Daily Archives: May 8, 2010

Lynne Williams to participate in bottled water forum

Lynne Williams, former Green candidate for governor of Maine and now running for state senate, will be participating in a forum on bottled water and its local impacts:

Sunday, May 16th from 1:00 – 3:30 pm at Reel Pizza in Bar Harbor

Film about Bottled Water “Tapped” Followed By Panel Discussion

Background: The rise of the bottled water industry is visible in Maine and through the entire world.… Read more ...

Walter Joseph “Wally” Hickel, 1919-2010

Walter “Wally” Hickel — US Secretary of the Interior in President Richard M. Nixon’s administration and two-time governor of Alaska — died yesterday, the Washington Post reports.

Hickel served his first term as governor as a Republican in the 1960s, and was fired by the Nixon White House after criticizing the administration’s policy versus anti-war protests in the wake of the Kent State shootings in 1970.… Read more ...

Press Release: Ken Block Calls for a Budget and Review Commission in Woonsocket

Via contact.ipr@gmail.com:

Warwick, RI- May 6th, 2010- Ken Block, Moderate Party Candidate for Governor, called upon the state to establish a budget and review commission in Woonsocket. Last week, Moody’s Investor Service downgraded the city’s bond rating to junk status making it highly unlikely that Woonsocket will have access to bank loans that the city often uses for capitol improvements, refinancing of existing debt and to maintain cash flow.Read more ...

BAN: South Carolina Greens Run Their First Gubernatorial Nominee

From Ballot Access News:

On May 1, the South Carolina Green Party state convention nominated candidates for office, including the party’s first gubernatorial nominee in this state. He is Morgan Bruce Reeves, whose web page, www.morganreevesforgovernor.com, is at this link. The web page shows a 3-minute clip from a past Spartans-Trojans football game in which Reeves, who played in that game, received prominent attention.

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