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The 2014 Taoyuan Landscape Art Festival will kick off in the county's Dayuan Township today, featuring a "Moon Rabbit" created by Florentijn Hofman, the Dutch artist whose "Rubber Duck" created a sensation in Taiwan last year.
 
Taoyuan City has the largest number of temples dedicated to Tu Di Gong, the earth god in Chinese folk religion, in proportion to its population in Taiwan.
 
Domestic waterski and wakeboard lovers yesterday called on the government to relax current regulations and allow more water areas, including reservoirs, to be accessed for training and competition purposes.
 
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will perform an exercise at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport designed to intercept the arrival of travelers suspected of being infected with the Ebola virus, a senior CDC official said Tuesday.
 
A soldier caught spying on female colleagues with hidden cameras at the Army Commander Headquarters will be expelled, according to a general.
 
US national apologizes after verbally abusing bus driver
A U.S. national yesterday afternoon publicly apologized to a bus driver in front of a police station in Taoyuan after recently verbally abusing the driver on a bus.
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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.
 
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