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We’ve added the ability for users to track their favorite content on LRIS.com! On any article or podcast post, you can now “Favorite” it, bookmarking it for later. This is a great tool to save content for later or to go back to reference an article. To Favorite an article or podcast, simply go to the bottom of any post to find the blue Favorite button. Once you Favorite…

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Horry County Firefighters Say They’re Being Shorted Some Pay

HORRY COUNTY, SC — Some Horry County firefighters say the department’s new payment system isn’t giving them the full amount of money they should be owed. “We were always known to have a small check at the beginning of the month, and a big check at the end of the month,” Chad Caton, a former firefighter who often speaks on current employees’ behalf, explained. Caton said the new system appears…

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4 Cops In ‘Love Rectangle’ Stripped Of Guns So They Wouldn’t Kill Each Other

NEW YORK, NY — This love triangle has four corners — and four police badges! An NYPD sergeant cheated on his cop girlfriend with a fellow officer, whose husband is also on the job — and the bosses took away everyone’s guns so they wouldn’t kill each other, sources told The Post on Monday. Sgt. Kandou Worley, 40, and Officer Stephanie Gallardo, 33, were both assigned to the department’s…

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Colorado Springs Firefighters Union Overcomes Mayor’s Opposition For Spot On Ballot

Despite vehement opposition from the mayor and some Colorado Springs City Council members, the local firefighters union has collected enough signatures to place a collective bargaining question on the city’s April ballot. All that’s left is a vote next week by the council, a formality because the Professional Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 5, collected about 16,000 signatures that were validated late last month, City Clerk Sarah Johnson said. Local President Dave…

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Ch Ch Ch Changes

Changes are happening at LRIS with one long term employee stepping away and a someone new coming aboard. Tanja Olson has been the engine of the LRIS back office since 2007. She’s the one who fills your book orders, processes your newsletter subscriptions and ships your seminar materials. She’s also been our de facto office manager for the past couple of years. Tanja is a lifelong resident of the…

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Medics Suspended Over Patient Photos

Two Columbus firefighter-paramedics were suspended without pay for taking or distributing photographs of medical patients without their permission. The Department of Public Safety announced the suspensions Monday afternoon. Firefighter-paramedic Mike McConnell, an eight-year veteran of the division, admitted to taking photographs and video in 2016 of a patient. He was found to have violated a rule defining good behavior. Safety Director Ned Pettus Jr. issued a 96-hour (four-day) unpaid…

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What Due Process Rights Are Chiefs Owed, And When?

The federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, not always known for the brevity of its decisions, has recently used a case involving the termination of Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub as the vehicle to succinctly describe whether chiefs are entitled to due process upon their termination, and if so, when. Due process rights come in two varieties, depending upon whether the employee has a “property right” to the job….

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New Haven Mayor: Police Chief Must Complete 10 Requirements Before Returning To Work

NEW HAVEN, CT – After finishing up a paid disciplinary period, New Haven Police Chief Dean Esserman immediately went on sick leave. Now, the city’s mayor says they both agreed he need to accomplish 10 things before he can come back to work. The embattled chief is taking on both heavy criticism and praise. “Before he came, crime was up,” said New Haven Mayor Toni Harp. “Over the past…

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Oregon Ballot Measure Would Require Discrimination Against Unions

The New Wave of Anti-Worker Attacks Anil S. Karia Attacks on working people and their right to collectively bargain over wages, hours, and working conditions are now commonplace across the country. Oregon, my home state with a history of strong collective bargaining rights, is the latest in the national parade of undermining the middle class. The favorite mode of attack in Oregon over the past few years has been…

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Kim Davis And Public Safety Employees

It’s spreading, as you might expect it would. Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis says her Christian religion prohibits her from performing gay marriages. Now, a Muslim flight attendant says her religion prohibits her serving alcohol to passengers. The broad question is whether public safety employees have the right to refuse to do part of their jobs because of their religious beliefs. There’s actually a bit of caselaw on the issue,…

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