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    Mayoral Recall Initiatives

    Thomas Cochran talked about anti-government sentiment on the Internet and the drive to recall mayors in cities across the country, which he ascribed to voter anger and frustration over…

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    Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Cut Proposals

    Several U.S. Conference of Mayors top officials held a news conference on proposed cuts to the Community Development Block Grant program that passed the U.S. House as part of 2011 federal…

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    Job Creation and the Economy, Part 1

    Mayors and other officials from around the country gathered for an annual winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Their remarks focused on state, local and federal efforts to…

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    2009 Hunger and Homelessness Report

    The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) released results of its 2009 Hunger and Homelessness Report. The survey includes results from 27 of America’s major cities that highlight the…

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    U.S. Conference of Mayors Plenary Session

    United States mayors held their 77th winter meetings. The opening session focused on the Obama Administrations' priorities for America’s cities. Incoming White House Chief…

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    Urban Issues

    At the opening plenary session Trenton Mayor Douglas Palmer delivered his president’s address, “'08 Mayors 10-Point Plan: Strong Cities, Strong Families, for a Strong…

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    Hunger and Homelessness Survey

    The panelists talked about a report that was released by the U.S. Conference of Mayors on the problems of hunger and homelessness. They said that economic issues such as poverty, high…

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    Hunger and Homelessness Survey

    Officials spoke about statistics on hunger and homelessness in the United States. They also responded to questions from members of the audience.

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    Avian Flu Preparedness

    During the Thursday Plenary Session, city mayors, federal officers, and local officials talked about city responses to a potential avian influenza pandemic, evacuation planning in cities,…

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    Hunger and Homelessness Survey

    Mayors Purcell and Pate, co-chairs of the U.S. Conference of Mayors' Task Force on Hunger and Homelessness in the U.S., discussed the task force’s report, including the fact that it…

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    Hunger and Homelessness

    The officials talked about hunger and homelessness in America’s cities, including statistics and potential remedies for these problems. Following their prepared remarks, they…

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    Major International Event Security

    Mayors of Salt Lake City and Athens Greece spoke on the topic, “Security at major International Events in Cities: The Olympic Challenge.”

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    Women's Issuses

    At a meeting between women mayors and women senators participants talked about the role of women in politics.

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    Hunger and Homelessness in American Cities

    Administration officials and mayors announced the results of a survey detailing an increase in hunger and homelessness in urban America. The survey looked at demand for emergency food…

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    Responding to Homelessness

    U.S. Conference of Mayors released its 14th annual survey of hunger and homelessness in U.S. cities. Secretary Cuomo and mayors talked about the survey. After prepared remarks…

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    Winter Meeting Opening Plenary

    After a video about the desegregation of Little Rock High School in 1954, Mr. Green, one of the “Little Rock Nine,” talked about his experiences and about the continuing…

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    Hunger and Homelessness Survey

    Mayor Riley, chair of the mayors' task force on hunger and homelessness, and Secretary Cuomo briefed reporters on the annual report on hunger and homelessness in 29 U.S. cities. He…

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    Youth Curfews in Cities

    The U.S. Conference of Mayors released a report on the impact of youth curfews on urban crime. The report indicates that most large cities use curfews and that most officials feel they…

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    Welfare Reform Impact in Cities

    Mayor Rendell, the current chair of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Welfare-to-Work Task Force, briefed reporters on a survey of welfare reform in 34 cities. He stressed the need for…

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