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Month: January 2023

California

California reparations panel calls for compensation to be given to prisoners

California’s controversial reparations panel is pushing for the state’s legislature to close ten prisons, in addition to ensuring current inmates also receive fair wages and be eligible to vote. It was earlier reported that the panel was seeking to pass laws creating a wealth tax, mansion tax and/or a property tax in order to fund […]

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City Council

Coming to Glenwood City Council Thursday | #citycouncil

Glenwood Springs City Council meets at 6:15 p.m. Thursday at City Hall. Here’s a peek at what’s on the agenda. Updates on transportation planning There is no action to be taken for the discussion; just a transportation study update. City Engineer Terri Partch will bring council up to speed on the transportation data she and […]

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Mayor

Here’s Who is Running for Chicago Mayor in the 2023 Election – NBC Chicago

In less than one month, nine mayoral candidates will duke it out in an effort to ascend to Chicago’s highest office, with the 2023 election kicking into high gear. Highlighting the list of contenders is incumbent Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who will seek a second term in office. She has drawn a number of challengers in […]

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Alabama

No, House Republicans aren’t trying to expel U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar from Congress | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

What’s the statute of limitations on calling something breaking news? More than three years, maybe?  Because that’s how long ago the Alabama Republican Party State Executive Committee passed a resolution urging the state’s congressional representatives to expel U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., from Congress.  The resolution led nowhere. Nevertheless, a Jan. 29, 2023, Facebook post […]

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Alaska

After Two Decades of Controversy, the EPA Uses Its ‘Veto’ Power to Kill the Pebble Mine in Southwest Alaska | #alaska | #politics

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday a move to protect one of the world’s largest salmon runs—in Alaska’s Bristol Bay—by vetoing a controversial plan for a copper and gold mine in the region.  The decision prohibits disposal of mining waste in streams that support the Bristol Bay fishery and aims to prevent “unacceptable adverse effects” […]

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California

California offers free ways to enjoy its state parks

There are three new ways to explore the great outdoors for free. California State Parks, First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom and the California Natural Resources Agency are reminding visitors about the opportunities: Fourth graders can obtain a free California State Park Adventure Pass to explore 19 select state parks for free for a full school […]

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Alabama

War on Women Report: Republicans Propose 150 Anti-Trans Bills; Idaho Republican Says Women Are Like Cows; Trump Glosses Over His Role in the End of Roe | #elections | #alabama

U.S. patriarchal authoritarianism is on the rise, and democracy is on the decline. But day after day, we stay vigilant in our goals to dismantle patriarchy at every turn. The fight is far from over. We are watching, and we refuse to go back. This is the War on Women Report. Since Our Last Report …. […]

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Arkansas

House panel advances school gendered bathroom bill in Arkansas

An Arkansas House panel advanced legislation preventing transgender people at public schools from using restrooms that match their gender identity. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Transgender people at Arkansas public schools would not be able to use the restrooms matching their gender identity under a bill advanced by a state House committee on Tuesday. The House […]

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California

Self-driving semi-trucks focus of California rules, legislation

As California regulators explore new rules to put self-driving semi-trucks on the road, labor unions are rushing to the state Legislature to ask for a new law they say will protect their jobs — the start of a debate that could shape the future of the nation’s nearly $900-billion trucking industry. California already has rules […]

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City Council

Houston City Council to vote on funding for housing to help youth transition out of foster care – Houston Public Media | #citycouncil

Patricia Ortiz Houston City Hall For youth transitioning out of the foster care system, finding housing in Houston can be challenging. City council will vote on funding on Wednesday that could help build a housing campus to tackle the issue. The Hay Center Campus is a $39 million affordable housing development along the Gulf Freeway […]

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