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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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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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Alaska

Peltola far outpaces Republican challengers in Alaska’s US House campaign fundraising | #alaska | #politics

U.S. House candidates Nick Begich, Mary Peltola and Nancy Dahlstrom. (ADN and AP photos) Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola raised $1.7 million in the first quarter of 2024, far outpacing her two Republican opponents in fundraising as they vie for Alaska’s lone U.S. House seat. Lt. Gov. Nancy Dahlstrom raised just over $262,000, while […]

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City Council

Bentonville City Council approves library expansion project work, contracts for water main repairs | #citycouncil

BENTONVILLE — City Council members unanimously approved finding out how much additional work for the ongoing public library expansion and renovation might cost. The council voted 8-0 Tuesday to amend the city’s professional services agreement with the architecture and planning firm MSR Design to incorporate additional design services and construction scope being considered for the […]

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California

California committee to debate banning NDAs in negotiations of new state laws

California lawmakers in the Assembly’s Elections Committee are set to debate a bill that would prohibit lobbyists and government officials from using non-disclosure agreements when negotiating proposed state laws.The bill, AB 2654, is the result of KCRA 3’s reporting on the use of NDAs in the final negotiations of California’s fast-food labor law. Republican Assemblyman […]

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California

California may soon put an end to line-skipping service at airports

SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers are considering a law to stop a line-skipping service at airport screenings.  A company called CLEAR offers a paid service that costs about $200 a year and allows airline travelers to skip ahead of long security lines, saving precious time. For frequent flyer Connie Harris, the expedited security service is a […]

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California

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra weighs run for California governor

Politics By Josh Christenson Published April 23, 2024, 7:53 p.m. ET Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra is weighing a run for California governor in 2026, according to a new report. The unpopular Cabinet official has discussed his departure from a potential second Biden administration and already approached politicos about succeeding Golden State Gov. […]

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California

Judge tentatively sides with California AG on gender ID ballot initiative

A California judge has tentatively sided with state Attorney General Rob Bonta in a dispute over the title of a proposed ballot measure that would require school staff to notify parents if their child asks to change gender identification at schools.A group backing the measure sued Bonta over the language he released, arguing it was […]

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City Council

Orange City Council passes strict regulations for massage parlors | #citycouncil

This comes after a series of January raids at seven massage parlors in Orange, Bridge City and Vidor as part of investigations into human and sex trafficking. ORANGE, Texas — The Orange City Council passed an ordinance aimed at cutting down on potential human trafficking operations, that pose as massage businesses. The city council met […]

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