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Day: November 4, 2022

Alabama

What is voter intimidation and how concerned should you be? | #elections | #alabama

Voting is underway for the 2022 midterm elections, and with them come heightened concerns of voter intimidation. Though the concern is real, the first thing to remember is you will likely have a normal voting experience, says Sean Morales-Doyle, the director of the Voting Rights Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, which advocates for […]

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Alabama

Libertarians back on Alabama ballot after 20-year absence | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

MONTGOMERY, Ala (AP) — Libertarians are back on the ballot in Alabama for the first time in 20 years after a lengthy fight to regain ballot access, and party leaders hope to make a declaration about the party’s future in the Deep South state. The Alabama Libertarian Party is fielding 64 candidates in Tuesday’s election, […]

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Arkansas

Economy still top concern for the state’s voters

ccording to a new survey from the state’s flagship university, Arkansas voters continue to be most concerned about the economy, politics and drugs. However, concerns about the economy are significantly higher than in the previous two years. The Arkansas Poll, conducted by the University of Arkansas political science department, was released Thursday (Nov. 3). The […]

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California

State virus levels remain ‘low’ as transmission jumps in U.S.

The waiting game continues. State epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan told The Chronicle on Thursday that she is “optimistic” about the winter as signs remain elusive of a surge in California caused by emerging subvariants such as BQ.1 and XBB. Case numbers and the test-positivity rate in the state have plateaud, though hospitalizations are creeping up.  […]

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Alaska

What Twitter’s Shake-Up Could Mean: Midterm Misinformation Run Amok | #alaska | #politics

A recent exchange between David Becker, a nonpartisan elections expert, and a Twitter user named “@catturd2” — an account with nearly a million followers that sometimes exchanges posts with Elon Musk, the world’s richest man and the new owner of Twitter — offered a telling example of why misinformation is such an intractable problem. “Funny […]

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City Council

Monticello City Council declares vacancy after resignation | Local News | #citycouncil

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Mayor

The Mayors Minute from Mayor Patrick Collins

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Release) – It was a great sports weekend for the Collins Clan. We made a drive to Lincoln, Nebraska to watch the Cornhuskers’ football team vs. Illinois. I have family in Illinois, so the bad-mouthing was as bad as the Huskers got thumped. Ninety-thousand dedicated fans made the stadium experience amazing, but the […]

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Alabama

Former officer compares Alabama prisons to third-world country | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

A former correctional officer at Alabama’s largest prison who resigned after 13.5 years with the Alabama Department of Corrections likened the state’s prisons to a developing country and believes the U.S. Department of Justice should intervene. Stacy George, who resigned from his post as a guard at Limestone Correctional Facility on Oct. 26, the ADOC […]

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Alabama

The new normal of election disinformation | #elections | #alabama

This first appeared in NPR’s New Normal newsletter. Sign up here to get early access to more stories about how we’re adjusting to a changing world. I got a surprise when I opened Twitter the other morning — and no, it wasn’t because of the latest tweet from new owner Elon Musk. At the top […]

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California

California’s middle-income residents outpace wealthy in rooftop solar installations in 2021

SAN FRANCISCO – Middle-income and working-class Californians represented by far the largest block of the million-plus households in the state that installed rooftop solar in 2021, according to a new Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory study. The study shows how essential California’s subsidies for rooftop solar are in helping deploy the clean, renewable power source across […]

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