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Day: November 21, 2022

Arkansas

Walton Family Funds LGBT Initiatives, Opposition to Arkansas SAFE Act

Families of four trans-identifying youth and two doctors, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, testified last month against the Arkansas law banning sex-reassignment treatment for minors. Behind the effort to strike down Arkansas’ Save Adolescents From Experimentation (SAFE) Act is the wealthiest family in the nation—heirs of Walmart founder Sam Walton’s fortune. The Walton […]

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California

California announces end of ‘peak fire season’ after subdued year | Climate Crisis News

Los Angeles, California – After years of record-setting blazes in the US state of California, the 2022 wildfire season was notable for a different reason: It was relatively subdued. Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) marked the end of “peak fire season” by touting “a significant reduction […]

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Alaska

Murkowski says Supreme Court abortion decision hurt Republicans in the midterms | #alaska | #politics

Sen. Lisa Murkowski listens to another candidate’s response to a question during a forum at the Alaska Oil and Gas Association conference in Anchorage on September 1, 2022. (Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News) WASHINGTON – Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski said in an interview that she thinks the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. […]

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California

Eroding beaches threaten a Southern California town

On a sunny fall morning, waves crashed against a slope made up of huge boulders, or riprap, sending spray over the adjacent railroad tracks. These tracks, south of San Clemente State Beach in Southern California, are part of the only freight rail line that connects the Port of San Diego with the rest of the […]

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City Council

Burlington City Council to consider ranked choice voting, all-resident voting | #citycouncil

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – The Burlington City Council will vote Monday night on several measures that could end up on the Town Meeting Day ballot. That includes a proposal to change the way voters elect their mayor. The City Council is looking at three charter changes. One is allowing all residents to vote, another is […]

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Mayor

Mayor Adams’ Statement on State’s Approval of First Round of Cannabis Retail Dispensary Licenses, Pr

November 21, 2022 NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams today released the following statement after New York State’s Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) approved the first round of Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary (CAURD) licenses and proposed their adult-use cannabis regulation package: “Today, OCM took a massive stride towards ensuring that social and economic […]

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Alabama

Former Alabama lawmaker indicted on sex abuse charge | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – Former Alabama lawmaker and political activist Perry Hooper Jr. has officially been indicted for sexual abuse, according to court documents. Hooper was arrested in August after court filings stated he grabbed the victim by the breasts and waist, then kissed her neck before she could break free. The incident is said […]

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Alabama

Alabama pausing executions after 3rd failed lethal injection | #elections | #alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey sought a pause in executions and ordered a “top-to-bottom” review of the state’s capital punishment system Monday after an unprecedented third failed lethal injection. Ivey’s office issued a statement saying she had both asked Attorney General Steve Marshall to withdraw motions seeking execution dates for two inmates and […]

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California

California’s last nuclear power plant gets $1bn funding to extend life | California

California’s last nuclear plant could get a new lease on life after the Biden administration announced the approval of up to $1.1bn in conditional funding on Monday. The grant funds may offer a path to keeping the ageing facility known as Diablo Canyon online beyond its scheduled shutdown in 2025. Tucked against picturesque bluffs along […]

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Arkansas

Arkansas Arts Council unveils 2023 Governor’s Arts Awards

Christina Littlejohn, chief executive officer of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, will receive the Arkansas Arts Council’s 2023 Arts Community Development Award, among the Governor’s Arts Awards, at a ceremony in March. “Through her leadership, she has guided a once-struggling nonprofit to become the state’s leader in music education and the top employer of professional teaching […]

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