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Month: September 2022

Arkansas

ACHI report highlights food deserts across Arkansas

In more than 1 in 4 census tracts in Arkansas, 50% or more of the local population had low access to healthy food sources in 2019, according to an Arkansas Center for Health Improvement analysis of U.S. Department of Agriculture data. ACHI’s findings include: In 26% of Arkansas census tracts with available data (136 out […]

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Alaska

Supreme Court Justices Are Getting Candid About Their Legitimacy Crisis | #alaska | #politics

(Permanent Musical Accompaniment To The Last Post Of The Week From The Blog’s Favourite Living Canadian) The good folks at the Mississippi Free Press have put together a helpful timeline of the massive scandal regarding the misappropriation of TANF funds of which Brett Favre’s shenanigans are only one—but a considerably ugly—part. And it isn’t only […]

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California

California to Speed Graduation, Offer Debt Cancellation at Community Colleges

SACRAMENTO – Building on the Administration’s Roadmap with California Community Colleges and Compacts with the University of California and California State University, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the signing of legislation to boost graduation and transfer rates and offer debt cancellation at community colleges. “California is increasing resources, adding services, and advancing equity to boost graduation and transfer rates throughout […]

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City Council

City Council move to ban solitary would be a disaster | #citycouncil

City Council progressives are moving to ban solitary confinement at Rikers and other city jails — guaranteeing more violence, chaos and suffering. Worse, the move has supermajority backing, so would likely survive a mayoral veto.  The council hearing on the issue (and rallies around it) invoked all the usual claims that solitary is purely a […]

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Mayor

Imperial Beach Mobile Home Dispute Bleeding into Mayor’s Race

A dispute over the treatment of mobile home and RV tenants in Imperial Beach is now a point of contention in the mayor’s race.   Republican Shirley Nakawatase’s campaign reported two donations Thursday, totaling nearly $10,000, from two sources — Eugene Mobile Village and Riverbank Mobile Home — that share an address with an investment trust administered […]

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Alabama

Former Valley Health CEO Mark Merrill honored with VHHA Distinguished Service Award – Royal Examiner | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Republicans gathered inside a warehouse in Southwestern Pennsylvania on Friday to outline the legislation they will try to enact if voters give them back control of that chamber following the November midterm elections. Speaking from an HVAC factory in Monongahela, about an hour south of Pittsburgh, House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy […]

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Alabama

Religious liberty in Alabama: Pretty good, could be better | #elections | #alabama

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits Congress from infringing on citizens’ free exercise of their religion. How well do the 50 states safeguard that freedom? Dr. Sarah Estelle of the First Liberty Institute’s Center for Religion, Culture, and Democracy has begun answering that question with a new report published earlier this month. […]

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California

New York Will Ban Gas Car Sales by 2035, Copying California

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, said Thursday that New York will follow California’s lead by banning the sale of gasoline-powered cars and light trucks by 2035. All passenger cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs sold in the state will have to be classified as “zero-emissions vehicles” by no later than 2035, according to a press release. […]

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Arkansas

Little Rock city attorney raises ‘serious legal concerns’ about LITFest contract

There are “serious legal concerns” about the contract to produce LITFest between the city of Little Rock and the consulting firm Think Rubix, City Attorney Tom Carpenter said in a letter to Mayor Frank Scott Jr. and members of the Board of Directors in a Friday letter. The Arkansas Times received a copy of letter as part […]

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California

Newsom relaxes refinery rules as California gas prices soar

SACRAMENTO, Calif. —  California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday announced that oil refineries could start selling more polluting winter-blend gasoline ahead of schedule to ease soaring fuel prices, directly contradicting his own goals for reducing climate emissions. The average cost of a gallon of gas was $6.30 in California on Friday, far above the national average […]

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