Union Leaders Respond As NOFD Dispute Could Extend Beyond Mardi Gras

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) -The theme of family took center stage as supporters stood behind dozens of firefighters amidst their labor dispute with city leaders. Union leaders spoke out against fire chief Tim McConnell who said firefighters staged a “sick-out” over the weekend with approximately one-third of staff members scheduled to report calling in sick. […]

Crime Is Down, But Everett Hopes To Hire 24 More Officers

EVERETT — Crime reports are down over the past decade in the city. Property and violent crime cases handled by the Everett Police Department steadily dropped between 2008 and 2018, according to FBI data. But people don’t feel safe, say Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin and Police Chief Dan Templeman. Their remedy is a plan to hire […]

OKC Police Union Leader Challenges Cutting Funds For Officers

Oklahoma City’s police union president says the optics of cutting funds for five officers “are not good.” The Police Department’s proposed fiscal 2021 budget would eliminate funding for five currently vacant sworn positions, saving $419,625. The proposed cut comes just two years after the city council won voters’ approval of a quarter-cent sales tax increase […]