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Day: November 18, 2022

Alaska

Palin first to sign new ballot initiative to repeal ranked choice voting | #alaska | #politics

U.S. House candidate Sarah Palin speaks to a crowd at the Anchorage Baptist Temple in Anchorage on Nov. 6. (Marc Lester / ADN) A new group has announced it will attempt to do away with ranked choice voting in Alaska by ballot initiative, and former Gov. Sarah Palin was the first to sign the petition […]

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California

Editorial: L.A. and California voters elected a wave of women

It took 241 years, but Los Angeles has finally elected a woman to be mayor. Karen Bass will L.A.’s first female mayor. This is a milestone she didn’t often mention on the campaign trail, but it’s a big one for a city that prides itself on its liberalism and egalitarian principles but has failed to […]

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Arkansas

School choice to be a focus of upcoming legislative session in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The 2023 legislative session in right around the corner in Arkansas, and lawmakers are discussing some important topics that will be on the agenda. One focus of the upcoming session is on education, according to Senator Bart Hester, president of the Senate Pro Tempore. Little Rock teachers fight for pay increases, […]

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California

California’s 2024 U.S. Senate race could be a hot one

SACRAMENTO —  Yes, it’s too early to talk about California’s 2024 election — everyone is still having fever dreams about the vote less than two weeks ago. Ballots are still being tallied. Lawns are still pocked with 2022 campaign signs. Arizona Republican gubernatorial hopeful Kari Lake hasn’t conceded defeat. But if Donald Trump can launch his […]

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City Council

Quiet Vote Gives Fresno City Council Up to $13,000 More in Compensation – GV Wire | #citycouncil

The Fresno City Council has approved perks worth more than $13,000 annually for its members. By a 4-1 vote, the council on Thursday consented to a Dyer administration proposal to participate in receiving money in the city’s deferred compensation plan. They also voted to increase reimbursements for expenses for the first time in 33 years. […]

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Mayor

Kam Buckner to file petitions to run for Chicago mayor next week

Kam Buckner to file petitions to run for Chicago mayor next week Kam Buckner will file his petitions to run for Chicago mayor next week. CHICAGO – Kam Buckner will file his petitions to run for Chicago mayor next week. The Chairman of Illinois’ Black Caucus says his campaign will focus on installing trust in […]

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Alabama

Court hears arguments on Alabama trans youth treatment ban | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama asked an appellate court Friday to let the state outlaw the use of puberty blockers and hormones to treat transgender children — a move some parents argued violates their right to make decisions about their children’s health care. A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals heard […]

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California

California’s elections aren’t secure enough – Daily News

California’s elections are less secure than a game show. I used to work on game shows, and they had a lot of security—not just the typical gates and guards, but elaborate procedures to prevent cheating. Not cheating by the contestants. Cheating by the producers. In the early days of television, there was a quiz show […]

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Alaska

In a historic first, Alaskans set to elect 3 LGBTQ lawmakers to state Legislature | #alaska | #politics

Democrat Andrew Gray is set to represent House District 20, which covers part of East Anchorage, in the Alaska Legislature. An openly gay man, he’s among the first three openly LGBT lawmakers in Alaska. (Photo by Wesley Early/Alaska Public Media) Democrat Andrew Gray assumed he’d feel relieved after seeing he got more than 50% of […]

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Arkansas

Governor Hutchinson’s Weekly Address | An Arkansas Tradition Unlike Any Other : Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson

For Immediate Release 11.18.2022 Governor Hutchinson’s Weekly Address | An Arkansas Tradition Unlike Any Other Governor Hutchinson’s weekly radio address can be found in MP3 format and downloaded HERE. LITTLE ROCK – This weekend begins a special tradition in the Natural State, and today I’d like to talk about what this means to me and our state. Arkansas duck season begins this […]

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