Reno To Lay Off 35 Firefighters, Brown Out 3rd Station

RENO, NV &#8211 3:18 p.m. update: For two years, the city of Reno has relied on the federal government’s SAFER grant program to maintain its staffing levels. The grant program was created to help local fire departments increase the number of trained “front line” firefighters on the ground. In 2011, the city was awarded $1.9 […]

Federal Judge Dismisses Challenge To City’s Takeover Of Police Off-Duty Details

A federal judge Monday (April 7) dismissed a lawsuit challenging the city’s new system of police off-duty paid details, siding with Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration. The new policy is a major piece of a wide-ranging consent decree between the city and the U.S. Department of Justice. In her ruling, U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan rejected […]

Police Department Pioneers Mindfulness Program

HILLSBORO, OR &#8211 The cops gathered in the dim, cozy studio. Dressed in gym clothes, they stretched out on dark green yoga mats. Lie on your back, the instructor said. Get comfy. Focus on your left little toe, he softly intoned. What’s there? How does it feel? He moved on, toe by toe, left foot, […]