Palin Banning Cameras?

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We knew Sarah Palin went rogue. But is she going private, too? A story out today reports Palin may ban cameras at her speech at California State University, Stanislaus (never heard of it). As a public person, should we be allowed to show you what she says and does during her speeches?

Two Iowa communities just won props in a national award for sustainability. Newton won a small community honor. Davenport won one for mid-sized. Here’s the release:

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) and Siemens Corporation today announced that nine communities across the country have been selected as finalists for the 3rd annual Siemens Sustainable Community Awards. The finalists were selected based on their outstanding efforts to achieve complementary economic, environmental and social goals, as well as to improve the overall quality of life within their communities.

“Despite – or perhaps because of – the tough economic conditions we’ve been enduring, more communities across the country embraced public-private partnerships as a core strategy for promoting sustainable community development,” said BCLC Senior Vice President and Executive Director Stephen Jordan. “All of the finalists for the awards made important contributions to their home towns this year.”
2010 Siemens Sustainable Community Awards: National Finalists

Large Community — Atlanta, GA; Dallas, TX; and Philadelphia, PA

Mid-Size Community — Davenport, IA; Grand Rapids, MI; and Hoover, AL

Small Community — Casselberry, FL; Manhattan Beach, CA; and Newton, IA

Details about the finalists, as well as the award winners from 2009 and 2008, are on BCLC’s Web site .