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California

What state is the best bargain?

Rising economic uncertainty coupled with high inflation has some folks thinking California’s too expensive to call home. So as a public service – not to mention a chance to highlight a financial lesson or two – my trusty spreadsheet did some bargain hunting for anybody contemplating a departure from the Golden State. Let me note that […]

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California

California neighborhoods with more EVs see better air quality, public health

Neighborhoods in California with higher electric vehicle (EV) adoption rates are experiencing both better air quality and improvements in public health, a new study has found. For every additional 20 zero-emissions vehicles (ZEVs) per 1,000 people at the zip code level, there was a 3.2 percent drop in the rate of asthma-related emergency room visits, […]

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Alaska

Retiring from the high court, Alaska’s chief justice defends its system of selecting judges | #alaska | #politics

Alaska Chief Justice Daniel Winfree receives applause from state lawmakers after finishing the annual State of the Judiciary address to the Alaska Legislature on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. Winfree is retiring Feb. 6. (Photo by James Brooks/Alaska Beacon) In his final speech before retirement, Alaska Chief Justice Daniel Winfree firmly defended the state’s merit-based process for picking […]

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Alaska

Biden administration recommends major Alaska oil project | #alaska | #politics

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Biden administration released a long-awaited study Wednesday that recommends allowing a major oil development on Alaska’s North Slope that supporters say could boost U.S. energy security but that climate activists decry as a “carbon bomb.” The move — while not final — drew immediate anger from environmentalists who saw it […]

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Alaska

Peak Trust Company Announces Support for University of Alaska Ted Stevens Legislative … | News | #alaska | #politics

Anchorage, AK, Feb. 02, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Peak Trust Company (“Peak Trust”) has announced a $10,500 donation to the University of Alaska Southeast’s (UAS) Senator Ted Stevens Legislative Internship Program, as the first part of a broader commitment to support the program over the next five years. The program seeks to educate students about […]

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Alaska

Biden administration recommends major Alaska oil project | Politics | #alaska | #politics

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Biden administration released a long-awaited study Wednesday that recommends allowing a major oil development on Alaska’s North Slope that supporters say could boost U.S. energy security but that climate activists decry as a “carbon bomb.” The move — while not final — drew immediate anger from environmentalists who saw it […]

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City Council

Apple Valley City Council OKs maintenance facility improvements | Apple Valley | #citycouncil

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California

‘Governor Knows Best’: California’s daily pandemic series in retrospect

“Father Knows Best” — a 1950s era American TV sitcom starring Robert Young and Jane Wyatt — resonated with many viewers. It’s premise was simple. The father, Jim Warren played by Young, was a voice of reason. Jim offered sage advice to the problems his children encountered as they were growing up. Not surprisingly many […]

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California

is it for workers or politicians and unions?

A California bill that would create a council regulating everything from wages to working conditions at fast food chains isn’t slated to go to state voters for a final decision until November 2024. But copycat legislation is already cropping up elsewhere, setting up a fight over how far unions and politicians should go to protect workers’ rights and whether […]

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City Council

MH City Council has short session planned for this evening | #citycouncil

While the weather outside is still cold and the roads are still frozen, Mountain Home City Council is still set to meet for the first of its regularly weekly sessions tonight. The agenda for tonight will be short, with only two items being taken up by City Council. The first item of the night will […]

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