Nation's Cities Weekly

Monthly publication has articles and news briefs that cover municipal issues, such as government, economy, immigration, housing and transportation and after school programs.

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 44, November 4

Cable Competition: The Key to Consumer Choice
Two recent news items reinforced my belief in the old adage that "the more things change, the more they remain the same." The first was a full page Boston Globe advertisement beseeching readers, "Don't Let TCI Pull the Plug on Lifetime, the Only...
It's the Most Important Issue Facing America
The National League of Cities is an organization of approximately 135,000 elected municipal officials from all over the United States. Its purpose is to educate, share perspectives with and otherwise unite its members on issues facing the cities of...
Phoenix Fire Department Trains Media: Academy Produces Certified Fire Journalists
The media relations office of the Phoenix fore department responds both reactively and pro-actively to deliver three types of information to the public. we tell residents about issues of interest to them, such as new fire stations, new fire trucks,...
Symposium Offers Local Strategies for World Class Local Economies
The National League of Cites symposium, "Achieving World Class Local Economies," held in Columbus, Ohio, October 6-8, focused on increasing competitiveness through business and job growth, new governance approaches, and economic opportunity for all....
They're Only Children: Say Something!
I was setting on the subway a few weeks ago when I looked up and saw a baby, just a little less than a year old, swinging from the overhead bar. She was flanked by two young teenage girls who thought this was a great way to entertain their little sister....
Wrap Up of Public Safety Funding and Legislation
Just as the 104th Congress prepared to adjourn in early October, the members agreed on next year's funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Total appropriations for FEMA in 1997 will be approximately $1.7 billion. One billion of this amount...