mind when you think of art, but the humble town is full of local artists working on their own projects every day. …

HARRISBURG, Pa. Pennsylvania’s Democratic-majority Supreme Court on Wednesday wrested control of choosing new district lines for the state’s congressional delegation, a process that has stalled the governor and legislature. The five Democratic justices issued an order directing a lower judge to deliver to them by Monday a report recommending a new map, along with his …

Dave Bonomi, owner of Chicago’s Coalfire pizzeria, had no interest in opening a new restaurant. A near-permanent member of the hospitality industry – he started working in the kitchens aged 12 – he had managed to run his restaurant’s West Town and Lakeview locations during the early stages of the pandemic and had felt that …

Svante Myrick, Ithaca’s youngest and longest-serving mayor, will step down Feb. 6 after 10 years of service. Throughout his tenure, Myrick has worked closely with the leaders of Ithaca College and faculty. Myrick, a Cornell alumnus, announced his resignation On January 5, stating that he had accepted a leadership position at People for the American …