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RI wants court to toss California woman’s challenge to cannabis law

State lawyers have asked a federal court to dismiss a constitutional challenge to Rhode Island’s 2022 retail cannabis law, arguing the plaintiff’s lawsuit is irrelevant and premature.  Justyna Jensen, of California, filed suit in May claiming Rhode Island’s law violated a federal interstate commerce provision because of restrictions it places on non-resident participation.  But in […]

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The death of California’s Spanish-language newspapers leaves a void. ‘It gets filled with trash’

When Laura Pantoja immigrated to Santa Ana from Mexico City in the early 1990s, she could choose from about a dozen local newspapers in her native language. A literature major, she favored Unión Hispana because it was “the political paper,” sometimes printing unflattering photos of local elected officials who, editors thought, didn’t stand up for […]

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Another prominent California candidate in the news

Good morning. I’m Mariel Garza, and it is Wednesday, July 24. What’s happening so far this week in Opinion is, well, a whole lot of Kamala Harris. In the hours and days after President Biden’s announcement Sunday that he is dropping out of the 2024 presidential race, the vice president from California quickly wrapped up […]

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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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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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City Council

Jourdanton city council votes for more authority | #citycouncil

Jourdanton Interim Police Chief Joe Saucedo Jourdanton City Council mulled over discussions to take over the hiring of the police chief recently, however on Monday, July 15, councilmembers voted to amend an ordinance to remove the powers of the city manager to hire and fire all department heads. The amendment in the ordinance comes as […]

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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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How reducing solitary confinement can save California millions – Orange County Register

In this 2019 file photo, an inmate looks out a window in his solitary confinement cell at the Main Jail in San Jose, Calif., on Dec. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File) California faces a tough reality as a budgetary shortfall threatens to undercut many of the social programs we have invested in. While the […]

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In a California Gold Rush Town, Black Families Fight for Land Taken From Their Ancestors

The fight in Coloma is taking place in a state where the governor signed a first-in-the-nation law to study reparations. But advocates are pushing for the state to go further. Gold was found near Coloma in 1848 by James W. Marshall, a white carpenter, setting off the California gold rush that saw hundreds of thousands […]

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In a California gold rush town, some Black families are fighting for stolen land

COLOMA, Calif. (AP) — 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 […]

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