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Alaska

The Sunday Minefield – September 25, 2022 | #alaska | #politics

Fall is definitely in the air. The November 8 general election is just over six weeks away. The big political news this week is a judge ruled that Representative David Eastman (R – Wasilla) may be ineligible to hold public office based on an anti-communism clause from the Alaska Constitution that likely violates the First […]

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City Council

Canceled community meeting in Schenectady causes fresh controversy | #citycouncil

SCHENECTADY — Bringing City Council meetings to the city’s neighborhoods has been an objective this year for several lawmakers, a move proponents contend would boost responsiveness and engagement. But the first in a series of town hall-style meetings originally scheduled for Friday evening was abruptly postponed hours beforehand, prompting a fresh round of infighting among […]

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California

California Gov. Gavin Newsom appears in Texas, other states despite legal ban on official travel

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday appeared to flout his own state’s laws by speaking at an event in Texas, one of 22 states for which California has banned official government travel.  Speaking at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin, Texas, Newsom called for an overhaul of […]

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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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City Council

Trenton City Council to meet Monday evening | #citycouncil

Meetings Monday night at Trenton City Hall involve the Trenton Building and Nuisance board at 6 pm and the Trenton City Council at 7 pm. Both are open to the public but also will be available on Zoom. There are separate identifiers for the two meetings. The Building and Nuisance Board will hold four public […]

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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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Mayor

Jordan Hess: Meet Missoula’s mayor

JORDAN HESS In the normal course of an election, voters get to know candidates as they campaign for office. I was appointed Missoula’s 51st mayor last week to fill the vacancy left by Mayor John Engen’s tragic and premature death. The appointment process was short, and Missoula’s voters did not get the opportunity to meet […]

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City Council

Eugene, Springfield city council Lane public hearing tax increases | #citycouncil

Here’s a roundup of what local elected leaders will talk about during public meetings this week. Eugene City Council To watch: Meetings stream online at bit.ly/Eugene-meetings and broadcast on Comcast channel 21.  To listen: Dial 1-971-247-1195 or 877-853-5257 and use the meeting ID and passcode.  To attend: Council meetings are held in the Mary Spilde Center at 101 W. 10th […]

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