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Day: September 12, 2022

California

California’s FAST Act Faces Legal Challenges

Monday, September 12, 2022 With the ink barely dry on the new California FAST Act, and the law not set to take effect until January 1, 2023, there are already reports of challenges percolating in the news. Veto Referendum One of the first challenges getting attention – and the one that may ultimately be necessary – […]

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Arkansas

Arkansas governor says he’ll vote against recreational marijuana

Gov. Hutchinson voiced his opposition to the legalization of recreational marijuana in Arkansas, saying that he will be voting “no” against the issue in November. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson voiced his opposition online to the legalization of recreational marijuana in Arkansas. The governor shared that he will be voting no against […]

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California

A decade on, California city’s bankruptcy case closed

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. —  A federal judge has closed out the bankruptcy case filed by a Southern California city that grappled with a dire cash shortage a decade ago, officials said Monday. The city of San Bernardino said in a statement that U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Scott Clarkson closed the case last week because the city had […]

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City Council

Chula Vista City Council to Vote on Ban of Flavored Tobacco Products – NBC 7 San Diego | #citycouncil

Local leaders gathered at City Hall on Monday to call attention to why many local elected officials want to pass legislation ending the sale of flavored tobacco products. “This is important to me personally because my granddaughter has confided in me that she is very addicted to tobacco, and we can actually see the physical […]

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Mayor

Harassment claims against former Kenai borough mayor confirmed at special assembly meeting

KENAI, Alaska (KTUU) – Harassment claims by a former Kenai Peninsula Borough employee against recently-resigned Mayor Charlie Pierce were confirmed Sunday at a special borough assembly meeting. During the special meeting, the assembly presented a statement that revealed the investigation into reported allegations of harassment by an unnamed employee of the borough against Pierce. The […]

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Alabama

DOJ Targets Eagle Forum With Subpoena in Alabama Transgender Case | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

The Justice Department is pursuing a coservative group’s documents going back five years as part of a lawsuit challenging an Alabama law that prohibits sex change treatments for minors.  The group, Eagle Forum of Alabama, had been a public supporter of the state’s Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act. The organization filed a motion in […]

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California

Disentangling ads on gambling props 26 and 27, homelessness and California tribes – Daily Breeze

The ballot showdown to legalize sports gambling in California already is the most-expensive set of propositions in state history, with all sides poised to eclipse $400 million in campaign contributions, setting off a dizzying barrage of campaign ads that will only pick up between now and Election Day in November. At stake is control of […]

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Alaska

Outgoing Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce subject of ‘credible’ harassment claim, borough Assembly says | #alaska | #politics

Charlie Pierce, mayor of Kenai Peninsula Borough. (KPB website) Outgoing Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce, a Republican candidate for governor, was asked to consider voluntarily resigning from office after a borough employee made a “credible” harassment claim against him, according to a statement issued Sunday by the borough Assembly. Pierce announced in late August […]

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Arkansas

Omaha homicide suspect arrested again after escaping custody in Arkansas

BENTON, Ark. (WOWT) – An Omaha homicide suspect who escaped custody in Arkansas over the weekend has been apprehended. Wuanya Smith, 20, wanted in connection to the shooting death of 20-year-old Anthony Collins III on Aug. 12, had been arrested in Arkansas last week but escaped custody at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, according to officials with […]

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California

California becomes first state to start ranking extreme heat waves

California Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed into law a heat wave ranking system bill aimed at preparing the state for dangerous extreme heat events.  The law goes info effect in January 2023. The California Environmental Protection Agency has until Jan. 1, 2025, to create the yet-to-be-established statewide heat wave ranking system. Newsom also signed three other heat-related bills […]

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