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Local MugShots is a 12 page CRIME Tabloid featuring over 300 MugShots of various “local to your community” fugitives and others.

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Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in a Global Age
Michael ShumanNational drug chains squeeze local pharmacies out of business, while corporate downsizing ships jobs overseas. All across America, communities large and small are losing control of their economies to outside interests. Going Local shows how some cities and towns are fighting back. Refusing to be overcome by Wal-Marts and layoffs, they are taking over abandoned factories, switching to local produce and manufactured goods, and pushing banks to loan money to local citizens. Shuman details how dozens of communities are recapturing their own economies with these new strategies, investing not in outsiders but in locally owned businesses.
The Homevoter Hypothesis: How Home Values Influence Local Government Taxation, School Finance, and Land-Use Policies
William A. FischelJust as investors want the companies they hold equity in to do well, homeowners have a financial interest in the success of their communities. If neighborhood schools are good, if property taxes and crime rates are low, then the value of the homeowner's principal asset--his home--will rise. Thus, as William Fischel shows, homeowners become watchful citizens of local government, not merely to improve their quality of life, but also to counteract the risk to their largest asset, a risk that cannot be diversified. Meanwhile, their vigilance promotes a municipal governance that provides services more efficiently than do the state or national government.Fischel has coined the portmanteau word "homevoter" to crystallize the connection between homeownership and political involvement. The link neatly explains several vexing puzzles, such as why displacement of local taxation by state funds reduces school quality and why local governments are more likely to be efficient providers of environmental amenities. The Homevoter Hypothesis thereby makes a strong case for decentralization of the fiscal and regulatory functions of government. (20011227)
The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience (Transition Guides)
Rob HopkinsWe live in an oil-dependent world, arriving at this level of dependency in a very short space of time by treating petroleum as if it were in infinite supply. Most of us avoid thinking about what happens when oil runs out (or becomes prohibitively expensive), but The Transition Handbook shows how the inevitable and profound changes ahead can have a positive outcome. These changes can lead to the rebirth of local communities that will grow more of their own food, generate their own power, and build their own houses using local materials. They can also encourage the development of local currencies to keep money in the local area.There are now over 30 "transition towns" in the UK, Australia and New Zealand with more joining as the idea takes off. They provide valuable experience and lessons-learned for those of us on this side of the Atlantic. With little proactive thinking at the governmental level, communities are taking matters into their own hands and acting locally. If your town is not a transition town, this upbeat guide offers you the tools for starting the process.
The Principal as Curriculum Leader: Shaping What Is Taught and Tested
Featuring current research, how-to strategies, and more, this revised bestseller shows principals how to provide strong leadership to influence curriculum at local and state levels.
Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal: War Stories From the Local Food Front
Joel SalatinDrawing upon 40 years' experience as an ecological farmer and marketer, Joel Salatin explains with humor and passion why Americans do not have the freedom to choose the food they purchase and eat. From child labor regulations to food inspection, bureaucrats provide themselves sole discretion over what food is available in the local marketplace. Their system favors industrial, global corporate food systems and discourages community-based food commerce, resulting in homogenized selection, mediocre quality, and exposure to non-organic farming practices. Salatin's expert insight explains why local food is expensive and difficult to find and will illuminate for the reader a deeper understanding of the industrial food complex.
Planning Local Economic Development: Theory and Practice
Edward J. Blakely and Nancey Green LeighSince the appearance of the first edition in 1990, Planning Local Economic Development has been the foundation for an entire generation of practitioners and academics working in planning and policy development. Written by authors with years of academic, regional, and city planning experience, the book has been used widely in graduate economic development, urban studies, nonprofit management, and public administration courses. Now thoroughly updated for the challenges of the 21st century and with new coverage of sustainability, the Fourth Edition explores the theories of local economic development while addressing the issues and opportunities faced by cities, towns, and local entities to craft their economic destinies within the global economy. Authors Edward J. Blakely and Nancey Green Leigh provide a thoroughly up-to-date exploration of planning processes, analytical techniques, and locality, business, and human resource development, as well as high technology and sustainable economic development strategies. New to This Edition Incorporates sustainability into the definition and practice of local economic developmentOffers new case studies, illustrations, and exercises Takes a fresh look at the state of the economic development profession Addresses local economic development planning’s response to a climate-challenged world Planning Local Economic Development, Fourth Edition, is ideal for graduate courses in Economic Development, Urban Studies, Nonprofit Management, Economics/Public Finance, and Public Administration. Economic development specialists in local and municipal government in the United States and internationally, as well as nonprofit organizations, will also find this an essential reference.
Understanding Government Budgets: A Practical Guide
R. Mark MusellBudgets in the United States follow rules of presentation and use terms that make sense to few outside the world of government finance. Moreover, practices vary widely among the thousands of governments in the country, between federal, state, and local levels. Understanding Government Budgets offers detailed explanations of each of the different types of information found in budgets, featuring annotated examples from both state and local budgets, as well as the budget of the federal government. It stresses that the choices made about format and organization influence the story a budget tells about government. The goal of the book is to make the format of budgets and the information they contain accessible and understandable, helping users make better sense of government and its performance. Perfect for undergraduate or graduate level courses in budgeting and public administration, Understanding Government Budgets also makes a useful guide to budgets for the average citizen with an interest in how government operates or journalists writing about it.
One Foot in Eden: A Novel
Ron RashWill Alexander is the sheriff in a small town in southern Appalachia, and he knows that the local thug Holland Winchester has been murdered. The only thing is the sheriff can find neither the body nor someone to attest to the killing. Simply, almost elementally told through the voices of the sheriff, a local farmer, his beautiful wife, their son, and the sheriff's deputy, One Foot in Eden signals the bellwether arrival of one the most mature and distinctive voices in southern literature.
No B.S. Grassroots Marketing: Ultimate No Holds Barred Take No Prisoners Guide to Growing Sales and Profits of Local Small Businesses
Dan S. Kennedy and Jeff SlutskyBe a Small Business with BIG IMPACT Called the “professor of harsh reality,” Dan S. Kennedy, joined by local-level marketing specialist Jeff Slutsky, delivers a hard-to-swallow truth to local small business owners like you: You Are in a Fight for Your Life. As a local small business you’re vulnerable to distant online discounters, big box retailers, and other competition, you’ve got to do more than merely get customers—you have to keep them FOR LIFE. And, you have to win them over where your competition can’t—at the street level. Kennedy and Slutsky present local business owners, retailers, service providers, restaurateurs, and professional practice owners with a tactical grassroots marketing plan to help increase customer retention, generate greater referrals, and build a thriving business for the long-term. Covers: 9 inconvenient truths of grassroots marketing Zero-Based Marketing—the solution when you figure out traditional and “non-traditional” marketing is failing you How to use the media as an extension of personality and of relationship—NOT a substitute for it Why most local marketing programs fail and what you need to do to succeed (a 7-Step Plan and tactics) On-site promotions—increase revenue without spending money, time or leaving your operation How to use—and how to waste dollars on—the Internet and other technology PLUS gain access to: FREE – Glazer-Kennedy University Webinar Series FREE – Elite Gold Insider’s Circle Membership* FREE – Income Explosion Guide & CD FREE – Income Explosion FAST START Tele-Seminar
The Small-Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition (BK Currents (Paperback))
Michael H ShumanDefenders of globalization, free markets, and free trade insist there's no alternative to mega-stores like Wal-Mart -- Michael Shuman begs to differ. In "The Small-Mart Revolution, Shuman makes a compelling case for his alternative business model, one in which communities reap the benefits of "going local" in four key spending categories: goods, services, energy, and finance. He argues that despite the endless media coverage of multinational conglomerates, local businesses give more to charity, adapt more easily to rising labor and environmental standards, and produce more wealth for a community. They also spend more locally, thereby increasing community income and creating wealth and jobs. "The Small-Mart Revolution presents a visionary yet practical roadmap for everyone concerned with mitigating the worst of globalization.

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