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  1. Accountability starts with answers

    June 2, 2021

    The recent arrest of a Lebanon police lieutenant is alarming. He is alleged to have used his position to harass and threaten a civilian, using the specter of force and violence - a nauseating abuse of power. This man was responsible for directing…

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  2. Who is accountable for Lebanon's police contract?

    May 15, 2021

    Within the next few weeks, the City of Lebanon is expected to release its latest proposed contract with the Lebanon Police Benevolent Association, the union representing its police offices. This contract, currently in private negotiation between City…

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  3. 911 redirect

    March 16, 2021

    Lebanon officials are in active discussions with other Upper Valley communities over a plan to provide a regional mobile mental health crisis unit. Similar programs have proven to be very effective in providing safer and more effective first…

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  4. Part 2: Turning the “regionalization” argument on its head

    March 16, 2021

    At the November 18th Lebanon City Council meeting, several of the City Councilors who spoke in opposition to Upper Valley DSA’s Care Not Cops proposal alluded to Lebanon’s role as a regional hub in the Upper Valley in justifying the City’s massive…

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  5. You're (Not) on Your Own

    February 21, 2021

    The past week saw a devastating winter storm sweep Texas, plunging the state into darkness and cold as infrastructure failed and politicians stood by. We stand in solidarity with our Texan comrades, and encourage those with means to donate to the…

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  6. 2021 Lebanon Voter's Guide

    February 15, 2021

    Make Sure Your Voice is Heard. Lebanon City Voting is Tuesday March 9. This guide is prepared for the people of Lebanon by the Upper Valley DSA. We've gathered information from a number of official sources, to make it easier for you to cast your…

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