Smoking Ordinance Passes in Washington

A new smoking ordinance is on the books in the city of Washington. The issue was approved at the city council meeting on January 22, 2013. The ordinance was approved following a presentation from a group known as “Breathe Easy Washington”. Mayor Sandy Lucy says that the ordinance was a year in the making. Under the terms of the ordinance, smoking will be allowed no less than 20 feet from the front door of a business or other establishment. The vote by the council was eight to nothing. Lucy says that the council made only one exception, the new hookah lounge. The council agreed to a one-year exemption and at the end of that period, the owner will have the option of another exemption. The ordnance will take effect April 15, 2013.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Running Back/Defensive Back Jonathan Braun with the St. Francis Borgia Knight Football Team. Braun ran the ball 21 times for 195 yards and two touchdowns in Friday night's 31-19 win over the Union Wildcats, averaging 9.3 yards per carry. He also plays defensive back where he made one tackle.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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August 9, 2014, will forever be marked in the history books as the date Michael Brown was shot by a Ferguson police officer.

It is the aftermath of that event, however, which history will forever remember. The protesters, the looters, the agitators, the Hands Up Don't Shoot movement, the dramatic announcement of the grand jury, the buildings up in flames. In the process, the community and image of Ferguson was destroyed.

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SPORTS CORNER

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After an off-day, the Cardinals resume their homestand tonight against Pittsburgh. Carlos Martinez puts his 13-and-6 mark up against 7-and-7 J.A. Happ in the opener of the three-game series, with first pitch at 7:15 p.m. The Cards will host the Cubs for three games starting Monday.