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California

RI wants court to toss California woman’s challenge to cannabis law

State lawyers have asked a federal court to dismiss a constitutional challenge to Rhode Island’s 2022 retail cannabis law, arguing the plaintiff’s lawsuit is irrelevant and premature.  Justyna Jensen, of California, filed suit in May claiming Rhode Island’s law violated a federal interstate commerce provision because of restrictions it places on non-resident participation.  But in […]

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California

What the death of local news actually means

Good morning. It’s Wednesday, July 24. I’m Gustavo Arellano, a metro columnist, which means I’m allowed to have opinions like: Newspapers are cool. But before I begin my rant, here’s what you need to know to start your day. Newsletter You’re reading the Essential California newsletter Our reporters guide you through our biggest news, features […]

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California

California newspapers are disappearing. Richmond is living what comes next

RICHMOND, Calif.  —  For years Richmond City Councilmember Cesar Zepeda has been on an unsuccessful crusade to persuade the grocery store chains of America — or at least one of them — to bring a supermarket back to his industrial city on the edge of the San Francisco Bay. He’s persistent. He’s called corporate headquarters. […]

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California

Donald Trump attacks Kamala Harris for California record, ‘dropping like a rock’ in 2020

Good morning and welcome to the A.M. Alert! TRUMP HITS HARRIS OVER CALIFORNIA RECORD Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday wasted no time attacking Vice President Kamala Harris, California and her record in the Golden State. As the two appear to be headed toward a presidential face-off, Trump said during a press call on border […]

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California

The death of California’s Spanish-language newspapers leaves a void. ‘It gets filled with trash’

When Laura Pantoja immigrated to Santa Ana from Mexico City in the early 1990s, she could choose from about a dozen local newspapers in her native language. A literature major, she favored Unión Hispana because it was “the political paper,” sometimes printing unflattering photos of local elected officials who, editors thought, didn’t stand up for […]

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Alaska

How a bipartisan governing majority emerged in Alaska • Alaska Beacon | #alaska | #politics

This is an excerpt from the book “The Primary Solution,” published by Simon & Schuster in February.  Republican state Senate President Cathy Giessel was not a supporter of Ballot Measure 2 in 2020. “I was totally against it. I spoke to community groups about how this would be awful,” she told me when we met […]

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City Council

LaFayette council speeds up move-in process for new city hall – Valley Times-News | #citycouncil

LaFayette council speeds up move-in process for new city hall Published 7:23 am Wednesday, July 24, 2024 LaFayette’s city employees may soon be moving into their new city hall after the City Council made a motion to move forward with the ADA-compliance upgrades at the Monday council meeting.  The new city hall, located on South […]

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Alaska

6 political takeaways from Biden’s decision to step aside | #alaska | #politics

President Biden is seen speaking to supporters at a campaign event at Renaissance High School on July 12 in Detroit. On Sunday, Biden said he would no longer seek reelection and instead is endorsing Vice President Harris. (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images) Maybe it was the Lord Almighty, after all. Or just Nancy Pelosi. Whatever the case […]

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Alaska

Democrats’ palace coup: Reactions from Alaska political leaders on Biden being bumped | #alaska | #politics

Democrats staged their palace coup this weekend, forcing President Biden to sign a letter saying he will not accept the nomination of the Democrats, and that he endorses Vice President Kamala Harris. This, just three and a half years after Biden won more votes than any president in American history, making him arguably the most […]

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California

Would California Gov. Gavin Newsom run for president?

President Joe Biden’s announcement on Sunday that he will no longer continue his 2024 reelection bid thanked Vice President Kamala Harris for being “an exceptional partner.”He then endorsed her as his successor. “My very first decision as the party nominee in 2020 was to pick Kamala Harris as my Vice President. And it’s been the […]

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