02 28 2015
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Tennessee Meth Law Draws Criticism from Black Caucus

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--A Tennessee lawmaker is trying to persuade the state to build a drug treatment clinic specifically for people addicted to methamphetamine.

State Rep. Judd Matheny, a Republican from Tullahoma, said the projected $10.1 million cost would save taxpayers in the long run by keeping some offenders out of prison.

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King's County

Seattle—An overflow crowd of more than 275 people filled the County Council chambers and lobbies Monday as the Metropolitan King county council approved an ordinance to change the county's official logo.

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Big Pipe Contracts Flowing

Minority- and women- owned businesses will benefit, officials say

While the city gets ready to bore a 5.5-mile tunnel 120 feet under Portland's east side, minority contractors should be sharpening their pencils to compete for at least $26 million in construction contracts.

The Portland City Council last week approved a $426 million construction project for the eastside Big Pipe, which will divert untreated sewage and stormwater from the Willamette River.

The company hired to do the project, Kiewit/Bilfinger Berger, has identified $53 million in "opportunities" for local subcontractors, and of that, at least $26 million could go to minority- or women-owned businesses, said Bill Mariucci, the company's project director.

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