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Day: August 18, 2022

California

California hotel sales reach record price per room — but not in San Diego

Even as the pace of hotel sales slowed across the state the first half of the year, California still hit a new record high for the price paid per room. San Diego, though, was an exception. It saw a nearly 12 percent decline. Atlas Hospitality Group, the Orange County brokerage that tracks hotel transactions statewide, […]

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City Council

Who’s running for city council, auditor | #citycouncil

Two Berkeley City Council districts will see contested elections this fall, while two councilmembers and City Auditor Jenny Wong are cruising to re-election unopposed. Seats representing council districts 1, 4, 7 and 8 are on ballots this year, along with spots on the city’s Rent Stabilization Board and school board. The other half of the […]

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Arkansas

Republican, Democrat candidate in Arkansas Senate race sound off on inflation

Republican, Democrat candidate in Arkansas Senate race sound off on inflation Updated: 5:57 PM CDT Aug 18, 2022 Hide Transcript Show Transcript WITH HIM AT HIS STOP AT THE NORTHWEST ARKANSAS FOOD BANK IN BETHEL HEIGHTS TODAY. SENATOR BOOZMAN TALKED TO OFFICIALS AND VOLUNTEERS AT THE FOOD BANK ABOUT THEIR DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS, AND […]

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Mayor

“Garrett Coliseum Is Not in Our Future” Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed Says

Posted: Aug 18, 2022 5:41 PM CDT Updated: Aug 18, 2022 6:12 PM CDT by Jerome Jones, Alabama News Network Staff Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed made the comment that Garrett Coliseum “…is not in the city’s future,” Thursday morning during a radio interview on Sports Talk 740. In the clip, Reed can be heard saying […]

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Alaska

What Liz Cheney Might Do Next | #alaska | #politics

In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew discusses what Cheney might do next with her message and what an independent bid for president might entail. They also look at the early vote tallies in Alaska to get a sense of whether Sen. Lisa Murkowski is likely to win her general election this […]

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California

Governor Newsom Announces Appointments 8.18.22

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: Jamie L. Crook, 44, of Berkeley, has been appointed Chief Counsel at the Civil Rights Department. Crook has been Deputy Director of Dispute Resolution at the Civil Rights Department since 2022. She was Director of Litigation at the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies at the […]

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California

The latest data privacy fight? California v. Congress- POLITICO

OVERRIDE DETECTED: At long last, Congress is making headway on data privacy protections. But it could come at a cost: state privacy laws. The bill in question, the American Data Privacy and Protection Act, would set sweeping national data privacy regulations — and wipe out many of the rules that states have passed to safeguard people’s […]

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City Council

The Recorder – Greenfield City Council censures one of its own  | #citycouncil

Published: 8/18/2022 6:07:35 PM Modified: 8/18/2022 6:04:08 PM GREENFIELD — The City Council censured Precinct 7 Councilor Jasper Lapienski Wednesday night after what councilors described as unprofessional and disrespectful behavior. “Councilor Lapienski continues to use derogatory comments on the floor of the council and (use) his council title in publications, media and other meetings, representing […]

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Arkansas

Legislators’ concerns delay proposal to address Arkansas teacher shortage

After it became clear state lawmakers had concerns, Arkansas education officials on Thursday pulled down a proposal that would have made it easier for individuals who have not passed teacher licensure exams to be temporarily allowed to teach in the classroom. Deputy Education Commissioner Ivy Pfeffer said the emergency rule presented Thursday morning to the […]

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California

ICE deports California prison activist Phoeun You to Cambodia

Phoeun You, a Cambodian-born parolee whose imminent expulsion from the United States became a cause for protest by Asian American and civil rights advocates, was deported Wednesday afternoon, according to Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, one of the groups advocating on his behalf. You had become a prominent activist and prison journalist in […]

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