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Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Yang Chih-chieh (楊智傑) and the relatives of a girl who allegedly committed suicide held a press conference yesterday, questioning the investigation of the Taoyuan District Prosecutors Office (TDPO) into the girl's death, as well as the judgment of the Taoyuan District Court (TDC).
 
A 58-year-old man, surnamed Ho, who was arrested on Aug. 3 in Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport while trying to smuggle drugs into the country, died yesterday in hospital.
 
A foreign bus rider was exposed yesterday by fellow Taiwanese passengers as having abused the driver of his bus after the driver allegedly refused to stop the vehicle when the foreigner rang his stop bell after the bus had reportedly passed his intended station.
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Taoyuan County Magistrate Wu Chih-yang sees his county emerging as a major transportation hub and growth engine of Taiwan in the coming years because of its strategic location, relatively young population, and strong industrial base.
 
Taoyuan airport showcases eco-art exhibit
The 2014 Climate Change Painting Exhibition at the Taoyuan International Airport Second Terminal Restricted Access Area International Gate C5 corridor is currently underway until Thursday, Sept. 4, said the Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy (TAISE, 台灣永續能源研究基金會) yesterday.
 
Plans for the green line of the Taoyuan MRT have passed an environmental impact assessment, the Taoyuan County Government said Thursday, meaning construction on the line that will link Taoyuan City to the airport could begin as soon as next year.
 
The Taipei District Prosecutors Office (TDPO) yesterday said that former Taoyuan Deputy Magistrate Yeh Shih-wen (葉世文) confessed to having received a bribe of NT$4 million for the A7 public housing project in Linkou of New Taipei City, noting that Yeh on Monday deposited NT$4 million to the TDPO's designated account.
 
Police authorities arrested six suspects on June 22 in northern Taoyuan county for their alleged involvement in selling narcotics to underage students, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, 刑事局警察局) said.
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Hundreds of protesters took to the streets yesterday in the northern county of Taoyuan to demand the suspension of the Taoyuan Aerotropolis project, where they confronted another group that came out to support the project.
 
Taoyuan Magistrate Wu Chih-yang urged the central government Friday to formulate a comprehensive plan to improve traffic safety on metro lines after a knife-wielding attacker went on a stabbing spree aboard a Taipei metro train May 21, killing four people and wounding 24 others.
 
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