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Douglas County has a tentative stopgap for a $1 million deficit it's facing next year. The Executive Committee approved cutting $300,000 from the highway department's budget, increasing the transfer from its forestry department by $100,000, increasing sales tax projections by $100,000 and increasing the contribution employees pay for health insurance from 12 percent to 15 percent of the total cost. Overall, the changes made Wednesday, Sept. 12, would close the gap by about $600,000 of the projected deficit in the 2019 budget.
Groups big and small are hitting the city's waterways over the next two week in an effort to clean up area beaches.
Douglas County has a million-dollar problem -- two of them, in fact.
The Douglas County District Attorney's Office could use more than twice the number of prosecutors available to handle its caseload, according to the most recent District Attorney Workload Analysis. The analysis revealed Douglas County, which has 3.5 prosecutorial positions currently, would need to fill an additional 3.73 full-time equivalent positions to manage the workload effectively.
Democratic candidates for governor and lieutenant governor were greeted Thursday, Sept. 6, by a packed house of supporters at Thirsty Pagan in Superior. The standing-room-only crowd spilled out to the sidewalk. "This really is a watershed election," said retired state Sen. Bob Jauch, a Democrat. He said it's time to change the politics of division, disruption and distraction, and restore the politics of compassion and concern for others.
The standing-room-only crowd spilled out to the sidewalk.
The Superior City Council hasn't approved a plan yet for year-round, all-terrain and utility-terrain routes through the city.
The Superior City Council got its first glimpse Tuesday, Sept. 4, at the 2019 budget for city operations.
Groups big and small are hitting the city's waterways over the next two week in an effort to clean up area beaches. "Every year, we are part of the international cleanup event," said Andrea Crouse, water resource specialist with the Superior Environmental Services Division. During the two-week event, which starts Friday, Sept. 7,, the Superior Coastal Cleanup brings groups and volunteers together on Superior's shores to clean up area beaches.
Superior is making plans to move its archery range in the Superior Municipal Forest.