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a person holds up a cup of beer with a label that says it's ok to drink on the street

‘I felt so naughty’: New open carry alcohol laws boost downtowns

BY: - November 6, 2023

Holly Smith Mount wanted to be first. Smith Mount, chair of the city council in Huntington, West Virginia, was determined to see her community launch the state’s initial outdoor drinking zone — an idea made possible only after the legislature changed the state’s alcohol law earlier this year. “I will fully admit I’m very competitive,” […]

White House keys in on mayors and mayors-elect for D.C. forum on federal funding

BY: - December 16, 2022

WASHINGTON — Mayors from throughout the United States will sit down with senior Biden administration officials Friday for a half-day forum on how their cities can access resources within the COVID-19 aid bill, bipartisan infrastructure law and Democrats’ signature health care and climate change package known as the Inflation Reduction Act.  The meetings, which will […]

Biden urges city leaders to take advantage of billions in federal relief funds

BY: - March 15, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Monday urged local and city governments to continue to use the $130 billion in funds allocated to them from the American Rescue Plan to help during the pandemic. The president of the National League of Cities, Vince Williams of Union City, Georgia, introduced the president to attendees of the […]

More than $350B in federal recovery cash starts rolling out to states, cities, counties

BY: - May 11, 2021

List shows how much 26 NC cities and towns will receive WASHINGTON — States, cities and counties can begin to tap their share of the $350 billion in federal funds intended to spur a national recovery from the economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic, White House officials announced Monday. The Biden administration said the much-anticipated […]