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LOCAL. Pertaining to a place; something annexed to the freehold or tied to a certain place; as, local courts, or courts whose jurisdiction is limited to a particular place; local allegiance, or allegiance due while you are in a particular place or country; local taxes, or those which are collected for particular districts.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Coordinated actions that members have taken to win public support for quality public services have been publicized using Locals Online Web sites.
He had, he explained, worked at a variety of jobs "very often of the most menial kind." By 1929 he found work at a garage in Brooklyn, where, he wrote, "I washed, serviced and cleaned automobiles." There he became involved in the labor movement, "to try and improve my lot and that of my fellow workers." He helped to organize Teamsters Local 272, and then served as an officer of the local.
In recent years, the local newscast has replaced the network evening news and the newspaper alike as the average American's main source of news: A study by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press in 1996 found that 65 percent of all adults said they regularly watched the local TV news; only 42 percent reported that they did the same with a network newscast.
There's no point anyone complaining if the local shop closes when they go elsewhere to do their shopping.
'There will be no one-size-fits-all for Medicare Locals. These locally-run organisations will help to better connect the vast array of primary health care services and also to improve local services.'
To them, it seems obvious that local cops should detain illegal immigrants for deportation.
Think like a tourist and try the obvious: call your local visitor's center; pick up a local food guide at a nearby retailer or at www.appalachiangrown.org; stop at your local bookstore and buy a travel book, like Handmade in America's Farms, Gardens, & Countryside Trails or The Craft Heritage Trails of WNC.
We buy food from the locals, we teach them foreign languages and hotel skills, we support an orphanage, and we're helping to build a local library.
"It's a backwards approach to environmental protection, and it creates a permanent animosity among the FAA, local communities, and airport operators."
In 1990, the county was known for its large production of Durum wheat, so the local association took on the name to include teachers in the area and not just Langdon.
The proposed merger of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU,) whose Local 32B-32J provides the majority of workers for building owners, and Local 1199 of the National Health and Human Service Employees Union, probably won't affect the operations of the real estate industry, says James F.