Day: June 11, 2024

California

California Seeks Fossil Fuel Profits in Amended Deception Suit

California Attorney General Rob Bonta updated his 2023 lawsuit against fossil fuel giants, invoking a new state law that would require defendants to give up “illegally obtained” profits. The amended complaint, filed Monday in the California Superior Court in San Francisco County, expands on Bonta’s September claims that Exxon Mobil, Shell, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, BP, and […]

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City Council

Tucker City Council approves double-drive through lanes at new restaurant | #citycouncil

The Tucker City Council listens to public comment while considering its 2024-25 fiscal year budget (Photo by Cathy Cobbs) The Tucker City Council at its June 10 meeting voted 5-2 on second reading to approve a special land use permit that would allow a new restaurant to install double drive-through lanes. Councilman Vinh Nguyen and […]

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Mayor

Maui County mayor appoints director of new Department of ʻŌiwi Resources

Kaponoʻai Molitau has been appointed the director of Maui County’s new Department of ʻŌiwi Resources. Molitau is the founder and CEO of Native Intelligence, a Hawaiian cultural resource center and retail business in Wailuku. A news release said he has trained in Hawaiian protocols for the past 32 years. “Kaponoʻai has demonstrated a lifelong commitment […]

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California

9th Circuit says California ban on gun sales on state property is constitutional

California laws barring the sale of firearms and ammunition at fairgrounds and other state property are constitutional, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. Judge Richard R. Clifton, writing for a unanimous three-judge panel, rejected claims by a group of firearm sellers and gun advocacy groups that the laws violated both their 1st […]

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Arkansas

Arkansas Gov. calls special legislative session to cut taxes and fund Game and Fish Commission

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders calls special legislative session In a post on X, the governor said the session would cut taxes and fund the state’s Game and Fish Commission Updated: 5:50 PM CDT Jun 11, 2024 Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders has called a special session for next week. In a post on X, […]

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California

Berkeley’s California Theater to be redeveloped into housing

BERKELEY — A theater could be returning to downtown Berkeley after the City Council denied an appeal of the California Theater redevelopment project, clearing a hurdle for developers to reopen the century-old entertainment space with hundreds of new housing units. Gilbane Development Company plans to demolish most of the California Theatre on Kittredge Street, preserving the […]

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California

Hunter Biden would likely go to ‘laid back’ California prison: expert

US News By Alex Oliveira and Priscilla DeGregory Published June 11, 2024, 5:25 p.m. ET If Hunter Biden goes to prison, it will likely be a short stay at a cushy California facility where he’ll have access to yoga classes, the ocean-breeze, and maybe even a private wing to live alongside his secret service detail, […]

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City Council

City Council votes against ambulance service run by CSFD | #citycouncil

City of Colorado Springs will vote in June on new proposal. (COLORADO SPRINGS) — On Tuesday, June 11, the City Council concluded voting on the motion for the Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD) to take over medical transport from American Medical Response (AMR), a private company currently responsible for emergency medical services in the city. […]

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Mayor

Pacific Airshow suit against former Huntington Beach mayor continues

Former Huntington Beach Mayor Kim Carr was in court Monday as a defendant, as a lawsuit filed against her by Pacific Airshow LLC continued. The Pacific Airshow lawsuit against the city of Huntington Beach for canceling the final day of the 2021 show was settled for at least $5 million last year. But a lawsuit […]

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Arkansas

Sanders declares disaster in response to May tornado in Garland County | The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders has declared a disaster in response to at least one EF2 tornado and severe weather that swept through Garland County in May. Sanders’ disaster declaration, which authorizes Public Assistance disaster relief for Garland County, was announced Tuesday. Such assistance is meant to “fill the gap between local recovery efforts and federal […]

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