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Most Californians Want Marijuana Stores in Their Communities, Poll Shows
Opinion Polls
Most Californians Want Marijuana Stores in Their Communities, Poll Shows

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Three years after California legalized the sale of recreational marijuana, most voters want municipalities to permit pot shops in their communities even though the vast majority of cities have outlawed them, according to a University of California,... Read More

Former Congressman Sues SC Republican Party Over Canceled Primary
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Former Congressman Sues SC Republican Party Over Canceled Primary

COLUMBIA, S.C. — After voting to cancel its party’s primary in early September, the South Carolina Republican Party is facing a court challenge to its decision. The party was sued Tuesday by the nonprofit United to Protect Democracy on behalf... Read More

Federal Judge Blocks Georgia Anti-Abortion Law
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Federal Judge Blocks Georgia Anti-Abortion Law

ATLANTA — A federal judge handed an early win to abortion rights activists Tuesday by blocking Georgia’s restrictive law from going into effect — but it is only the first step as a lawsuit makes its way through the court... Read More

Calif. Gov. Newsom Signs Bill to Allow College Athletes to Take Endorsement Deals
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Calif. Gov. Newsom Signs Bill to Allow College Athletes to Take Endorsement Deals

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill that will allow California athletes to earn money from the use of their names, images and likenesses, despite warnings from the National Collegiate Athletic Association that the measure would upend... Read More

Californians Strongly Back Vaccine Law In New Statewide Poll
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Californians Strongly Back Vaccine Law In New Statewide Poll

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Californians strongly support a state law creating new oversight of vaccine medical exemptions for schoolchildren in a statewide poll released Monday, with backing across a spectrum of political affiliations, income and education levels, and geography. The UC... Read More

Fight Over Utility Poles for 5G Brewing in Upstate New York
Technology
Fight Over Utility Poles for 5G Brewing in Upstate New York

A legal battle brewing in upstate New York over the use of municipal utility poles could have nationwide repercussions as private telecom companies seeking to build fifth-generation wireless networks contend with city governments that say they aren’t being fairly compensated.... Read More

Calif. Governor to Announce Plans for Satellite to Track Climate Change
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Calif. Governor to Announce Plans for Satellite to Track Climate Change

NEW YORK — Former California Gov. Jerry Brown famously said last year that California would launch its “own damn satellite” to track climate change in defiance of the Trump administration. On Wednesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom will announce a new approach... Read More

Can Congress Learn From States Legislatures? Panel Says Yes
Congress
Can Congress Learn From States Legislatures? Panel Says Yes
2019-09-24 20:42:19
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - In an era of political polarization here in Washington, state legislatures just might hold the key to getting past the friction and on to bipartisan agreement on meaningful legislation. At least that was the consensus of a panel... Read More

Federal Judge Hears Arguments to Halt Georgia’s New Anti-Abortion Law
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Federal Judge Hears Arguments to Halt Georgia’s New Anti-Abortion Law

ATLANTA — A federal judge said Monday that he hoped to determine soon whether the court should block Georgia’s new anti-abortion law from going into effect, but he hinted at the potential long road ahead for the case. It’s unclear... Read More

Early Power Shut-Offs Are New Reality As California Enters Peak Wildfire Season
State News
Early Power Shut-Offs Are New Reality As California Enters Peak Wildfire Season

LOS ANGELES — Russ Brown and other emergency officials in Yuba County have been trying to get the word out. Charge your medical equipment and phone batteries now. Make you sure you have enough nonperishable food to last a few... Read More

Washington, D.C. Mayor Claims Constitutional Right to Statehood
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Washington, D.C. Mayor Claims Constitutional Right to Statehood
2019-09-23 21:02:43
by Tom Ramstack

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser claimed at a congressional hearing last week that provisions of the U.S. Constitution give residents of her city a right to statehood. The House Committee on Oversight and Reform held the hearing to discuss pending... Read More

23 States Sue Trump Administration to Keep California's Auto Emission Rules
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23 States Sue Trump Administration to Keep California's Auto Emission Rules
2019-09-20 21:58:47
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — California and 22 other states sued the Trump administration Friday to stop it from revoking the authority of The Golden State to set emission standards for cars and trucks. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed the lawsuit against... Read More

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