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Month: June 2022

Alaska

Campground seen as stopgap for unhoused people in Anchorage | Govt. & Politics | #alaska | #politics

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Dozens of people experiencing homelessness in Alaska’s largest city will now camp at a city-owned site where bears recently tumbled through belongings, as a major local shelter closes. The Sullivan Arena, which provided shelter for hundreds of people nightly for more than two years, is closing Thursday. The use of Anchorage’s […]

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California

California agency clears way for Oakland Athletics’ $12B ballpark plan

SAN FRANCISCO — A California agency on Thursday has cleared the way for the Oakland Athletics to continue planning a $12 billion waterfront ballpark project. The San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission voted 23 to 2 to reclassify a 56-acre terminal at the Port of Oakland as a mixed-use area where a new ballpark […]

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City Council

Warren City Council mulls freezing TIFA spending – Macomb Daily | #citycouncil

Hats given out at the Cruisin’ 53 event June 8 have prompted the Warren City Council to scrutinize the city’s Tax Increment Finance Authority. The hats appeared to be paid for by the city’s TIFA, which Council Secretary Mindy Moore questions as a proper use of the body’s funds. “I went on the city web […]

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California

Pandemic and inflation push some California hospitals to financial edge

Inflation is taking a toll on California hospitals, which are already reeling from the financial strain of the ongoing pandemic, according to a recent report commissioned by the California Hospital Association. The study, published in April, found that half of the surveyed hospitals are operating at a loss or with unsustainable margins because of the […]

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Mayor

City of Oakland | Mayor Schaaf Statement re: BCDC Approval

“Today’s vote moves Oakland toward a more prosperous future. Our city has historically been overlooked for major economic development, but today that story about Oakland changes. I’m deeply grateful to the BCDC commissioners and every local resident – in Oakland and across our Bay Area region – who showed up to advocate for more affordable […]

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Arkansas

The Part about Arkansas Football Recruiting’s Top 10 Ranking Nobody Wants To Talk About

A lot of life is perspective. Politics. Your love-life. Employment. Nothing is ever as bad as it seems, but nor is it as good as it seems. But as humans, we tend to put things into the binary: things are either good or bad. In sports this applies itself, too. The chestnut holds, “If you […]

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California

A California beach was seized from Black owners in 1924. Their family just got it back

Joe Hernandez | NPR A plot of beachfront land along the Southern California coast has been returned to the descendants of a married Black couple who lost it to eminent domain nearly a century ago. Bruce’s Beach, a once thriving resort for Black families owned by Willa and Charles Bruce, was seized by the town […]

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Alabama

Supreme Court to review state legislatures’ power in federal elections | #elections | #alabama

Placeholder while article actions load The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will consider what would be a radical change in the way federal elections are conducted, giving state legislatures sole authority to set the rules for contests even if their actions violated state constitutions and resulted in extreme partisan gerrymandering for congressional seats. The […]

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California

California approved gas tax relief. When is your money coming?

Lawmakers and Gov. Gavin Newsom have finalized a deal to send $9.5 billion back to Californians feeling the crush of $6 gasoline and rising costs for groceries and other products and services. The payments, which could be as much as $1,050 for a family, will not be coming in time for a 4th of July […]

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City Council

La Vergne City Council’s 2022-23 annual budget goes into effect on Friday, July 1st | #citycouncil

(La Vergne, Tenn.) The La Vergne Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved a new budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year which includes not only a lowered property tax rate but road repairs, equipment purchases, personnel changes, and city improvements. The budget officially goes into effect on July 1, 2022. The Rutherford County Property Assessor’s […]

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