Immigration policy labeled 'dysfunctional'
by PHILLIP WILLIAMS
Aug 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
State Rep. David Simpson (R-Longview) told about 50 people at a town hall meeting in Gilmer Tuesday night that the nation’s immigration policy is “dysfunctional,” and proposed several steps for eas...
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Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond, addresses Members of the Scottish Parliament, during First Minister's Question Time, in EdinburghBy Alistair Smout and Guy Faulconbridge EDINBURGH/LONDON (Reuters) - A poll showing support for Scottish independence at its highest ever level threw the fate of the United Kingdom into question on Tuesday, just two weeks before Scots vote on whether to secede. The poll by YouGov showed the unionist lead had shrunk to 6 percentage points from 22 a month ago as support for independence jumped to 47 percent in August, suggesting a major shift in opinion ahead of the Sept. 18 referendum. After months of polls showing nationalists heading for defeat in the vote, the YouGov poll for the first time raises the real prospect that secessionists could achieve their goal of breaking the 307-year-old union with England. "A ‘Yes’ victory is now a real possibility," YouGov President Peter Kellner, one of Britain's most respected pollsters, said.


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EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — A roadside bomb ripped apart an armored police vehicle travelling in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula on Tuesday, killing 11 policemen, including an officer, security and medical officials said.
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Gilmer City Council lowers tax rate
by PHILLIP WILLIAMS
Aug 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The Gilmer City Council on Tuesday lowered the city ad valorem tax rate to .625178 cents per $100 valuation after approving a $6.2 millon budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year. The cut is down about a...
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