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Bishop City Council candidates’ forum

Deb Murphy Three incumbents and one challenger made their case at Monday evening’s Bishop City Council candidates’ forum hosted by the Sunrise Rotary. The format mirrored that of last week’s forum for Northern Inyo Healthcare District candidates: opening statement, responses to prepared questions and an audience Q&A session. The incumbents Laura Smith, Jim Ellis and […]

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Bishop City Council report: New Chief, new homes

By Deb Murphy Bishop’s City Council delivered one surprise out of three potentially explosive topics Monday night. The two non-surprises: Interim Chief Ted Stec was appointed permanent chief of the Bishop Police Department and the Council accepted the Revised Initial Negative Declaration on the proposed 15-home Kingston subdivision. The surprise: the members pulled away from […]

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‘In God We Trust’ says Bishop City Council

By Charles James The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or free exercise thereof…”  The separation between church and state in the U.S. Constitution has proven a complex and contentious subject. On Monday night, Jan. 26, four of five councilmembers voted to approve […]

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Bishop City Council: oath of office, new police officers, lower rent

At the Bishop City Council meeting Monday night, newly elected officials stood up to be sworn in.  Re-elected Council members Dave Stottlemyre and Laura Smith and newly elected Council member Pat Gardner took the oath. Retiring Council member Susan Cullen graciously welcomed Pat Gardner and then the new Council turned to selection of Mayor and […]

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