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ICMA SmartBrief

News for local government professionals

ICMA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: International City/County Management Association

Ark. counties receive disaster declarations from USDA



Farmers' and ranchers' losses from last month's flood in Arkansas have resulted in federal disaster declarations in 10 counties. Thirteen neighboring counties also will receive federal aid. Read More

Public Safety SmartBrief

News for emergency communications and response professionals

Public Safety SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Emergency Number Association

S.C. county aims to fund emergency-communication upgrade


  • Greenville News (S.C.) (tiered subscription model), The

Greenville County, S.C., officials are studying ways to pay for an upgraded communication system that would allow 9-1-1 dispatchers and first responders in different cities to have direct contact with… Read More

NRPA SmartBrief

News for professionals working in parks and recreation

NRPA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Recreation and Parks Association

Va. county forgoes pesticides as countermeasure to Lyme disease


  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Loudoun County, Virginia, has abandoned a plan first floated in 2012 to use pesticides in public parks in order to eliminate ticks carrying Lime disease. The county heard from conservationists and res… Read More

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