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Day: August 29, 2022

Alaska

What to know about Mary Peltola, candidate for Alaska’s House seat | #alaska | #politics

Mary Peltola is the only Democrat running to replace the late Republican Rep. Don Young for the state’s at-large congressional seat, which he held for nearly 50 years. If Peltola wins, she will be the first Alaska native to serve in Congress. Alaska primaries:Liz Cheney, Trump foe, loses Wyoming primary; Murkowski, Tshibaka to face off in […]

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California

California may act as US refuge for transgender youth

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would present itself as a haven for transgender youth facing discrimination in other states under a bill that advanced Monday, much as it is positioning itself as a sanctuary for those seeking abortions. The Assembly approved the measure without debate, 48-16, sending it to the Senate for a final vote […]

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Arkansas

Kasten Searles, Ben Brenner, Laura Shatkus, Tanya Hollifield, Robert Bean, Charlotte Taylor and James Matthews among 2022 Arkansas Arts Council fellows

Tons of talent make the Arkansas Arts Council’s list of 18 fellows for its annual Individual Artist fellowships, including Kasten Searles, an educator who’s illustrated everything from ghastly Arkansas legislators to inventive Arkansas creators for the Arkansas Times. The council’s Individual Artist Fellowship awards are $5,000 in unconditional, non-matching awards made directly to individual Arkansas […]

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California

California Dreamin’—A No-Choice Nightmare That Benefits China

California is at it again. This time, the state Air Resources Board has issued a regulation banning the sale of new gasoline- or diesel-powered cars in just 12 years. Golden State motorists would find their options limited to cars propelled by electricity or hydrogen fuel cells. California can do this only if President Joe Biden […]

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City Council

Local Judge Throws Majority of Mission Viejo’s City Councilmembers Off Dais | #citycouncil

Three of the five Mission Viejo City Councilmembers were pulled off the dais by an Orange County Superior Court judge on Monday, leaving the city without a city council majority until the November election.  Council members Ed Sachs, Greg Raths and Mayor Wendy Bucknam will all be removed from office at the end of September.   […]

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Mayor

Proposed budget includes $85M for ‘housing affordability crisis’

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said on Monday that the proposed 2022-23 budget includes $85 million that will be devoted to solutions for the housing affordability crisis. If Miami-Dade County commissioners vote to approve her budget in September, Levine Cava said she will be able to strengthen the HOMES Plan, […]

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California

California Senate passes bill aimed to help fast-food workers

A California bill that aims to improve and standardize working conditions for fast-food workers has won passage in the Senate, all but ensuring it will reach the desk of Gov. Gavin Newsom despite firm opposition from business interests, which say it unfairly targets the fast-food industry and will drive up food prices. The centerpiece of […]

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Alaska

Fairbanks elections: Will mayor’s office remain red or go blue? | #alaska | #politics

Will the next Fairbanks mayor be Republican David Pruhs or Democrat Valerie Therrien? With the current mayor Jim Matherly, a Republican, running for State House, Fairbanks will have a new mayor after its Oct. 4 municipal election. Conservatives in the heart of the Interior are on guard for keeping the mayor’s office in the red […]

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California

California Senate Passes Bill to Regulate Fast-Food Industry

The California State Senate passed a bill on Monday that could transform the way the service sector is regulated by creating a council to set wages and improve working conditions for fast-food workers. The measure, known as A.B. 257, passed by a vote of 21 to 12. The State Assembly had already approved a version […]

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Arkansas

By the numbers: Arkansas student borrowers owe $13.2 billion

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A range of reactions, both for and against, with the announcement of forgiveness on student loans made Aug. 24 by President Biden. Arkansas voices, of course, were among the responses, but then Arkansas student borrowers will be among those affected. The Education Data Initiative reports student loan debt, graduates and non-graduates, […]

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