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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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[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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[REGIONAL NEWS] The Denver teachers strike is over. They won.

Posted by   /  February 15, 2019  /  Education, Regional News  /  No Comments

  Denver teachers snagged $23 million in pay raises during a three-day strike By Alexia Fernández Campbell | Vox Denver’s teachers may soon be returning to school. More than 2,000 educators, who have been on strike since Monday, said they reached a tentative deal Thursday with the local school district. Details are not yet available, […]

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California governor abandons $77 billion high-speed train between LA and San Francisco

Posted by   /  February 13, 2019  /  Regional News, Transportation  /  No Comments

  By Sheyanne N Romero | Visalia Times-Delta California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced he’s abandoning a plan to build a high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The project has ballooned to $77 billion. “Let’s be real,” Newsom said in his first State of the State address on Tuesday. “The current project, as […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] After talks break off, Denver teachers set to strike Monday

Posted by   /  February 10, 2019  /  Education, Regional News  /  No Comments

  By Madeline Holcombe | CNN Denver teachers will strike on Monday after negotiations with Denver Public Schools fell through, the Denver Classroom Teachers Association said Saturday. The parties had been negotiating for 14 months to overhaul the district’s compensation system, which the union said is tied to the city’s teacher turnover rate. The union […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Nevada Legislature makes history as female majority takes reins

Posted by   /  February 5, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Regional News  /  No Comments

  Colorado joined Nevada as the only states with a female majority in any legislative chamber By Sebastian Murdock | Huffpost Five newly elected Democrats to the Nevada Senate helped take the statehouse for their party and made national history in the process. On Monday, Nevada’s statehouse began its legislative session and became the first […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] As Utah dries up, lawmakers look for smarter ways to transfer, use — and not use — water

Posted by   /  January 28, 2019  /  Regional News, Water  /  No Comments

  By Brian Maffly | The Salt Lake Tribune Will Utah have sufficient water in an era of declining stream flows to support a population expected to double, strong agriculture, recreation economies and a healthy environment? While that sounds like having your Diet Coke and drinking it, too, water policy honchos believe Utah can meet […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Hedge fund’s ambition to dominate newspaper industry raises fear of a local news ‘death spiral’

Posted by   /  January 17, 2019  /  Media and Entertainment, Regional News  /  No Comments

By Gus Garcia-Roberts, Nick Penzenstadler, Mike Snider and Kevin McCoy | USA TODAY In a cost-cutting move last year, The Denver Post relocated from the city’s downtown, where the newspaper had been based for more than a century, to quarters in its printing plant in a neighboring county. Reporters and editors found that their new […]

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[REGIONAL] New Mexico’s new governor considers pulling troops from the border

Posted by   /  January 13, 2019  /  Immigration, Regional News  /  No Comments

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham holds a press conference after getting a tour of the border Friday afternoon. /Roberto E. Rosales/Journal Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham visited the border on Friday to get a firsthand look at conditions and gather data to decide whether to withdraw New Mexico National Guard troops. “I haven’t seen anything […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Utah could be the first state in the U.S. to pass a ‘digital privacy’ law

Posted by   /  January 2, 2019  /  Cyberlaw and Cybersecurity, Regional News  /  No Comments

  FOX 14/KSTU Utah may be the first state to create a digital privacy law, providing additional protections for emails, instant messages, and other online data. A state lawmaker, Rep. Craig Hall, R-West Valley City, introduced a bill that he hopes would ensure law enforcement and tech companies understand that people have the right to […]

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