Mayor, running for reelection, dies in car crash just hours before polls close on Election Day

Democrat mayor of a small Louisiana town who was running for reelection died in a car crash on Election Day hours before polls closed, according to KLFY-TV. Louisiana State Police report that Melville Mayor Velma D. Hendrix, 84, died in a crash on U.S. 190 near Port Barre, in St. Landry Parish. A collision between two vehicles occurred just before 2 p.m., according to the authorities. Melville, known as the “Catfish Capital of the World,” …

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Oregon Mayor Faces Attempted Murder After Terrifying Road Rage Incident

Following a road rage shooting on Halloween, a small-town mayor in Oregon has been charged with attempted murder. On Monday, Rufus, Oregon, mayor Dowen Jones fired several rounds at a passing vehicle with a family of four inside of it. This happened during a road rage incident, according to Hood River Sheriff’s Office. Multiple charges have been filed against Dowen Jones, including attempted murder and four counts of attempted assault in the first degree. According …

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The Roles and Responsibilities of Local Governments

(TheDailyHorn.com) – Local governments are often forgotten in discussions about our elected representatives and systems of governance. However, they play several important roles in making policy. For most people, local policy decisions are the ones that have the greatest impact on their lives. So, it’s worth taking a closer look at local government entities and the services they provide. There are different levels of local government bodies. Most states are divided into counties, and smaller …

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