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2010 Year-End Blog Review

by DJ Kelly January 3, 2011

On this exact day (January 3) of last year I wanted to take a look back at the previous year as viewed through the eyes of my blog. At the time I said 2009 “was a good year for me personally and I think this blog shows some of the highlights that come to my […]

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Metro column: 2010’s Top Newsmakers, The Sequel

by DJ Kelly December 26, 2010

Last week I began my list of newsmakers and the top city hall political mistakes of 2010. As the year comes to a close, we reflect back on the year that was by finishing the countdown. (Visit to see part one.) [Or here.] No. 2 on the list also doesn’t belong to a politician. […]

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Metro column: 2010 was a puzzle of political folly – Part 1 of 2

by DJ Kelly December 24, 2010

With the arrival of the Christmas and holiday break we’re given a chance to reflect on the past year to see how we got to where we are. As 2010 comes to a close, today and next Friday I present some of the great things we witnessed this year at City Hall. I’ll also countdown […]

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Metro column: Political snowball effect: presenting a case study

by DJ Kelly December 10, 2010

It’s the age old political conundrum, no politician wants to be seen as beholden to anyone – especially a big company – but they still need to pay the bills that come from running an election campaign. When accepting donations, it’s a delicate balance that each elected official pays an awful of attention to — […]

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Metro column: Nenshi there to extinguish the flames

by DJ Kelly December 3, 2010

It is the one time of year when everything is on the front burner. At any given time the money allotted to any program or department could be cut entirely, increased wildly, or anything in between. During this week the Council Chamber is often a mad house filled with very stressed people – including many […]

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