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Arkansas

Sanders orders US, Arkansas flags flown at half-staff in honor of former governor

David Pryor, dean of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, poses Jan. 24, 2006, at the school in Little Rock. The former Arkansas governor and U.S. senator, who was one of the state’s most beloved political figures and remained active in public service in the state long after he left office, has […]

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California

As Google pulls news from search, fate of California Journalism Preservation Act is unclear

A week after Google announced that it would begin pulling some California news links from its search engine in response to a proposed state law that would require it to pay for linking to news content on its platform, the fate of that bill remains unclear. Assembly Bill 886 passed with bipartisan support out of […]

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California

Supreme Court gave CA a chance to lower housing costs

In summary A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on housing impact fees has given California lawmakers an opening to address a key barrier to construction: cost. Guest Commentary written by Louis Mirante Louis Mirante is the vice president of housing policy for the Bay Area Council, a regional public policy group representing 325 of the […]

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City Council

First Mexico Beach city council meeting held with new Mayor | #citycouncil

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) – One week ago tonight, Mexico Beach voters recalled Mayor Michele Miller and elected Richard Wolff to complete her term. That didn’t keep Miller from showing up at Tuesday night’s city council meeting the first for Mayor Wolff and two new council members. May it was a packed house, with most attendees […]

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Mayor

Mayor Adams seeks to oust outspoken chairwoman of NYPD oversight board: sources

Mayor Eric Adams is trying to oust the interim chairwoman of the civilian oversight board tasked with investigating complaints against the NYPD, according to sources. Adams’ close advisor Philips Banks asked Arva Rice to resign from her position at the head of the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) sometime last week, sources with knowledge of […]

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Arkansas

Bruce Netherton Obituary | The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Bruce Netherton, the beloved patriarch of his family, loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend passed away at home with his family on April 22, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was born to Clive and Lydia Netherton in Maysville, Ark., on January 3, 1938. Bruce grew up in a hard-working farm family. He […]

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California

California increases water allocation after wet winter

With runoff from this year’s snow and rain boosting the levels of California’s reservoirs, state water managers on Tuesday announced plans to increase deliveries of supplies from the State Water Project to 40% of full allotments, up from 30% last month. The increased allocation, which had been widely expected, means that suppliers serving 27 million […]

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Alaska

Alaska Senate advances public-sector pension plan to address recruitment and retention crisis | #alaska | #politics

Sitka Republican Sen. Bert Stedman, long a skeptic of reimplementing a public-sector pension, raised concerns that the pension plan was not cost neutral in Juneau on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024. (Sean Maguire / ADN) JUNEAU — The Alaska Senate on Wednesday advanced legislation to the House that would reestablish a public-sector pension in an effort […]

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California

Tesla’s Q1 revenue falls 9% amid mass layoffs in California, Texas

Officials for automaker Tesla said its all electric Class 8 Semi truck could see mass production by 2026. (Photo: FreightWaves) Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company will accelerate the launch of less expensive EV models after its profits and revenue under performed for the third consecutive quarter. “The EV adoption rate globally is under […]

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City Council

Conway City Council approves resolution sending more than $400,000 in grant funding to community development | #citycouncil

CONWAY, Ark.- Conway will receive an estimated $476,652.00 from the Community Development Block Grant, which will benefit low- to moderate-income families.  Resolution No. R-24-20 was passed 5-0 at Tuesday night’s Conway City Council Meeting. Downtown Little Rock Partnership hosting MuralFest to turn graffiti into art According to the meeting agenda, the estimated budget will be broken […]

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