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California

California newspapers are disappearing. Richmond is living what comes next

RICHMOND, Calif.  —  For years Richmond City Councilmember Cesar Zepeda has been on an unsuccessful crusade to persuade the grocery store chains of America — or at least one of them — to bring a supermarket back to his industrial city on the edge of the San Francisco Bay. He’s persistent. He’s called corporate headquarters. […]

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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

California’s news industry is shrinking while misinformation spreads. Here’s what the numbers tell us

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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California

DNA leads to arrest of suspect in 1982 murder of teen girl in California

Police in Northern California announced the arrest of a man in the 42-year-old cold case rape and murder of a teenage girl, saying relatively new DNA technology points to the suspect. James Unick, 62, of Willows, about 85 miles northwest of Sacramento, was booked late Monday into the Sonoma County Jail on suspicion of murder, […]

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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

Would California Gov. Gavin Newsom run for president?

President Joe Biden’s announcement on Sunday that he will no longer continue his 2024 reelection bid thanked Vice President Kamala Harris for being “an exceptional partner.”He then endorsed her as his successor. “My very first decision as the party nominee in 2020 was to pick Kamala Harris as my Vice President. And it’s been the […]

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California

President Biden praised by Southern California Democrats after dropping re-election bid – Orange County Register

President Joe Biden speaks at a news conference Thursday. (AP) Praise for President Joe Biden from Southern California Democrats rolled in Sunday morning after the president said he would step aside from his re-election bid. “Joe Biden has accomplished more as president than most presidents in recent memory,” said Rep. Lou Correa, an Orange County […]

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California

Despite noble intentions, California’s environmental law is hurting Latinos

Latinos in California face significant disparities in income, homeownership and education compared with their counterparts in other states with substantial Latino populations such as Texas and Florida. Our state’s housing crisis is a big part of the explanation, and one cause of the crisis is the perversion of a well-intentioned 1970 law, the California Environmental […]

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California

Black families fight for California Gold Country land taken from their ancestors

COLOMA — 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 […]

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