Home rule given county approval

first_imgThe process to potentially redraft Clark County’s form of government — to home rule — is under way.Clark County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday night to move forward with a November election of 15 partisan freeholder positions, five each from the three commissioner districts.Those freeholders will then undertake the process of drafting new rules for how the county operates, and, within the next two years, is expected to present voters with the option of adopting those rules.Voters can grant themselves the power of initiative and referendum authority within the county, expand the number of commissioners serving on the board, choose to separate legislative and executive powers by electing a county executive, make elected officials nonpartisan or change some elected positions to appointed roles.County commissioners voted to move forward with a home rule charter after hearing from 25 individuals testifying on the matter. The vast majority of public comment was in favor of undertaking home rule, with 18 commenters saying they’d like commissioners to proceed.Several elected officials spoke in favor of a new county charter including state Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, county Auditor Greg Kimsey, county Assessor Peter Van Nortwick and county Clerk Scott Weber, all Republicans. Former county commissioner Vern Veysey, also a Republican, also spoke in favor of home rule.last_img read more

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Critical surgery saves toddler with severe head injuries

first_imgKolkata: A 5-year-old boy from Murshidabad, who suffered severe head injury during an accident, was given a new lease of life by doctors at the SSKM Hospital.The victim, Ajijur Rahman, (5) was playing inside his house on Saturday when he suddenly fell on a sharp kitchen utensil. He suffered deep injuries in his head and bled profusely. The family members took the boy to the Murshidabad Medical College and Hospital. After primary treatment, the victim was shifted to the SSKM Hospital. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe patient was admitted at the emergency ward of the SSKM Hospital on Sunday. The doctors found that the patient’s artery was badly injured after being hit by a sharp kitchen utensil. A medical team has been set up at the hospital after the doctors felt the need of an emergency operation. The team of doctors performed a surgery and repaired the artery of the patient. According to the SSKM Hospital sources, the victim’s skull was also injured during the accident. The operation was risky and the doctors took various preventive measures. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe doctors were also cautious at the time of the operation as a small mistake could have killed the patient. According to a senior official of the hospital, the patient was brought to the SSKM Hospital in a very serious condition. At the time of the operation, it was found that blood had got clotted inside his skull. If the patient was not operated on time, there was a possibility of him getting paralyzed. He could have suffered a stroke. Timely surgical intervention saved his life.last_img read more

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