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News Briefs: Republicans warn D.C. not to legalize marijuana

Knox County Housing Authority adds position

GALESBURG — The Knox County Housing Authority is planning to add a position for a resource development manager, who will identify grant opportunities, raise donations and manage public relations. The position was approved by the KCHA board on Tuesday. Executive Director Derek Antoine said that the salary for the new position will range from $32,000 to $44,000. He said that ideally the position will generate enough donation income that the position is compensated through that. The position is based on a similar role at the Grundy County Housing Authority. (Source: Galesburg Register-Mail)

Republicans warn D.C. mayor not to legalize marijuana

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two House Republicans wrote a letter to Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser that urged him not to move forward with legalizing marijuana in the nation’s capital. The letter came the same day that Bowser stated the voter-approved measure to legalize marijuana would become law in the city at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday. The letter was signed by U.S. Representative Jason Chaffetz, a Republican from Utah, and Representative Mark Meadows, a Republican from North Carolina. They argued that the legalization of the drug would be in violation of the law. Bowser said he will defend the will of voters, 70 percent of which voted to legalize marijuana in the city. (Source: Washington Post)

American kidnapped in Nigeria

NIGERIA — An American missionary working in Nigeria was kidnapped Monday night, according to the Free Methodist Church and spokesmen for the state police. Police said the kidnappers were masked gunmen who have not been identified. The missionary, Rev. Phyllis Sortor, was working at as a teacher at Hope Academy in Kogi. The Free Methodist Church said that it is working with the State Department and FBI to find Sortor. Kogi state police spokesman Sola Collins Adebayo said that police were pursuing the five kidnappers into the hills behind the Hope Academy compound. He said no ransom has been demanded. (Source: Washington Post)

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