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Day: August 5, 2022

City Council

LA City Council opposes 4 a.m. bar bill, citing safety worries – Daily News | #citycouncil

Citing concerns over a potential increase in drunk driving and alcohol-related deaths, the Los Angeles City Council voted on Friday, Aug. 5 to oppose a bill in the state Legislature that would allow bars in seven cities — including West Hollywood — to stay open until 4 a.m. Senate Bill 930, introduced by Scott Wiener, […]

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Alabama

Will a Libertarian Candidate Win in Alabama in the Midterm Elections? | #elections | #alabama

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Alabama Libertarians are hoping to claim victory in this year’s midterm elections, but with the strength of a two-party system… is that even possible? News 19 reached out to several Libertarian candidates in Alabama who cited obstacles like straight-ticket voting, ballot access laws, and ingrained political beliefs as difficulties any third-party […]

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California

Is Brad Pitt Helping Carmel, California, is Make a Comeback? | Architectural Digest

It’s been a long time since the days of Clint Eastwood’s mayoral stint in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. Yep, you read that right, Clint Eastwood of The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly, Kelly’s Heroes, and Million Dollar Baby was the nonpartisan mayor of the small Northern California town back in the ’80s, working to legalize the […]

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Mayor

You’ve got to find new answers on crime, Mayor Adams

Mayor Eric Adams is quite rightly pushing hard for the Legislature to hold a special session to finally fix its recent criminal-justice reforms. But he also needs to look at what he can do if lawmakers continue to refuse. Major crimes for the year are running 40% over 2021, NYPD data show. And murders rose […]

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Arkansas

Governor Hutchinson Issues Call for Special Session : Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson

Press Releases « Go Back For Immediate Release 08.05.2022 Governor Hutchinson Issues Call for Special Session Session to provide $450 million in individual tax relief, $50 million for school safety LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today issued a call for the Third Extraordinary Session of the 93rd General Assembly. The purpose of the Session is […]

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California

Missile test from California scrapped because of tensions with China – Santa Cruz Sentinel

A test launch of a Minuteman III missile from Vandenberg Space Force Base was called off because of heightened tensions in U.S.-China relations. The launch of the unarmed weapon was originally planned for late Wednesday or early Thursday from the Santa Barbara County base, and then bumped to 24 hours later — 9:01 p.m. Thursday […]

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City Council

City Council adds new restrictions to NOPD’s use of facial recognition tech | #citycouncil

The ACLU, an ardent critic of facial recognition, endorsed the new safeguards. NEW ORLEANS — For some, facial recognition conjures up Orwellian images of Big Brother watching everywhere you go. Others fear the surveillance technology is still evolving and not as accurate in identifying certain people. “You’ve heard a lot from us and other members of […]

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Alabama

Court rules Georgia’s statewide PSC elections ‘dilute’ Black voting power | #elections | #alabama

Voting rights activists celebrated Friday after a federal judge struck down the state’s at-large method used to elect Georgia’s Public Service Commission members, ruling it dilutes Black voting power. As a result of U.S. District Judge Steven Grimberg’s order, state officials could be prevented from holding elections to fill two seats Nov. 8 until the […]

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California

Trucker Protest Over California Independent Contractor Law Shuts Down Port of Oakland | Holland & Knight LLP

The U.S. Supreme Court recently denied the California Trucking Association’s (CTA) petition for certiorari related to a case involving federal preemption of California Assembly Bill 5 (AB-5), a law that changed the legal requirements for independent contractor status in California that was targeted in large measure at the trucking industry’s use of independent contractor owner-operator […]

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Mayor

Chicago mayor’s plan to sue gangs, seize their property, falters

Days before aldermen were set to vote on Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s controversial plan to sue gang members as an anti-violence strategy, she texted an impassioned message to several City Council members seeking their support. “We must send a strong message to gangs that we will take away their profits which last year was over […]

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