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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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California

California increases water allocation after wet winter

With runoff from this year’s snow and rain boosting the levels of California’s reservoirs, state water managers on Tuesday announced plans to increase deliveries of supplies from the State Water Project to 40% of full allotments, up from 30% last month. The increased allocation, which had been widely expected, means that suppliers serving 27 million […]

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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

Goh, California mayors call for permanent funding for local homelessness programs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KGET) — Bakersfield Mayor Karen Goh and other mayors from California’s largest cities met in Sacramento on Tuesday calling for permanent funding to tackle homelessness issues. “We call upon (lawmakers) to support cities with no less than $1 billion in funding as, together, we seek sustainable systemic change to end California’s paramount crisis […]

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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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California

The Express Way with Dulé Hill | California | Episode 1

[Distant dog barking] [Shoes tapping] ♪ Dulé Hill: California… Man: ♪ Dare ♪ [Tapping continues] ♪ To do what you want to do… ♪ Hill: a place where people come to expand themselves… Man: ♪ Do what you want to do, do, do… ♪ Hill: reach further, reach higher… Man: ♪ Dare ♪ Hill: and […]

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California

California judge orders review of Alameda County death penalty cases after Black and Jewish jurors’ potential exclusion

Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price said all of the California county’s death penalty cases are under review after a member of her office found evidence that prosecutors in a 30-year-old case had excluded Black and Jewish people from the jury. “When you intentionally exclude people based on their race, their religion, their gender or […]

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California

Judge tentatively sides with California AG on gender ID ballot initiative

A California judge has tentatively sided with state Attorney General Rob Bonta in a dispute over the title of a proposed ballot measure that would require school staff to notify parents if their child asks to change gender identification at schools.A group backing the measure sued Bonta over the language he released, arguing it was […]

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California

CA hospitals sue Anthem insurance, allege treatment delays- CalMatters

In summary California hospitals say slow insurance approvals delay care and block beds that could be used for new patients. They estimate they spend more $3 billion a year on unneeded hospitalization because of insurance delays. Medical insurance delays can keep someone in a hospital bed much longer than they need to be waiting for […]

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