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‘We’re prepared’: Utah County election officials make improvements to prevent past problems

PROVO — Election officials in Utah County said they have made improvements to prevent issues that have plagued the county in the past.

After polling locations experienced long lines lasting more than three hours on midterm election night in 2018, Governor Gary Herbert criticized Utah County as the “epicenter of dysfunction.”

For next month’s general election, the county’s new clerk/auditor promises things will be better.

“When you look at what I’ve been able to accomplish in a short amount of time, it’s because I was able to secure the resources for the equipment and literally the best team in the state,” said Utah County Clerk/Auditor Amelia Powers Gardner.

Since Powers Gardner took office in 2019, she’s hired new staff and purchased new ballot-counting machines. She said they now have the largest scanners in the state, which can process 600 ballots per minute.

“I’ve worked tirelessly to make sure that my

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What about $490,000 can buy in Sumner County


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Published 5:01 a.m. CT Oct. 13, 2020

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BETHPAGE

206 Dry Fork Creek Road, Bethpage 37022

Year built: 1999

Square feet: 1,813

Price: $490,000

Description: Four-bedroom, three-bathroom home sits on 20.87-acre lot. Home has marble fire place, stainless steel appliances and hardwood floors, new double pane windows, master on main floor. Private guest quarters upstairs include bedroom, full bath and family room. HVAC split units are 1 and 2 years old.

206 Dry Fork Creek Road, Bethpage 37022 (Photo: Homes.com)

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GALLATIN

1034 S. Browns Lane, Gallatin

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Sales of single-family homes recorded in Sonoma County for the week of Sept. 30

One hundred and forty single-family homes sold in Sonoma County during the week of Sept. 30 ranging in price from $53,500 to $3.9 million.

Topping our list of real estate transactions for the week was 24121 Wine Country Court in Sonoma which sold for $3,900,000 on August 31 . This five bedroom, four bathroom, 4,736 square foot residence featured a gourmet kitchen with a Viking range and a Sub Zero double door refrigerator.

See what homes are selling for near you.

Annapolis

35337 Annapolis Road, $515,000

Bodega Bay

1210 Windy Lane, $680,000

1350 Bodega Ave., $740,000

2032 Sandpiper Court, $870,000

1148 Seaeagle Loop, $1,350,000

Camp Meeker

75 Woodland Ave., $380,000

5422 Lincoln Ave., $397,000

Cazadero

70 Sequoia Ridge Road, $853,000

Cloverdale

243 Red Mountain Drive, $548,000

172 Porterfield Creek Drive, $575,000

Cotati

1177 W. Railroad Ave., $750,000

105 Ward Drive, $765,000

Forestville

9449 Dell Road, $390,000

8004 Savio Lane, $428,000

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3 years later, Sonoma County Tubbs Fire survivors seek justice after contractors allegedly fail to deliver on promise to rebuild homes

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (KGO) — It has been three long years since Sonoma County’s Tubbs Fire nightmare.

It feels like yesterday to those who survived.

For a crowd gathered with signs outside the Sonoma County courthouse Friday morning, it feels more like an eternity.

“I’m still not over it. PTSD for three years, now,” said Ellen Lencher.

She and others in the crowd lost homes in the fire and money, they say, to Sal and Pam Chiaramonte.

RELATED: Santa Rosa contractor Chiaramonte Construction responds to complaints about rebuilds of homes destroyed in Tubbs Fire

The contractors from Tulare County promised to rebuild 39 houses at Central Valley prices. They did not deliver on most of them.

“And even after the time the realized they would not be able to do what they promised, they continued to take money from people,” said attorney Richard Freeman, who represents many of the victims

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Contractor sues Aud Authority, Oneida County over unpaid work on Nexus Center

The contractor working on the Nexus Center in downtown Utica is suing the Upper Mohawk Valley Auditorium Authority and Oneida County for at least $10.4 million for work completed on the project. 



a close up of a bridge: Crews continue construction work at the site of the Nexus Center on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in Utica. The Nexus project, which formally broke ground in mid-February, is funded through three sources: state funding; the Aud Authority; and an increase in the county's hotel occupancy fund.


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Crews continue construction work at the site of the Nexus Center on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in Utica. The Nexus project, which formally broke ground in mid-February, is funded through three sources: state funding; the Aud Authority; and an increase in the county’s hotel occupancy fund.

The lawsuit, filed in state Supreme Court in Oneida County, concerns the 170,000-square-foot athletic facility adjacent to the Adirondack Bank Center on Route 5S in Utica. The $50 million Nexus Center is expected to hold four ice rinks, locker rooms, spectator seating and other amenities for youth tournaments when complete. 

Construction on the project has been halted since May due to the coronavirus pandemic and concerns

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2 men killed in Baldwin County were contractors from Seattle



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BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. — Deputies say two men were found dead in Baldwin County early Friday morning. Deputies have ruled the deaths as homicides.

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office said the bodies were found on County Road 95 around 4 a.m.

The victims have been identified as Ryan Fraizer and Joshua Carroll — both of the Seattle, Washington area. Deputies say both men install fiberoptic cable and were in the area performing contract work.

“I believe it was a newspaper delivery person, out and about this morning,” said Lt. Andre Reid with the Baldwin County Major Crimes Unit. “Came across the two victims and notified police.”

At this time, officials don’t know if they were killed on County Road 95 or brought there. But Reid says both experienced trauma.

Autopsies will be done to determine the cause of death for both.

An investigation is

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Rise of coronavirus in nursing homes has Muskegon County probing possible reinfections

MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – A concerning uptick in coronavirus cases among nursing homes is under investigation by Muskegon County health officials, who are exploring whether there may be some reinfections.



a person standing in front of a building talking on a cell phone: A concerning uptick in coronavirus cases among nursing homes is under investigation by Muskegon County health officials, who are exploring whether there may be some reinfections. In this file photo, residents of Metron of Cedar Springs nursing home wave to members of City Impact, a faith-based organization from Cedar Springs, who paid them a visit in March.


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A concerning uptick in coronavirus cases among nursing homes is under investigation by Muskegon County health officials, who are exploring whether there may be some reinfections. In this file photo, residents of Metron of Cedar Springs nursing home wave to members of City Impact, a faith-based organization from Cedar Springs, who paid them a visit in March.

That’s according to Kathy Moore, director of Public Health-Muskegon County, who said she’s concerned about the continuing growth in new COVID-19 cases.

There is one known case of COVID-19 reinfection in the county, in which the two episodes of illness were about four months apart, Moore said.

Muskegon County statistics show a surge of

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County parks’ bathrooms MIA? Friendly dragonfly?

Today’s batch of burning questions, my smart-aleck answers and the real deal:



a flock of seagulls standing next to a body of water: Finn Hilgeman, 2, and his dad, Spencer, toss feed to a pair of geese at Lake Julian Park on Jan. 30, 2020. The pair come to feed the birds about once a week but this was their first trip in a while after January illnesses kept them at home.


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Finn Hilgeman, 2, and his dad, Spencer, toss feed to a pair of geese at Lake Julian Park on Jan. 30, 2020. The pair come to feed the birds about once a week but this was their first trip in a while after January illnesses kept them at home.

Question: With Buncombe County’s parks, the bathrooms still haven’t reopened. Why is that?

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My answer: Hey, I’m sure all the little tykes “holding it” till they get home have not used any alternate “facilities.”

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Real answer: Lillian Govus, director of communications and public engagement with Buncombe County, answered this one.

“We open most restroom facilities only when those facilities are under full operation (i.e. pools, sports facilities,

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Dauphin County hideaway home on wooded lot boasts chef’s kitchen, 3 levels of decks: Cool Spaces

Situated on almost four acres of wooded land, this home sits tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac in the Derry Woods development.



a large kitchen with stainless steel appliances and wooden cabinets: The kitchen area


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The kitchen area

Every view is one of natural beauty thanks to large windows and three levels of decks and balconies. Natural plantings in the front and back attract wildlife.

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Inside, wooden floors can be found throughout the home. A dining room flows into a chef’s kitchen with two ovens, two microwaves, two sinks, a large island and plenty of storage space.

Counter seating is available in the kitchen as well as in an adjoining great room with vaulted ceilings, skylights and fireplace.

The master suite has its own balcony, large windows overlooking the backyard and a walk-in closet and a master bath.

The finished lower level offers

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Preliminary plans for Augusta County Courthouse renovation and addition released

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The new proposed Augusta County Courthouse renovation, which will take nine of the surrounding buildings and incorporate it into the new complex. This plan needs to be approved by the City of Staunton’s Historic Preservation Commission. (Photo: Submitted)

STAUNTON – New plans for the Augusta County Courthouse have been released. 

Augusta County has submitted an application for a certificate of appropriateness to the City of Staunton’s Historic Preservation Commission. The application includes descriptions, drawings, photographs, plans and documentation that are required by the commission, the release said.

A total budget for the project has not been released, but The News Leader has asked county officials for an estimate and did not hear back immediately. 

The main takeaway from the plans include rehabilitating the 1901 courthouse and the Echols Building, which are two buildings that were completed by Staunton architect T.J. Collins, the release said. The new plans show that

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