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Government in Action

News of the Weird

By News of the Weird

Published Nov. 6, 2017

Government in Action

Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, elected a 2-year-old mayor in November -- a dog named Brynneth Pawltro, who won the race by a landslide 1,000 votes. She's the small town's fourth canine mayor, having beaten her chicken, donkey and cat opponents, along with other dogs. Running on a platform of peace, love and understanding, Brynn is very outgoing, according to Bobbi Kayser of the Rabbit Hash Historical Society: "There's always inappropriate licking going on." [United Press International, 6/28/2017] [WDRB, 6/23/2017] [Cincinnati Enquirer, 11/16/2016]

Natwaina Clark, 33, of Gainesville, Florida, was fired and charged March 28 with larceny and scheming to defraud after it was discovered that she had used city credit cards to steal more than $93,000 from the parks, recreation and cultural affairs department between November 2015 and March 2017. Most notably, Clark spent $8,500 of her take on a Brazilian butt lift procedure. [Gainesville Sun, 6/28/2017]