WATERLOO — No one filed to run for the position of this small town’s mayor in the November general election. But Justin Cary knew there was a good chance he’d win the volunteer job.After all, there were four people who could vote in his own household: himself, his wife and his in-laws.“It was pretty unsurprising that I got elected,” Cary added. “It didn’t seem like anybody else was really interested, and I was getting support from outside of the house, too.”Cary received eight write-in votes in the November general election, beating out Earlene Little, the current City Council president and a former mayor, who had five votes.He’ll be sworn into office in January, and, as many residents already know, Cary has a folder full of big ideas for Waterloo.Before the election, he had been going door-to-door in the community, not as a candidate, but to talk with locals about improving the town, which has a population of 235 people.Cary, 38, … [Read more...] about Waterloo’s next mayor, elected through write-in votes, has big ideas for small town in Oregon
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REDDING, Calif. (AP) -- Only a handful of homes remain in the small northern California community of Keswick. The air chokes with the smell of smoke and chemicals, smoldering what's left of people's lives. The so-called Carr Fire roared through Shasta County, so thoroughly eating up homes, that it's difficult to tell how many once stood in the ruins. Somewhere in the ash was the home of Shyla and Jason Campbell. Jason, a firefighter, was six hours away from his home and family, battling a wildfire near Yosemite Valley, when the Carr Fire moved in. Shyla, 32, said it was nearly 2 a.m. Thursday when she got an official alert to evacuate. "It's huge flames, it's coming up the hill, and everyone's out and we're watching it, then it goes down, and everyone's like, 'Oh it's going out,' " she said. "And I'm like, 'No, it's going down the mountain and it's going to come back up the next ridge.' " She was right. The family spent the night at a hotel. When Jason Campbell returned on Friday, he … [Read more...] about Fast-moving wildfire destroys 500 buildings, almost an entire town, in California
Downtown Sonoma is a bustling spot with wine tasting rooms, boutiques, bistros and historical sites side by side. City Hall, which dates back to 1908, stands at the center of the town plaza. (Photo: www.sonomacounty.com) Sonoma's cozy downtown, wine tasting rooms and bucolic landscapes make it a favorite vacation destination. (Getty Images) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Wyoming's Jackson Hole charms with its Wild West character, from the cowboy bars to the stagecoach rides. (Getty Images) Wyoming's Jackson Hole and the nearby Grand Teton National Park is heaven for outdoors enthusiasts. (Getty Images) Beacon, a small town in New York State, has several claims to fame. Among them: The massive 300,000-square-foot DIA: Beacon contemporary art museum and Bannerman Castle, which stands on an island in the Hudson River. (Getty Images) Sedona's spectacular sunsets draw travelers to Arizona. (Thinkstock) The town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee is the charming … [Read more...] about Top 10 coolest small towns in America (including one in California)
Samuel Stebbins 24/7 Wall Street Published 4:47 p.m. UTC May 30, 2018 The American Dream promises to all the opportunity to attain financial security -- and even wealth -- through hard work. Just how widespread these opportunities are is a matter of debate, but there are towns that serve as evidence that the American Dream is alive and well, at least for some. In almost every state -- rich or poor -- there is at least one town where most households earn far more than the typical state resident and the typical American. Though separated by vast distances, the states' wealthiest towns often have more in common with each other than with other communities in the same state -- even some that may be just a few miles down the road. Almost without exception, the wealthiest towns have expensive real estate and are home to well-educated populations. With relatively high median incomes, they are also often home to large shares of extremely wealthy households -- those earning $200,000 or … [Read more...] about What’s the richest town in every state?
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Which town in your state is the poorest? Here is the list Income inequality is a growing problem in the U.S. In every state, there are towns where the median household income falls well below the state and national median incomes. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 14 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Samuel Stebbins and Michael B. Sauter, 24/7 Wall Street Published 7:00 a.m. CT May 8, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 14 COMMENT EMAIL MORE Income inequality is a growing problem in the United States. Perhaps more evident now than in any time in recent memory, conspicuous consumption is juxtaposed with abject poverty in cities and towns … [Read more...] about Which town in your state is the poorest? Here is the list