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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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Mayor

Syracuse Mayor Walsh speaks on immigration reform

The recent moving of migrants by Republican lawmakers to Martha’s Vineyard and Vice President Kamala Harris’ residence is opening up the topic about immigration reform here in the U.S. Localities with large immigration populations are speaking out about what could be coming next. “Anytime we have refugees coming into this country, we want to make […]

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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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City Council

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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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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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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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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California

Proposition 31 will let California voters decide whether they want to ban flavored tobacco products | National

California voters will decide in November whether to uphold or block a law Gov. Gavin Newsom signed in 2020 that banned the sale of certain flavored tobacco products, an effort by anti-tobacco advocates to stop a youth vaping crisis and weaken the industry’s influence in the state. Senate Bill 793 would have prohibited retailers in […]

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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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City Council

Budgets and parades approved by City Council | Around Town | #citycouncil

Parades and budget items were on last week’s agenda at the Port Lavaca City Council meeting, kicking off the season. During the meeting, four parade permits were given, ranging from October to December. Starting with October, two parades permits were approved, one for the Marian Rosary procession on Oct. 9 by Our Lady of the […]

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