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Did Kobe Bryant's on-air remark save the Idaho Potato Truck from early demise?

EAGLE, Idaho (AP) -- Kobe Bryant's teasing comment to a sideline reporter may have saved the Great Big Idaho Potato Truck from a premature retirement, according to the head of a state agency that promotes Idaho potatoes. Frank Muir, Idaho Potato Commission president and CEO, said ESPN sideline reporter Heather Cox told him that before a recent interview, Bryant referenced the running story line of the commission's ads: an Idaho potato grower's search for the "missing" potato truck.
San Jose Mercury News
26/04
3 Points
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Sports Idaho official: Kobe Bryant's remarks help save potato truck

It's on its fifth national tour to help charities and raise awareness of Idaho's most famous vegetable.Idaho Potato Commission president and CEO Frank Muir said ESPN sideline reporter Heather Cox told him that before a recent interview, Bryant referenced the running story line of the commission's ads: an Idaho potato grower's search for the "missing" potato truck.
The Denver Post
26/04
10 Points
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Bad apples: Who is teaching Mississippi's kids?

I have no interface with the commission, the statute is clear about who’s on the commission and until statute says (otherwise), we have to abide by statute.”RELATED: New JPS asst. The licensure commission reissued Amis’ teaching license last November.“There’s not a doubt in my mind that they were merciful to me,” she said. Records show the commission issued licenses to another 23 educators despite knowing they had been convicted of felonies or lost their licenses in other states .
USA Today
25/04
3 Points
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Right approach on Indian mascots

The governor's commission on the use of Indian mascots and imagery in public schools has issued a thoughtful report. The report specifically "recognizes and respects local control by elected boards of education." But the commission also rightly, and strongly, urges communities to get rid of derogatory and offensive Indian mascots, names and imagery . It doesn't pound the table or denounce certain schools, and it doesn't even urge lawmakers to outlaw offensive names and images.
The Denver Post
22/04
8 Points

State regulators put brakes on controversial ride-share proposal

He and Holland's mother, Donna Dinapoli, are suing Lyft over Holland's death."Lyft was supposed to be our designated driver," Lawrence said. Holland's boyfriend, Brady Lawrence, who also was in the car, urged the commission to use its power to make sure Lyft and other ride-hailing companies hire safe drivers. Last month, Lyft launched flexible weekly car rentals in Chicago, as part of a new partnership with General Motors.
San Jose Mercury News
22/04
1 Points
1

Report: Colorado public schools should end American Indian mascots

House said two of the four schools the commission visited were more resistant to change. History Colorado should archive and maintain the work of the commission and the schools that choose to make the mascot transition. The commission "strongly recommends" communities review their American Indian depictions in public forums to hear all voices on the issue. After visiting four communities where American Indian mascots and imagery were ingrained in high school life .
The Denver Post
19/04
20 Points

Milpitas: Council appoints to city's veterans, telecommunications panels

Telecommunications Commission: Veterans Commission: Founded in 1994, the telecommunications commission advises the council on matters of telecommunications policy, legislation, and implementation at the local, state and federal levels. Milpitas City Council voted unanimously April 5 to confirm Mayor Jose Esteves' recommended appointments to the city's veterans and telecommunications commissions. veterans or still actively serving members in any branch of the U.S.
San Jose Mercury News
19/04
5 Points
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Report: Colorado public schools should end American Indian mascots

House said two of the four schools the commission visited were more resistant to change. History Colorado should archive and maintain the work of the commission and the schools that choose to make the mascot transition. The commission "strongly recommends" communities review their American Indian depictions in public forums to hear all voices on the issue. After visiting four communities where American Indian mascots and imagery were ingrained in high school life .
The Denver Post
19/04
4 Points
1

Tech European Commission could finalize Android anti-trust charges against Google this week

use the Android operating system in combination with a range of Google’s proprietary applications and services. This one is focused on whether Google uses its control of Android to force smartphone manufacturers to favor its own apps over rival ones.In its statement last year, the commission said: “The majority of smartphone and tablet manufacturers.
9to5Mac
18/04
5 Points
1

In another reversal, Denver cop gets 30-day suspension for shoving man

But Brandon Schreiber protested Johnson's decision and argued with the officer outside the bar. Video footage from outside the bar showed Brandon Schreiber standing with his hands at his side when Johnson stepped toward him, put his hands on the man's shoulders and pushed him backward.Tomsick, the hearing officer, had ruled that Johnson used an appropriate amount of force.
The Denver Post
13/04
4 Points

Commission demands new leadership, big changes in Santa Clara County's troubled jails

The commission's recommendations, including a pending analysis from the US Department of Justice's National Institute of Corrections and several other reports, will be taken into account. Judge Stephen Manley, who runs the mental health courts and served as a nonvoting member of the commission, urged the supervisors to make it their top priority to improve mental health care, including funding more beds outside the jail.
San Jose Mercury News
13/04
5 Points

Commission demands new leadership, big changes in Santa Clara County's troubled jails

The commission's recommendations, including a pending analysis from the US Department of Justice's National Institute of Corrections and several other reports, will be taken into account. Judge Stephen Manley, who runs the mental health courts and served as a nonvoting member of the commission, urged the supervisors to make it their top priority to improve mental health care, including funding more beds outside the jail.
San Jose Mercury News
13/04
3 Points

Coastal Commission denies request for commissioner's emails

Some commission watchdogs claim the rules are poorly enforced and regularly skirted. California residents are not allowed to see emails or texts between coastal commissioners and lobbyists under the state's public records law, attorneys for the commission claim. The firing of Lester outraged coastal advocates who worry the commission is being tainted by powerful development interests. Coastal commissioners conduct all their official business on private accounts.
San Jose Mercury News
11/04
18 Points

Herhold: What's the fight between Laurie Smith and LaDoris Cordell really about?

Since then, with the blessing of the board of supervisors, the blue-ribbon Cordell commission has been hearing testimony about jail problems. A few hours before the fight, the two had met at Hobee's in Palo Alto, and Smith tried to persuade Cordell to moderate the commission's recommendations. The blue-ribbon commission has made 120 recommendations -- everything from installing an independent auditor to improving the inmate welfare fund. She suspended other guards who had exchanged racist messages.
San Jose Mercury News
08/04
6 Points
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