The countdown to Wednesday has begun. Millions will watch Obama and Romney square off for the first time — and at least a couple hundred of them will be at Party Politics!, The Inlander’s presidential debate party on Oct. 3.
Come one, come all. There will be a huge screen, lots of other big screen TVs and drink specials from our host, nYne Bar and Bistro.
See the Facebook event page here.
The Inlander’s Party Politics! • Wed, Oct. 3, beginning at 5:30 pm • $3 at the door • nYne • 232 W. Sprague Ave. • All-ages
The New York Times this weekend ran a front-page story on how Camden, N.J., is disbanding its police force to get rid of its union.
The reason? Generous time-off policies have made it so that about 30 percent of officers do not show up on any given day. And high salaries mean the city can't afford to hire the police officers it needs to combat crime. If the city's plan works, it will replace 273 unionized officers with as many as 400 non-union officers.
Spokane, which has about three times the size of Camden's population, currently has about the same amount of officers — roughly 275 — as the smaller city.
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