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The Ministry of National Defense organized a very special road race at an air base in central Taiwan Friday, in a unique type of publicity drive aimed at boosting recruitment.
 
A police officer and three civilians were injured during a stolen car police chase in Central Taiwan yesterday afternoon, Taichung police has said.
 
Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) on Thursday referred the Taiwan Tower project to the Agency Against Corruption for investigation.
 
Taichung's Hoya Resort Hotel Wuling (武陵富野渡假村) announced yesterday that they would be temporarily closing their doors after a number of patrons caught norovirus (諾羅病毒) from infected resort employees during their stay.
 
Hung Tzu-yung (洪慈庸), the sister of late Army Cpl. Hung Chung-chiu (洪仲丘), whose suspicious death led to mass protests back in 2013, announced yesterday that she will be holding a press conference in Taipei on Tuesday, Feb. 24 to officially address rumors of her intention to run for a legislative seat.
 
Taichung City Mayor Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) defended his city's deputy mayor and former transportation minister, Lin Ling-san (林陵三), yesterday regarding his impeachment pursuant to the reopened Control Yuan investigation into corruption surrounding the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport MRT line.
 
Starting today, the Taichung Fire Department is changing its policy of "late-night duty" to "sleeping on duty." If the policy receives good feedback, it will be expanded, according to Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung.
 
Senior officials from Taichung, Changhua and Nantou convened in Taichung yesterday for the first time in an inter-party meeting, aiming to discuss safety concerns and promote cross-county collaboration in handling the recent H5 bird flu epidemic. The two magistrates and one mayor also announced a plan for a joint tourism market strategy between the three local governments.
 
Taichung City Mayor Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) stated yesterday morning that after the city's BRT bus system goes through several trial runs conducted by specialists, a poll will be drafted at the end of March to determine if the bus system will remain in place.
 
Many citizens yesterday expressed support for keeping Taichung's much-criticized bus rapid transit (BRT) system during a public forum the city's transport authorities held yesterday.
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