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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 gas, electric bills will include climate credits early

In response to a recent spike in the price of natural gas, the California Public Utilities Commission voted Thursday to pay annual gas and electric credits to consumers as soon as possible. All five commissioners voted in favor, agreeing that it’s only a first step in addressing volatility in gas prices. Commissioner Darcie L. Houck […]

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California

Monterey Park, California, shooting 911 calls reveal witnesses’ terrified reactions: ‘Send the police’

The city clerk of Monterey Park, California, released Thursday the 911 dispatch audio recorded in the aftermath of the Lunar New Year shooting that took the lives of 11 people. “Send the police right away, he might start shooting again. I’m outside the building,” one caller is heard saying. “I don’t know if anyone’s hurt […]

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City Council

City Council Member Bhuwan Pyakurel’s Favorite Things in Reynoldsburg | #citycouncil

Reynoldsburg flies a bit under the radar. “Many people don’t know about us,” says Bhuwan Pyakurel, a resident, City Council member and the country’s first Bhutanese-Nepali elected official. He’s determined to change perceptions and celebrate his community’s ethnic diversity, fun festivals, scenic parks and tasty Bhutanese-Nepali restaurants. Flying Tomatoes “The Tomato Festival is a big […]

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California

COVID emergency ending: What does it mean for California?

Three years following the emergence of COVID-19, authorities at state and federal levels are preparing to lift emergency declarations originally issued to marshal pandemic responses. While the moves will undoubtedly be cheered in some circles — particularly those eager to see the end of COVID restrictions or who have viewed the health measures as government […]

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California

California’s post-Bruen gameplan – POLITICO

THE BUZZ: California Democrats are trying to strengthen the state’s concealed carry laws, but even Gov. Gavin Newsom acknowledges the “elephant in the room.” “We fell short last year,” he told reporters Wednesday. “No one is naive about that.” Since the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Bruen last year, a handful of states, including […]

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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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City Council

Sibley City Council clarifies rules for snow removal | Gazette-tribune | #citycouncil

SIBLEY—The accumulating winter snowfall is producing ongoing headaches for those responsible for monitoring and moving it. That includes the Sibley City Council who addressed a residential concern during its meeting Monday, Jan. 23. Gert Gaalswyk requested to speak to the council after receiving a letter from the city about snow being moved from her property […]

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