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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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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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California

Fate uncertain for shuttered California Oil Museum in Santa Paula

The California Oil Museum in Santa Paula has been temporarily closed for more than a year as the city tries to determine its next move for the building under a looming deadline. The lease between the city and building owner Chevron expires July 1 unless Santa Paula gives the oil company written notice to extend six months beforehand, which is […]

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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

New law will remove the word ‘squaw’ from California place names

In a ceremony joined by Native American tribal leaders, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a bill that will remove the word “squaw” from nearly 100 geographic features and place names across California. In at least one place with the offending name — the unincorporated town of Squaw Valley near Kings Canyon National Park — […]

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California

California Gov. Newsom vetoes crypto licensing and regulatory framework

Adding to the existing regulatory hurdles for the crypto ecosystems, California Governor Gavin Newsom refused to sign a bill that would establish a licensing and regulatory framework for digital assets. Assembly Bill 2269 sought to allow the issuance of operational licenses for crypto companies in California. On Sept. 1, California State Assembly passed the bill […]

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City Council

Makoski sends letter to City Council in support of Reding project | #citycouncil

Repeatedly mentioning his role as a Springfield school board member, Steve Makoski lobbied City Council on behalf of two projects, including one next to Sunshine Elementary School. That project, a drive-through coffee shop at the corner of Sunshine Street and Jefferson Avenue, was proposed by the developer Royce Reding. Reding, former campaign chair for U.S. […]

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Alaska

Italians vote in election that could take far-right to power | #alaska | #politics

ROME (AP) — Italians were voting on 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 ROME (AP) — Italians were voting on Sunday in an election that could […]

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California

California Attorney General Enters San Diego County Homeless Shelter Debate – NBC 7 San Diego

Attorney General Rob Bonta released a press release on Saturday demanding that El Cajon immediately rescind warning notices sent to hotels that participate in San Diego County’s voucher program for individuals experiencing homelessness. The press release came after El Cajon notified some local hotels that participate in the program that fines would begin at $100 […]

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