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California rejected Berkeley’s housing plan. Here’s why, and the potential consequences

Berkeley’s Housing Element was rejected by the state this week, city and state officials confirmed, exposing one of the East Bay’s biggest cities to potential fines and the threat of developers trying to build projects that aren’t constrained by local zoning restrictions. Berkeley did not fully analyze potential housing sites and the city must commit […]

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Monterey Park, California, shooting 911 calls reveal witnesses’ terrified reactions: ‘Send the police’

The city clerk of Monterey Park, California, released Thursday the 911 dispatch audio recorded in the aftermath of the Lunar New Year shooting that took the lives of 11 people. “Send the police right away, he might start shooting again. I’m outside the building,” one caller is heard saying. “I don’t know if anyone’s hurt […]

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Newsom hits highest approval rating in years, poll says

A major California pollster found that Gov. Gavin Newsom’s approval rating is the highest it’s been in years. The poll was conducted among 1,539 California adults between Jan. 13 and Jan. 20, before high-profile mass shootings in Half Moon Bay and Monterey Park. In the aftermath of those shootings, Newsom received national attention for bashing […]

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Alaska

Retiring from the high court, Alaska’s chief justice defends its system of selecting judges | #alaska | #politics

Alaska Chief Justice Daniel Winfree receives applause from state lawmakers after finishing the annual State of the Judiciary address to the Alaska Legislature on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. Winfree is retiring Feb. 6. (Photo by James Brooks/Alaska Beacon) In his final speech before retirement, Alaska Chief Justice Daniel Winfree firmly defended the state’s merit-based process for picking […]

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Biden administration recommends major Alaska oil project | #alaska | #politics

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Biden administration released a long-awaited study Wednesday that recommends allowing a major oil development on Alaska’s North Slope that supporters say could boost U.S. energy security but that climate activists decry as a “carbon bomb.” The move — while not final — drew immediate anger from environmentalists who saw it […]

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Nancy Pelosi Endorses Adam Schiff In California Senate Race

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is backing fellow California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff in the 2024 race for Senate if Sen. Dianne Feinstein decides to step down. “If Senator Feinstein decides to seek re-election, she has my whole-hearted support,” Pelosi told The San Francisco Chronicle in a statement on Thursday. If Feinstein doesn’t run, Pelosi […]

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Alaska

Peak Trust Company Announces Support for University of Alaska Ted Stevens Legislative … | News | #alaska | #politics

Anchorage, AK, Feb. 02, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Peak Trust Company (“Peak Trust”) has announced a $10,500 donation to the University of Alaska Southeast’s (UAS) Senator Ted Stevens Legislative Internship Program, as the first part of a broader commitment to support the program over the next five years. The program seeks to educate students about […]

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Biden administration recommends major Alaska oil project | Politics | #alaska | #politics

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Biden administration released a long-awaited study Wednesday that recommends allowing a major oil development on Alaska’s North Slope that supporters say could boost U.S. energy security but that climate activists decry as a “carbon bomb.” The move — while not final — drew immediate anger from environmentalists who saw it […]

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City Council

Apple Valley City Council OKs maintenance facility improvements | Apple Valley | #citycouncil

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California Will End Its Covid State of Emergency in February

Perhaps you heard the announcement this week that President Biden plans to end the nation’s Covid public health emergency in May, signaling that the pandemic has moved into a less dire phase. California’s version is set to end even sooner. The state’s coronavirus emergency declaration will expire on Feb. 28, almost three years after it […]

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