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COVID emergency ending: What does it mean for California?

Three years following the emergence of COVID-19, authorities at state and federal levels are preparing to lift emergency declarations originally issued to marshal pandemic responses. While the moves will undoubtedly be cheered in some circles — particularly those eager to see the end of COVID restrictions or who have viewed the health measures as government […]

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Armada Power and Leap Announce Partnership to Expand Access to California Energy Markets

Smart energy technology companies collaborate to bolster grid resiliency and drive new value for customers SAN FRANCISCO & COLUMBUS, Ohio, February 02, 2023–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Leap, a leading energy market access provider, and Armada Power, a leader in load management technology for electric water heaters, today announced a new partnership to offer grid services revenue opportunities to […]

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California neighborhoods with more EVs see better air quality, public health

Neighborhoods in California with higher electric vehicle (EV) adoption rates are experiencing both better air quality and improvements in public health, a new study has found. For every additional 20 zero-emissions vehicles (ZEVs) per 1,000 people at the zip code level, there was a 3.2 percent drop in the rate of asthma-related emergency room visits, […]

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Alaska

Retiring from the high court, Alaska’s chief justice defends its system of selecting judges | #alaska | #politics

Alaska Chief Justice Daniel Winfree receives applause from state lawmakers after finishing the annual State of the Judiciary address to the Alaska Legislature on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. Winfree is retiring Feb. 6. (Photo by James Brooks/Alaska Beacon) In his final speech before retirement, Alaska Chief Justice Daniel Winfree firmly defended the state’s merit-based process for picking […]

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Pelosi backs Schiff in California Senate race

Feb. 2, 2023, 4:30 PM UTC By Bridget Bowman Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday she is backing Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff in California’s Senate race — if Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein decides not to run for re-election. Feinstein has not yet said if she is running for a sixth term next year. But that […]

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Alaska

Biden administration recommends major Alaska oil project | #alaska | #politics

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Biden administration released a long-awaited study Wednesday that recommends allowing a major oil development on Alaska’s North Slope that supporters say could boost U.S. energy security but that climate activists decry as a “carbon bomb.” The move — while not final — drew immediate anger from environmentalists who saw it […]

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Alaska

Peak Trust Company Announces Support for University of Alaska Ted Stevens Legislative … | News | #alaska | #politics

Anchorage, AK, Feb. 02, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Peak Trust Company (“Peak Trust”) has announced a $10,500 donation to the University of Alaska Southeast’s (UAS) Senator Ted Stevens Legislative Internship Program, as the first part of a broader commitment to support the program over the next five years. The program seeks to educate students about […]

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California

Pelosi endorses Schiff in California Senate race – unless Feinstein runs for re-election

Democratic California Rep. Nancy Pelosi will support Rep. Adam Schiff of California to replace Sen. Dianne Feinstein if she chooses not to seek re-election, she said in a statement Thursday.  “I will be supporting House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff, who knows well the nexus between a strong democracy and a strong economy,” Pelosi, the […]

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Pelosi endorses Schiff in California Senate race if Feinstein retires

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she’ll endorse Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) in California’s U.S. Senate race if Sen. Dianne Feinstein decides not to run for re-election in 2024. Why it matters: Feinstein, 89, has not yet announced her retirement, but a field of candidates has already begun to form. Schiff, who announced […]

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Alaska

Biden administration recommends major Alaska oil project | Politics | #alaska | #politics

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Biden administration released a long-awaited study Wednesday that recommends allowing a major oil development on Alaska’s North Slope that supporters say could boost U.S. energy security but that climate activists decry as a “carbon bomb.” The move — while not final — drew immediate anger from environmentalists who saw it […]

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