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California

At 90, Willie Brown Reflects on His Rise to Top of California Politics

The name Willie Brown is synonymous with power politics in California. He became the first Black Speaker of the State Assembly in 1980 and held the job for a record 14 years, often with help from Republicans. After term limits forced him to leave the legislature, he ran for mayor of San Francisco, serving 8 […]

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City Council

Livermore City Council To Consider Approving Annual Action Plan | #citycouncil

LIVERMORE, CA — The Livermore City Council will consider approving the FY 2024-25 Action Plan, which identifies all funding sources the city will use to meet the priorities established in its Five-Year Consolidated Plan covering fiscal years 2020-24. The 2024-25 Action Plan includes a Section 108 guaranteed loan of up to $1.2 million to demolish […]

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California

California Can’t Account For All $24 Billion Spent On Homeless Crisis, Audit Finds

California spent $24 billion on the state’s homeless crisis over the past five years, but it did not consistently track whether the enormous amount of spending was making a dent in the problem, a state audit has found. The audit released Tuesday found California “lacks current information on the ongoing costs and outcomes of its […]

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California

Google removing links to California news websites after state bill

Google headquarters is seen in Mountain View, California, United States on May 15, 2023. Tayfun Coskun | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Google will begin removing links to California news websites from search results for some Californians in response to a bill that would require online ad companies to pay a fee for connecting state […]

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California

California’s Broken Diversity Promise | City Journal

Few states are more ostentatious in their concern for racial equality and minority uplift than California. The Golden State leads the nation in promoting racial reparations, doggedly supports affirmative-action quotas, and pays students to teach educators about implicit bias. From his first day in office, Governor Gavin Newsom has deemed addressing inequality a “moral imperative” in […]

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Google will reduce some user access to California news sites

Google said Friday it would remove links to California news sites from its search results for some of its users, as it pushes back against a pending bill that would require the Silicon Valley technology company to pay publishers. The search giant said the bill, called the California Journalism Preservation Act (CJPA), would upend its […]

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Alaska

Alaska Legislature establishes March as Brain Injury Awareness Month | Politics | #alaska | #politics

The Alaska Legislature voted Wednesday to permanently establish March as Brain Injury Awareness Month. “Permanently designating each March as Brain Injury Awareness Month in Alaska will increase public awareness about the dangers of brain injuries and, potentially, help prevent future brain injuries among Alaskans,” Sen. Löki Gale Tobin said in her sponsor statement of Senate […]

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California

California Wins Major Clean Air Act/Climate Change Case in D.C. Circuit

California Wins Major Clean Air Act/Climate Change Case in D.C. Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Rejects Red States’ Challenge to California’s CAA “Waiver Authority”   U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit Courthouse (credit: U.S. Courts) This week California and the Biden Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency won a critically-important environmental lawsuit in the U.S. Court of […]

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City Council

Worthington City Council denies zoning amendment for creation of cemetery – The Globe | #citycouncil

WORTHINGTON — The Worthington City Council denied a proposed text amendment in a 3-2 vote Tuesday that would have altered city code to allow for a cemetery to be located in the B-3 zone, which is a general business district in the city. The Worthington Karen Baptist Church, which now meets in Rushmore, owns land […]

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California

California courts in ‘crisis’ as cases heard with no preserved record

California’s highest-ranking court officials are warning of a growing “constitutional crisis” playing out across the state’s judicial system, as hundreds of thousands of hearings are held without a precise record of what occurred. The problem is a shortage of public court reporters, the stenographers who transcribe proceedings, and state law that bars electronic recording devices […]

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