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City council to consider restrictions on biking in the city | News | #citycouncil

The Benton City Council is scheduled to have its regular monthly meeting this upcoming at 5:30 p.m. Monday from City Hall, 114 S. East St. The council will consider an ordinance that would establish designated areas in the city as “dismount zones” for bicycles, skateboards, motorized bicycles and other forms of similar transportation. The ordinance […]

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California

California Governor Vetoes Bill to Establish Licensing Framework for Crypto Companies 

The Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, has vetoed a proposed bill that seeks to create license requirements for crypto companies in the state. The bill sponsored by Democrat Assemblyman Tim Grayson was passed by the state assembly and senate last month. The Digital Financial Assets Law will create a much-needed framework for the crypto space.  […]

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Alaska

In adding Peltola, Congress has full U.S. Indigenous representation | #alaska | #politics

Last month, Mary Peltola made history when she became first Native Alaskan and woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for the Last Frontier State. When Peltola was sworn in last week, Congress reached a milestone: for the first time in more than two centuries, the House has full U.S. Indigenous representation, according to Rep. Kaiali’i Kahele of Hawaii. […]

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Alaska

Italians vote in election that may bring far-right to power | #alaska | #politics

ROME (AP) — Italians voted Sunday in an election that could move the country’s politics sharply toward the right during a critical time for Europe, with war in Ukraine fueling skyrocketing energy bills and testing the West’s resolve to stand united a ROME (AP) — Italians voted Sunday in an election that could move the […]

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Alaska

Sen. Sullivan signs letter with other Republicans denouncing proposed federal protections for transgender athletes | #alaska | #politics

In this May 7, 2020, file photo, Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, testifies during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Al Drago/Pool via AP, File) WASHINGTON — In a recent letter to the U.S. Department of Education, Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan joined Republican colleagues in calling to restrict transgender students’ participation in sports. Sullivan is […]

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California

Aging boom shakes, reshapes Southern California – Whittier Daily News

More gray and balding heads? More daily medications? A collective hankering for comfortable shoes? We’re about to have it all. We’re going to have more Social Security and Medicare payouts; more senior centers, more demand for hospital rooms and dementia experts. More families soon will be living with three and even four generations under the […]

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California

California politics veteran examines Governor Newsom’s political strategy

(Inside California Politics) — Dan Schnur, a professor at UC Berkeley and USC, joined Inside California Politics co-host Nikki Laurenzo to discuss Governor Gavin Newsom’s political strategy.  Schnur explains why he believes Governor Newsom is preparing for a presidential run in either 2024 or 2028.  He also discusses the political weight the governor is using […]

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California

New law will remove the word ‘squaw’ from California place names

In a ceremony joined by Native American tribal leaders, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a bill that will remove the word “squaw” from nearly 100 geographic features and place names across California. In at least one place with the offending name — the unincorporated town of Squaw Valley near Kings Canyon National Park — […]

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City Council

Litchfield City Council approves change to airport oversight | News | #citycouncil

The Litchfield Airport Commission is no more. A divided City Council agreed to replace the current commission, which has not been meeting regularly and is out of compliance with its own constitution, with a five-member airport advisory board. The split vote — with councilors Betty Allen and Darlene Kotelnicki opposed — revealed controversy and discontent […]

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California

The forgotten history of what California stole from Black families | California

There’s a willow tree in Hayward, California, that Marian Johnson takes her mother to every year on her birthday. Johnson’s great-grandfather planted the tree decades ago, on his sprawling farm property in Russell City, an unincorporated part of Alameda county in the San Francisco Bay area that used to be predominantly Black and Latino. Today, […]

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