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City Council Retreat Appropriately Held On Groundhog Day | #citycouncil

The Greensboro City Council’s annual two-day retreat appropriately began on Groundhog Day with an exercise that has been repeated too many times to mention. However, Bill Murray was not in attendance. Mayor Nancy Vaughan explained that Councilmember Yvonne Johnson was out of the country and not able to participate, while City Councilmember Zack Matheny, who […]

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California

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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Alaska

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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City Council

Madison city council will be full of new faces – Isthmus | #citycouncil

It felt like a gathering of old friends. Supporters of city council candidate Marsha Rummel mingled in small groups at the Marquette Hotel, pointing out others they knew across the room and catching up. Rummel, who represented District 6 on the east side for 14 years before deciding not to run for reelection in 2021, […]

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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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Alaska

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

 Washington City Council Special Meeting Recap | KCII Radio | #citycouncil

 Washington City Council Special Meeting Recap | KCII Radio – The One to Count On The Washington City Council held a special meeting Tuesday. The meeting was to discuss and consider a resolution to set a public hearing on February 21st for the total maximum property tax dollars levied for the fiscal year 2024 budget. […]

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City Council

Liz Allen offers advice on what City Council should do to advance Erie | #citycouncil

Editor’s note: Liz Allen resigned from Erie City Council on Jan. 4. Here she offers advice to City Council based on what she learned during her time in office. You can read about her reasons for leaving City Council in a separate column published on GoErie.com at http://bit.ly/3DyxX4l. In February 2017, I decided to run […]

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California

‘Governor Knows Best’: California’s daily pandemic series in retrospect

“Father Knows Best” — a 1950s era American TV sitcom starring Robert Young and Jane Wyatt — resonated with many viewers. It’s premise was simple. The father, Jim Warren played by Young, was a voice of reason. Jim offered sage advice to the problems his children encountered as they were growing up. Not surprisingly many […]

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