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Church vs. state again at Bishop City Council

Ministers and citizens piled into the Bishop City Council chambers Monday night for public comment. They wanted to say more about the City’s new guidelines on prayers before Council meetings. City Attorney Peter Tracy first gave them all a civics lesson on freedom of religion. Tracy went back to England before the foundation of America. […]

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Friday deadline to run for Bishop City Council

Friday at 4:30pm – that’s the deadline to file papers to run for a seat on the Bishop City Council. At last word, two candidates and all three incumbents have filed. So, a race is on. Up for election are the Council seats of Mayor Dave Stottlemyre and Councilmembers Laura Smith and Susan Cullen. Challenging […]

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Prayers and the Constitution

  News that a Hindu man would travel to Bishop to deliver the invocation before the next Bishop City Council meeting led to passage of new invocation guidelines that had been under consideration. Rajan Zed will offer a Sanskrit prayer and interpretation next Monday, August 13. The City’s new guidelines may make all invocations more […]

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Bishop City Council retreats

The Bishop City Council has scheduled a retreat meeting Wednesday at 1pm in Suite A of City Hall.  It’s a session to deal with new projects and ongoing issues. The agenda lists 10 items.  First is the issue of street vendor licenses.  The second item is the Council’s legislative platform followed by next fiscal year’s […]

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