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Utah town forgets to hold elections - again

Just before what would have been Election Day earlier this month, a new city employee in charge of overseeing the voting in the Wasatch County mountain town of Wallsburg, Utah, realized he had forgotten to deal with it. By the time he did realize, it was too late to organize a vote in time for the Nov. 5 deadline.

"Wallsburg never advertised or prepared for an election this year, so no one signed up," Wasatch County Clerk Brent Titcomb told the Salt Lake Tribune. "They're going to have to appoint the current mayor and council for two more years and they'll advertise and have people elected [in 2015]."

The director of the state elections office, Mark Thomas, said that's the same thing that happened two years ago; the mayor and council members were automatically reappointed for two years when the 2011 election was overlooked.

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Mayor Mike McGinn and Washington Ceasefire Board President Ralph Fascitelli launched the Seattle Gun Free Zone program Monday morning at Oddfellows Cafe & Bar on Capitol Hill. >>> Essex Porter attended the official launch of the Gun Free Zone Program and will be asking McGinn and Fascitelli about the program. Watch KIRO 7 Eyewitness News at 5 p.m. for a full report. Several businesses have signed up for the voluntary program: 5 Point Café, Barboza, Big Mario's Pizza, Brenthaven, Bus Stop Espresso, Café Paloma, Café Racer, Century Ballroom, Elliott Bay Books, First United Methodist Church, Fish Fry, Freddy's Junior, Havana, Linda's, Lost Lake Café & Lounge, Manhattan Seattle, Moe Bar, all six locations of Molly Moons, Neumo's, Nube Green, Oddfellows, Office Nomads, Platinum Records, Quinn's, Smith, Southern Street Kids, Sweatbox Yoga, The Saint, Totokaelo and Zoe. Cities in Washington can't pre-empt state gun laws, but businesses can prohibit guns. Businesses can opt into the program by visiting washingtonceasefire.org, signing the pledge to participate, and placing a "Gun Free Zone" decal in their window. Fascitelli said that every business that Ceasefire has approached about the program has been positive about it. The program is designed to address "the culture of violence," said Fascitelli, who likened Ceasefire's "cultural war" to the war MADD has fought against drinking and driving. "Businesses have a right, as private proprietors," to disallow guns, Fascitelli said. McGinn said that the program mirrored the values of Seattle residents. Banning guns from individual businesses is a hot-button topic, especially with a controversial policy at Starbucks that allows customers to openly display their guns. Gun rights advocates say the program won't reduce gun violence and will only alienate customers.

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