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Governor Newsom Announces Appointments 4.23.24

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: Edina Lemus, of Santa Clarita, has been appointed Administrator of the Veterans Home of California, Lancaster. Lemus has served as a Hospital Administrative Resident II at the California Department of Veterans Affairs since 2021. She served as a Health and Safety Officer for the Veterans […]

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City Council

Scottsdale City Council approves new fire station | City News | #citycouncil

I t’s a booming time for the Scottsdale Fire Department – as it scrambles to keep up with a growing city. New training facility? Check, under construction. More firefighters? Check, being hired by the dozens. Ambulance service? Check, as the state’s recent certification of need clears the way for the fire department to begin operating […]

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California

California Governor Newsom launches abortion travel ban ad campaign in Alabama

California Governor Gavin Newsom is taking aim at states considering abortion travel bans with the launch of a new ad campaign. Newsom’s Campaign for Democracy ad is set to air in Alabama starting Monday. The governor tweeted out the ad in a social media post Sunday morning. Alabama’s abortion ban has no exceptions for rape […]

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City Council

Columbus City Council and officials remember Councilor Jerry ‘Pops’ Barnes | #citycouncil

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) — Columbus City Council met Tuesday night and they spent the first hour and a half remembering one of their own. Just over a week ago, Councilor Jerry ‘Pops’ Barnes passed away. Barnes represented District 1 and had served on city council since 2004. Barnes, a U.S. Army Veteran, was recognized for his […]

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City Council

Brainerd Could See More Workforce Housing After City Council Approves Permit | #citycouncil

On Monday, the Brainerd City Council approved a conditional use permit for a housing project on 805 Laurel Street in downtown Brainerd. The council also authorized the City of Brainerd to act as a legal sponsor for the project for a Minnesota Workforce Housing Development Grant. The project is requesting $6,802,775 in funding through the […]

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California

Supreme Court gave CA a chance to lower housing costs

In summary A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on housing impact fees has given California lawmakers an opening to address a key barrier to construction: cost. Guest Commentary written by Louis Mirante Louis Mirante is the vice president of housing policy for the Bay Area Council, a regional public policy group representing 325 of the […]

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City Council

First Mexico Beach city council meeting held with new Mayor | #citycouncil

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) – One week ago tonight, Mexico Beach voters recalled Mayor Michele Miller and elected Richard Wolff to complete her term. That didn’t keep Miller from showing up at Tuesday night’s city council meeting the first for Mayor Wolff and two new council members. May it was a packed house, with most attendees […]

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Alaska

Alaska Senate advances public-sector pension plan to address recruitment and retention crisis | #alaska | #politics

Sitka Republican Sen. Bert Stedman, long a skeptic of reimplementing a public-sector pension, raised concerns that the pension plan was not cost neutral in Juneau on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024. (Sean Maguire / ADN) JUNEAU — The Alaska Senate on Wednesday advanced legislation to the House that would reestablish a public-sector pension in an effort […]

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California

Tesla’s Q1 revenue falls 9% amid mass layoffs in California, Texas

Officials for automaker Tesla said its all electric Class 8 Semi truck could see mass production by 2026. (Photo: FreightWaves) Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company will accelerate the launch of less expensive EV models after its profits and revenue under performed for the third consecutive quarter. “The EV adoption rate globally is under […]

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Alaska

Peltola far outpaces Republican challengers in Alaska’s US House campaign fundraising | #alaska | #politics

U.S. House candidates Nick Begich, Mary Peltola and Nancy Dahlstrom. (ADN and AP photos) Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola raised $1.7 million in the first quarter of 2024, far outpacing her two Republican opponents in fundraising as they vie for Alaska’s lone U.S. House seat. Lt. Gov. Nancy Dahlstrom raised just over $262,000, while […]

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