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Richmond Police, City Council members respond to deadly shootings | #citycouncil

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Richmond Police Department and community leaders are responding to a recent wave of deadly gun violence in the city. On Thursday, April 11, a mother and father of four lost their lives and a 17-year-old male was injured in a shooting at around 7 p.m. on the 1600 block of Spotsylvania […]

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California

Google begins removing California news from search in response to Journalism Preservation Act

Tech giant Google announced Friday that it will begin experimenting with removing links to California news websites on its search platform, in response to an Assembly bill that would require the company to pay for journalism content that it links to. The move was a major preemptive escalation in opposition to the bill, which has […]

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California

California State Parks, California Arts Council and Parks California Launch New Grant Program to Fund Art Installations and Programming in Local Community Parks Across California

SACRAMENTO, CA – California State Parks, the California Arts Council, and Parks California today announced the launch of a new Arts in California Parks grants program – the Local Parks Grant Program. A total of $8 million in grants is available to local non-profit and community organizations to support art and cultural programs in local […]

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California

Colorado is latest state to try turning off the electrical grid to prevent wildfires − a complex, technical operation pioneered in California

The U.S. power grid is the largest and most complex machine ever built. It’s also aging and under increasing stress from climate-driven disasters such as wildfires, hurricanes and heat waves. Over the past decade, power grids have played roles in wildfires in multiple states, including California, Hawaii, Oregon and Minnesota. When wind speeds are high […]

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California

In-N-Out president said she fought to keep prices down amid minimum wage hike for fast food workers in California

Lynsi Snyder, the president of the beloved In-N-Out Burger chain, said she fought to keep prices down in California as the state’s new fast-food minimum wage law took effect on April 1, raising the base rate from $16 to $20 per hour. “I was sitting in VP meetings going toe-to-toe saying, ‘We can’t raise the […]

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City Council

Elizabethton City Council approves new drone, funding amendment for downtown grant – www.elizabethton.com | #citycouncil

Elizabethton City Council approves new drone, funding amendment for downtown grant Published 2:49 pm Friday, April 12, 2024 Robert Sorrell/Star Correspondent/City Attorney Roger Day (right) speaks to the City Council as Mayor Curt Alexander (left) looks over his paperwork. By Robert Sorrell Star Correspondent The Elizabethton City Council approved several matters on Thursday, including the […]

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California

Google Blocks California Websites in Fight Over Paying for News

Google began blocking access to California news outlets for some users in the state, according to an announcement from the tech giant on Friday. And it’s all because Google is upset about proposed legislation that would force the company to pay some publishers for their content, something it’s calling a “link tax.” No Google AI […]

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California

Google will reduce some user access to California news sites

Google said Friday it would remove links to California news sites from its search results for some of its users, as it pushes back against a pending bill that would require the Silicon Valley technology company to pay publishers. The search giant said the bill, called the California Journalism Preservation Act (CJPA), would upend its […]

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Alaska

Alaska Legislature establishes March as Brain Injury Awareness Month | Politics | #alaska | #politics

The Alaska Legislature voted Wednesday to permanently establish March as Brain Injury Awareness Month. “Permanently designating each March as Brain Injury Awareness Month in Alaska will increase public awareness about the dangers of brain injuries and, potentially, help prevent future brain injuries among Alaskans,” Sen. Löki Gale Tobin said in her sponsor statement of Senate […]

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City Council

Woodland City Council declares April as Child Abuse Prevention Month – Daily Democrat | #citycouncil

The Woodland City Council adopted a proclamation recognizing April as Child Abuse Prevention Month under the new campaign of “empowering our community to be the one.” Doni DeBolt, executive director for Yolo County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), and Michelle Mattingly, marketing and events manager for the Yolo County Children’s Alliance, attended the Tuesday, April […]

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