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“Saturday Night Live” would not have offended LBJ: Rose Law Group Notable Quotable

Posted by   /  February 18, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment, QUOTES  /  No Comments

   

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[OPINION] Congress must reach across aisle and protect Grand Canyon

Posted by   /  February 18, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Featured News, Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

  By Cindy McCain and Mark Udall | The Washington Post (Editor’s note:Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) Every year, Americans of all political persuasions make pilgrimages to Grand Canyon National Park, which will mark its 100th anniversary on Feb. 26. They stand in awe at the rim of this natural wonder, grateful […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Colorado drought report: Southwest faces long road back to normal; Front Range dry but better off

Posted by   /  February 17, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Water  /  No Comments

  By Jackson Barnett | The Denver Post The drought that has gripped much of Colorado since late 2017 didn’t abate in 2018, and despite recent snowfall — which added to the all-important snowpack in the high country — the prospect of relief is still well down the road. Western Colorado, particularly the Four Corners […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Oakland teachers plan to go on strike Thursday

Posted by   /  February 17, 2019  /  Education, Regional News  /  No Comments

  By Roland Li | San Francisco Chronicle Oakland teachers will strike Thursday in a call for higher wages and more investment in city schools, union officials announced Saturday. Teachers have been working without a contract since July 2017 and can’t afford to live in the city, said Keith Brown, president of the Oakland Education […]

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SNL thinks Trump’s border wall makes perfect sense — if you’re “not that smart”

Posted by   /  February 17, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Immigration, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

Vox Two years into the Donald Trump era, and the business of “playing president” is getting old for both the man himself and the famous actor who has to dress up each week and pretend to be him — at least according to the Saturday Night Live opener this week that took aim at the […]

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[SUNDAY FEATURE] Deepfakes go bigger: Human-sounding prose that opens the prospect of fake news circulated at industrial scale.

Posted by   /  February 17, 2019  /  Featured News, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Kaveh Waddell | Axios Researchers have broadened the controversial technology called “deepfakes” — AI-generated media that experts fear could roil coming elections by convincingly depicting people saying or doing things they never did. Driving the news: A new computer program, created at OpenAI, the San Francisco AI lab, is the latest front in deepfakes, producing […]

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Supreme Court will hear case challenging citizenship question in 2020 Census

Posted by   /  February 16, 2019  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

  A federal judge in New York blocked the Trump administration from adding the question earlier this year By Sam Levine | The Huffington Post The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Friday that it would hear an expedited appeal in a case seeking to block the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Economists warn about reliance on oil and gas

Posted by   /  February 16, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News  /  No Comments

  By Dan Boyd | Albuquerque Journal Despite a recent drop in oil prices, New Mexico economists are leaving unchanged a revenue forecast that projects the state will have $1.1 billion in “new” money – or revenue in excess of current spending levels – available in the coming budget year. The surge in oil drilling […]

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How the Amazon deal collapsed: Tech giant stumbles in New York’s raucous political arena

Posted by   /  February 16, 2019  /  Featured News  /  No Comments

    The company’s retreat capped several days of intense behind-the-scenes maneuvering between government officials and Amazon executives. Insiders say the company thought it could get the controversial package of incentives and benefits approved, but feared it would face a charged climate of heightened scrutiny for years to come.   By J. David Goodman and […]

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State might ask voters to increase cigarette tax to $2 

Posted by   /  February 16, 2019  /  Legislature 2019 Regular Session  /  No Comments

  By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Ahwatukee Foothills News 85 percent of Arizonans do not smoke and would not be affected financially. With tobacco use on the rise, a state lawmaker and the American Cancer Society want to ask voters to sharply increase the taxes paid by smokers on the cigarettes and […]

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