Comments by Keith

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Hmmmmm......

I read the article three times and did not see any reference to "businesses from other states...." And to date, no state requires a living wage. There are some cities that require it for government contracting, but that's all. If you want to advocate for a living wage, at least use facts, reasoning and logic.

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Information release

While this is certainly tragic to all of the near and distant family members, the responsibility of law enforcement ends after notifying at least one direct next-of-kin. Police officials have no idea how long it would take to notify all of the family members, and rely on that next-of-kin to handle it. In today's social media world, these things happen.

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Same thing here

I'm an Auburn native, but now live in central Illinois. The same thing is being done here . The bus drivers unionized two years ago, and now the school district is out-sourcing the service. The district and the drivers could not come to a contract agreement, and there will be substantial savings to the taxpayers. Auburn is not alone in these issues.

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A good thing

One issue the average homeowner doesn't realize is that your insurance bill is based -- in part -- on the ISO fire rating for your city. If Auburn had continued with the brownouts, the ISO calculation would have been worse, and your insurance bill would have increased.

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Well....

Since the first investigation said he acted appropriately, then he's not "trigger-happy."

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Coast Guard

Actually Chris, he may have spent his CG career on inland waterways. I now live in the Midwest, and I'm always surprised at the amount of USCG there is on the Mississippi, Illinois, Ohio, and other rivers. I used to think they were only around the coast line of our country.

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No surprise

In earlier articles, he struck me as very confrontational. He didn't get his way, so now he's storming off the playground. How immature; you can either be part of the solution, or part of the problem.

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I don't think it was an ambulance

Based on the fact it only had a "driver," and no other company members were identified, it was probably a non-emergency wheelchair van operated by the ambulance company. A licensed ambulance would have to have at least two staff members, one of which is an EMT.

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Irony

Nice picture! Isn't that the old ELHS in the background?? The one that wasn't renovated?

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Don't understand why these suits are allowed

Yet another frivolous lawsuit, especially when I got to this part of the article: "Trooper Brown was not properly trained or supervised in a manner to prevent the unlawful use of deadly force,” states the notice of claim."

Not properly trained??? Most law enforcement officers never pull their gun out of the holster and/or fire it in a 25-year career. That's a result of how much training they get!