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Day: October 14, 2022

Alabama

It’s taking longer to vote in U.S. elections – especially for Black & Hispanic voters | Opinion | #elections | #alabama

By Jonathan Coopersmith Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the November 2020 election brought out about 155 million voters. That represented 67% of Americans over 18, and it was the highest voter turnout of any modern election. Americans also set records in the percent and number of people voting early and by mail, continuing a decadeslong trend […]

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Arkansas

Governor Hutchinson’s Weekly Address | Biden’s Proposed Marijuana Policy : Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson

For Immediate Release 10.14.2022 Governor Hutchinson’s Weekly Address | Biden’s Proposed Marijuana Policy Governor Hutchinson’s weekly radio address can be found in MP3 format and downloaded HERE. LITTLE ROCK – Today I would like to talk about the recently proposed policies on marijuana from the Biden administration, and why the administration’s proposal is not the best approach for Arkansas and our nation. […]

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Alaska

Ben Stevens dies at 63 | #alaska | #politics

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – Ben Stevens, a former chief of staff to the governor and son of a prominent Alaskan politician, died Thursday, according to ConocoPhillips Alaska, where he worked. He was 63 years old. Alaska State Troopers wrote in an online dispatch that they received a report that a hiker — later identified as […]

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California

Fatal overdoses rising outside of SF

Drug overdose deaths in California involving the potent synthetic opioid fentanyl increased 45% between 2020 and 2021, but it wasn’t just San Francisco contributing to that spike. Fentanyl-involved overdose deaths also increased in the smaller and more rural counties of the state. In Butte County, for example, the number of fentanyl overdose deaths jumped sevenfold […]

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California

Why didn’t Gov. Newsom meet with President Biden during his California visit?

While President Joe Biden was eating quesadillas, touting his policy plans and rallying support for Democrats ahead of the midterm election, Gov. Gavin Newsom was nowhere to be found. Often, it’s common practice for governors in the same party — and sometimes opposing parties — to make time for the president when they stop in […]

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City Council

Falcon Heights City Council member Kay Andrews resigns, creating one-year opening – Twin Cities | #citycouncil

Falcon Heights City Council Member Kay Andrews has stepped down from the four-year position little more than a year early, leaving an opening for the mayor and city council to replace her. Andrews, who was elected in 2019, submitted her letter of resignation on Sept. 26 indicating she was relocating to senior housing outside the […]

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Mayor

Mayor/SEDD go back to the drawing board over funding

MONROE, La. (KNOE) – The City of Monroe and the Southside Economic Development District (SEDD) are going back to the drawing board to resolve a funding dispute. “We agree to pretty much all the terms except that it has a condition that we could not go back and seek any other form of revenue in […]

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Alabama

Alabama GOP Sen. Tommy Tuberville faces backlash over comments about Black Americans and crime | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Alabama GOP Sen. Tommy Tuberville faces backlash over comments about Black Americans and crime – CBS News Watch CBS News Republican Sen. Tommy Tuberville of Alabama is coming under criticism for comments he made this weekend claiming Democrats are “pro-crime” and favor reparations for the descendants of people who were enslaved in the U.S. because […]

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California

California approves desalination plant as drought hits water supplies

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (R) tastes wastewater that was treated at the Antioch Water Treatment Plant with Antioch Mayor Lamar Thorpe (L) on August 11, 2022 in Antioch, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images California regulators this week approved a $140 million desalination plant that could convert up to 5 million gallons of seawater each […]

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Alabama

Alabama Democrats discuss November elections, Randy Kelley addresses Tuberville controversy | #elections | #alabama

Before kicking off a day of workshops preparing for the upcoming November election, Alabama Democratic Party Chair Randy Kelley took a moment to address Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s recent comments regarding “reparation.” “I would say that he’s suffering from a sick sociology, from a faulty psychology emanating from a faulty theology,” Kelley said amidst cheers from […]

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