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Lawmakers announce push to ratify Equal Rights Amendment | #alaska | #politics

Lawmakers on Tuesday announced plans to achieve a goal a century in the making: Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, which would guarantee equal rights for all American citizens regardless of sex.  What You Need To Know Lawmakers in Washington announced renewed efforts to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, which would guarantee equal rights for […]

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Arkansas

Arkansas Fans Don’t Realize They’re Watching a Repeat Season of the Razorbacks

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Coming into the basketball season, Arkansas fans thought they were about to experience something unprecedented.  Turns out, unless you’re in middle school, you’ve already been on this particular roller coaster.  Arkansas coach Mike Anderson pulled off a recruiting coup the spring of2013 by landing 5-star Bobby Portis, a 6-10 forward out of […]

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Mayor

Former Livermore Mayor Dale Turner Dies | Livermore News

The City of Livermore flew its flags at half-staff last week to honor the passing of former Livermore Mayor Dale Turner. Turner died at his home in New Mexico on Jan. 15. He was 85. The longtime council member was first elected to the Livermore City Council in 1974. He then served as mayor from […]

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City Council

Oil Companies Stand Up To Los Angeles City Council Drilling Ban | #citycouncil

After decades of transitioning towards renewable energy, with several new developments across the state, LA has finally taken significant steps to move away from oil and gas. California has been repeatedly called the leader in clean energy in the U.S., and yet it is home to several large-scale oil and gas projects, as well as […]

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City Council

Travis Paden brings by-the-numbers approach to Hanford City Council | Politics | #citycouncil

Mayor Travis Paden, a self-described budget hawk, said his research skills and ability to work with numbers gives him the ability to use Hanford’s resources to their fullest potential. “All of the city’s budget comes from the taxpayers, and we need to make sure the city’s budget is spent wisely,” said Paden, who was elected […]

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Mayor

Mikey Hothi becomes first Sikh city mayor in California

Mikey Hothi, whose parents are from India, has been unanimously elected as the mayor of Lodi city in northern California, becoming the first Sikh to hold the top position in the city’s history. Hothi was nominated by newly-elected councilwoman Lisa Craig, who won election to mayor Mark Chandler’s seat in November and was unanimously selected […]

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City Council

Kevin de León responds to fourth recall attempt | #citycouncil

LOS ANGELES — It’s been 2 1/2 months since Kevin de León engaged in racist remarks with fellow Council members Nury Martinez and Gil Cedillo in a leaked audio recording. Despite numerous calls for his resignation from all levels of government, a censure from LA City Council and a fist fight with an activist during a […]

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Alabama

House Republicans vow to block Senate GOP bills over omnibus | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

A group of House Republicans penned a letter to their Senate counterparts urging them to oppose the $1.7 trillion full-year government spending bill, threatening that they’ll oppose any bills backed by GOP lawmakers who support the measure. What You Need To Know Thirteen House Republican Reps. and Reps.-elect sent a letter to their Senate counterparts urging […]

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Alabama

Republican governors step up TikTok bans on state devices | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

A growing swath of states across the country are banning employees from downloading the TikTok app on government devices, many citing privacy and security concerns that could stem from the video-sharing app.  What You Need To Know Over half a dozen Republican governors have banned employees from downloading the app TikTok onto government-owned or issued […]

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Alaska

Biden to sign bipartisan marriage rights bill into law | #alaska | #politics

President Joe Biden is expected to sign legislation Tuesday protecting marriage for LGBTQ+ and interracial couples, a historic move that gained support from lawmakers across the aisle and which was spurred by the Supreme Court’s decision over the summer to overturn federal abortion protections.  What You Need To Know President Joe Biden is expected to […]

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