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City Council

Napa City Council to hear report on possible safe firearm storage ordinance, homeless services update | #citycouncil

The Napa City Council on Tuesday is set to hear a report on a potential ordinance to require safe storage of firearms when they’re not in use.  Support local news coverage and the people who report it by subscribing to the Napa Valley Register.  The presentation on safe gun storage, a report by Napa Police […]

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Alabama

Alabama attorney general says people who take abortion pills could be prosecuted | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

CNN  —  Alabama’s Republican attorney general said this week that women in the state who use prescription medication to terminate their pregnancies could be prosecuted under a chemical-endangerment law, even though Alabama’s anti-abortion law does not intend to punish women who receive abortions. Steve Marshall made the comments in the wake of a decision earlier […]

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Alaska

Right-wing provocateur ‘Baked Alaska’ sentenced to 2 months in prison for Capitol riot charge | #alaska | #politics

CNN  —  A far-right internet personality who goes by the pseudonym “Baked Alaska” was sentenced on Tuesday to two months in prison for unlawfully protesting inside the US Capitol during the January 6, 2021, insurrection. Anthime Gionet, who livestreamed his breach of the Capitol in a nearly 30-minute video to more than 16,000 people, was […]

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City Council

Chief reviews pair of proposed rules at City Council work session | Features | #citycouncil

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Alabama

Alabama’s execution review should happen quickly | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY — A state review of execution procedures should be done quickly so death sentences can move forward, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said Monday. Marshall told reporters that he did not object to the review announced last month by Gov. Kay Ivey after a string of aborted lethal injections, […]

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Arkansas

This is How Many People are on Death Row in Arkansas | State

More than 70% of countries around the world have effectively abolished the death penalty, including all but one European nation. The United States, however, is an outlier, particularly among developed, democratic countries, and across the country, there are more than 2,000 people on death row. Under the Biden administration, the federal government has had a […]

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Alabama

Alabama governor asks to pause executions and review system after recent lethal injections halted | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

CNN  —  Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has asked the state’s attorney general to pause executions and requested a “top-to-bottom” review of the state’s capital punishment system following multiple failed lethal injections. “Ivey on Monday asked Attorney General Steve Marshall to withdraw the state’s two pending motions to set execution dates in the cases of Alan […]

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Mayor

Auburn Mayor Ron Anders says the passing of Aniah’s Law will help to protect women from assault

LAUREN JOHNSON Local and state government has recently installed legislation that proponents believe will keep violent criminals off the street, which will also, in turn, protect women from assault. During the Nov. 8 election, 80-percent of voters across the state voted to pass Amendment One, also known as Aniah’s Law. This amendment gives Alabama judges […]

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