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Temple-area bond proposals offer new local government debt opportunities (TX)

Estate of Denial

Texas local government debt ranks second highest among the top 10 most populous states. Undeterred, however, May 9 will bring a new round of bond elections in Temple and throughout the state whereby voters donning financial personas of the oft-used and ever so appropriate drunken sailor spending analogy will approve new debt opportunities promoted by Keep Reading…

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Judge denies Harris Lewis’ bid to protect bond in missing Probate Court funds case (GA)

A visiting judge on Friday denied a request by Chatham County Probate Judge Harris Lewis that the county be barred from surrendering his $100,000 bond in a dispute over missing money from the court until a judicial determination of the facts in the case. The action by Superior Court Judge Albert Rahn III of Reidsville Keep Reading…

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Threatened with estate tax, Israel’s rich are taking precautions

Moshe Kahlon, the presumed finance minister in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s next government, is at best weeks away from starting work, but already Israel’s wealthiest are taking precautions in case Kahlon makes good on his promise to impose an estate tax. Faced with a large part of their estates ending up with the tax authorities, Keep Reading…

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A dental health care alternative with teeth? (TX)

Access to health care is becoming problematic on many fronts. Here’s one important approach currently under consideration by the Texas Legislature. From Watchdog Arena: As the Texas Legislature studies measures to address the growing challenge of health care access, two bills specifically target dental provider shortages by creating new opportunity for dental hygiene practitioners (DHPs)– Keep Reading…

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MLK heirs get more time to settle dispute over Bible, Nobel (GA)

ATLANTA (AP) – A judge is giving the children of Martin Luther King Jr. more time to try to resolve a dispute over their father’s traveling Bible and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize without a trial. King’s estate, controlled by his sons, last year asked a judge to order their sister to surrender the items. In Keep Reading…

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Elder abuse cases on rise (ME)

WALDOBORO, Maine —Elder abuse is a crime against senior citizens that is gaining the attention of law enforcement. Lincoln County has seen several cases in the past couple weeks. Elder abuse is a crime that often goes unreported, but people are starting to take note and officials are taking up the cause on behalf of Keep Reading…

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Family fights attorney getting millions from client’s will (MI)

LANSING – When Robert (Bobby) Mardigian wanted to put his substantial financial affairs in order, he turned to his longtime friend, Troy attorney Mark Papazian. The will and trust that resulted left the bulk of Mardigian’s fortune — more than $17 million after taxes when Mardigian died in 2012 — to Papazian and his two Keep Reading…

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