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Day: November 2, 2022

California

New Report on September Heat Wave Details California’s Action to Meet Historic Challenges to Power Grid

SACRAMENTO – In September, California and the Western U.S. saw record temperatures that put unprecedented strain on the state’s electrical grid. But California was able to keep the lights on, thanks to years of smart investments and preparation – including  thousands of megawatts of new clean energy battery storage – and extraordinary action by Californians […]

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Arkansas

Issue 1: What to know before heading to the Arkansas polls

ARKANSAS. (KTVE/KARD) — Issue 1 is one of four constitutional amendments on the 2022 Arkansas ballot for voters to decide. This issue proposes an amendment to the Arkansas Constitution that would allow the state’s legislators to call special meetings of the legislature (formally called the General Assembly) at any time. This is an authority that […]

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California

Investment firms blamed for making California’s housing crisis worse. But is it earned?

Natalie Hanson SAN FRANCISCO (CN) — With a run on affordable homes across much of the West Coast, experts say investment firms may be influencing the housing market in hot markets like the San Francisco Bay Area. But they disagree on how much these investors are driving the severity of the statewide housing crisis. One […]

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City Council

Chula Vista City Council approves privacy policy | #citycouncil

Years after the Chula Vista Police Department began using surveillance tools like drones and license plate readers, the Chula Vista City Council approved a policy Tuesday meant to safeguard residents’ privacy. Under the new policy, the city will create a commission to oversee the police department’s use of surveillance technology with an eye toward limiting […]

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Mayor

Person Arrested for Intentionally Ramming New Britain Police Cruiser: Mayor – NBC Connecticut

A person has been arrested after intentionally crashing into a New Britain police cruiser and leading officers on a pursuit to Newington Wednesday, the mayor said. An officer tried to conduct a motor vehicle stop on Ash Street when they backed up and intentionally rammed into a police cruiser. The driver then sped off onto […]

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Alaska

Looking at echoes of the 1994 Midterms in 2022 with Steve Kornacki: podcast and transcript | #alaska | #politics

To understand the partisanship and bitterness of American politics today, we have to consider what happened in 1994, points out Steve Kornacki, national political correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC. That’s the story he tells in a new six-part original podcast series called “The Revolution,” all about how Georgia Congressman Newt Gingrich ushered in a […]

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California

Opinion: Prop. 30 Isn’t Needed Because California Already Funds EVs and Wildfire Prevention

A new Ford Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle. Courtesy Ford Motor Co. Climate change and poor air quality present a serious threat to California’s future and demand an urgent and thoughtful policy response. So it is understandable that Californians would embrace a scheme to increase taxes on wealthy residents to fund our transition to electric vehicles.  […]

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Alabama

Lawyers Who Advanced Trump’s Election Challenges Return for Midterms | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

As in 2020, much of this litigation has focused on absentee ballots, including disputes over how election officials count ballots that are incomplete, contain errors or arrive late. Many of these cases are unlikely to be resolved before Election Day on Nov. 8. Richard L. Hasen, a law professor at the University of California, Los […]

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Alabama

Pubic allowed to test Madison County election machines ahead of November election | #elections | #alabama

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — On Wednesday morning, Madison County officials welcomed the public to join them in testing voting machines that will be used in the general election on November 8th. Madison County Probate Judge Frank Barger says it’s to ensure public trust in the election process. Deputy ‘acted in self-defense’ in Gurley shooting “The […]

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Arkansas

Arkansas to receive $105 million for home energy-efficiency programs

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will give Arkansas more than $105.17 million for energy efficiency programs as part of the nearly $9 billion made available from the Inflation Reduction Act. According to a Wednesday (Nov. 2) news release, the money will be used for consumer home energy rebate programs to increase energy efficiency, upgrade […]

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