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Contractor picked for new, $7M city hall | #citycouncil

The Kiwanis Club of Orangeburg presented the Rev. Jerry French as the 2022 Citizen of the Year at at banquet held at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center on Thursday, Sept. 15. The banquet also officially recognized past honorees, the late Bill Cox Sr. and the late Frank P. Tourville Sr. A Columbia-based […]

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California

California Governor Vetoes Bill to Establish Licensing Framework for Crypto Companies 

The Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, has vetoed a proposed bill that seeks to create license requirements for crypto companies in the state. The bill sponsored by Democrat Assemblyman Tim Grayson was passed by the state assembly and senate last month. The Digital Financial Assets Law will create a much-needed framework for the crypto space.  […]

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Alaska

In adding Peltola, Congress has full U.S. Indigenous representation | #alaska | #politics

Last month, Mary Peltola made history when she became first Native Alaskan and woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for the Last Frontier State. When Peltola was sworn in last week, Congress reached a milestone: for the first time in more than two centuries, the House has full U.S. Indigenous representation, according to Rep. Kaiali’i Kahele of Hawaii. […]

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California

Can the California plastics law solve our plastic problem?

“Approximately 40% of all plastics created right now are single-use plastic,” says Megan J. Wolff, Ph.D., M.P.H, Policy Director at Beyond Plastics. “They’re basically instant trash.”  The impacts of this are felt widely, polluting not just our streets, but our waterways and soils. Thanks to a law in California signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom this […]

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Alaska

Italians vote in election that may bring far-right to power | #alaska | #politics

ROME (AP) — Italians voted Sunday in an election that could move the country’s politics sharply toward the right during a critical time for Europe, with war in Ukraine fueling skyrocketing energy bills and testing the West’s resolve to stand united a ROME (AP) — Italians voted Sunday in an election that could move the […]

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California

Fate uncertain for shuttered California Oil Museum in Santa Paula

The California Oil Museum in Santa Paula has been temporarily closed for more than a year as the city tries to determine its next move for the building under a looming deadline. The lease between the city and building owner Chevron expires July 1 unless Santa Paula gives the oil company written notice to extend six months beforehand, which is […]

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Alaska

Sen. Sullivan signs letter with other Republicans denouncing proposed federal protections for transgender athletes | #alaska | #politics

In this May 7, 2020, file photo, Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, testifies during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Al Drago/Pool via AP, File) WASHINGTON — In a recent letter to the U.S. Department of Education, Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan joined Republican colleagues in calling to restrict transgender students’ participation in sports. Sullivan is […]

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City Council

No Sept. 26 meeting for Crystal River City Council | Local News | #citycouncil

Crystal River City Council members will not meet Monday, Sept. 26. Council calls to order twice a month, on the second and fourth Mondays, except when it meets once a month in June, July, November and December. Council’s second meeting for September was canceled because it held other meetings earlier in the month. Get more […]

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California

Aging boom shakes, reshapes Southern California – Orange County Register

More gray and balding heads? More daily medications? A collective hankering for comfortable shoes? We’re about to have it all. We’re going to have more Social Security and Medicare payouts; more senior centers, more demand for hospital rooms and dementia experts. More families soon will be living with three and even four generations under the […]

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California

California state of emergency: Power, now wildfires- CalMatters

Note: My amazing colleague Ben Christopher and other CalMatters reporters will guest host the newsletter while I’m on vacation. I’ll see you on Monday, Sept. 26! Another day, another state of emergency. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday proclaimed a state of emergency in Riverside County due to the Fairview Fire — which as of Friday […]

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