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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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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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California

The story of California’s struggling news industry told in charts

As the world turned digital, people were quick to drop their Sunday papers and pick up their smartphones for news. Advertisers followed suit as digital platforms became more valuable real estate than print newspapers, leaving California news outlets desperate to find ways to stay profitable and relevant. Supporters — including the California News Publishers Assn. […]

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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

What is Project 2025, and how does it target California? – Orange County Register

Copies of the Heritage Foundation’s “Project 2025: Mandate for Leadership” set out during the conservative group’s summit in National Harbor, Md. on April 21, 2023. A Heritage Foundation questionnaire testing the ideology of potential recruits for the next Republican presidential administration illustrates the extent to which Donald Trump has transformed the conservative movement in his […]

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City Council

Margaret Childress Long recognized by Orange Beach City Council | #citycouncil

Orange Beach, Ala. – (OBA) – Mayor Tony Kennon and the Orange Beach City Council recognized longtime resident, author and historian Margaret Childress Long during Tuesday night’s council meeting.  Long recently stepped down from the Baldwin County Historical Development Commission and on Sunday celebrated the 75th anniversary of her family’s homestead on Cotton Bayou.  Mayor […]

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California

Why California should let hunters kill more of its bears

At a recent riverside gathering, a friend and I served wild-game tacos. Each of our 40 guests got two: one elk, the other black bear. I have yet to hear from a single person who preferred the elk. America’s black bear populations are healthy and growing. The International Union for Conservation of Nature considers the […]

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California

Some Black families are fighting for land taken from their ancestors – NBC Bay Area

In a tiny town where the California gold rush began, Black families are seeking restitution for land that was taken from their ancestors to make way for a state park now frequented by fourth graders learning about the state’s history. Their efforts in Coloma, a town of around 300 people that’s located about 36 miles […]

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City Council

Baseball fans react to city council vote | #citycouncil

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — While both Rays and Yankees fans watched Saturday’s away game at Ferg’s, St. Pete resident Terrence Anderson is excited a new stadium may be coming and hopes it brings more people to games. What You Need To Know St. Petersburg City Council members voted 5-3 to help fund the $6.5 billion project […]

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