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Yesterday, I released the preliminary crime statistics for the first half of 2009. The overall change in crime was small, a .7% decrease, but the most striking statistic is that serious crime, which includes homicides, assaults and robberies, is down 17.7% compared to the same time period in 2008. More specifically, the crime stats showed […] [Read More]
This past week the City started receiving results back from drinking water tests performed earlier this summer at homes in the Scofieldtown area. The results are very distressing, showing pesticides in well water at several homes. I am sure that these results are especially shocking to the affected families and their neighbors. It is hard […] [Read More]
Today I spoke at a conference designed to increase the awareness of Hepatitis C in communities. Hepatitis C is a serious and lifelong infection that can lead to liver disease and organ failure. Unfortunately, there is not a vaccine yet to treat the infection. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that approximately 3-4 million Americans […] [Read More]