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My View: Marriage Equality Came Much Sooner Than Expected

Jun 27, 2015
My View: Marriage Equality Came Much Sooner Than Expected

It is hard to remember that just six and a half years ago, a ban on same-sex marriage narrowly passed… in California. Critics will point out, of course, that the voters of California never voted to allow same-sex marriage and, while true, does it really matter? In a matter of a few short years,...

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Cure the Disorder That Caused the Confederate Flag To Be Raised in the First Place

Jun 27, 2015
Cure the Disorder That Caused the Confederate Flag To Be Raised in the First Place

by Dennis Parker We have witnessed the removal of the Confederate battle flag from some state houses and may see it removed from more, if not all, of the states in which it continues to fly. The total removal of the flag, whenever it occurs, will be grotesquely belated. And those who warn us...

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BREAKING: US Supreme Court Upholds Gay Marriage As Nationwide Right

Jun 26, 2015
BREAKING: US Supreme Court Upholds Gay Marriage As Nationwide Right

In a narrow 5-4 decision, the US Supreme Court has ruled that the US Constitution guarantees a nationwide right to same-sex marriage. Justice Anthony Kennedy, as expected, was the swing vote, joined by the liberal core of the court: Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor and Kagan. He writes, “The right of same-sex couples to marry...

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Council Will Approve the 2015-16 City Budget

Jun 26, 2015
Council Will Approve the 2015-16 City Budget

There has been a lot of discussion on the longer range budget issues such as how the city will handle roads and other infrastructure needs, how the city will handle the upcoming MOUs, the sunsetting of the sales tax, and long-term budget projections. Last week, Jeff Miller and Dan Carson submitted a summary of...

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Council to Look at Panhandling Issue

Jun 26, 2015
Council to Look at Panhandling Issue

The Davis City Council requested a discussion on the issue of panhandling, particularly as it involves the downtown and to a lesser extent neighborhood shopping centers. As staff notes, “It should be noted that homelessness and panhandling are different: some panhandlers are homeless, some are not. Some homeless individuals panhandle; many do not.” Moreover,...

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Beyond the Dais: Thinking about the “Ends” of Economic Development Efforts

Beyond the Dais: Thinking about the “Ends” of Economic Development Efforts

by Robb Davis On May 7th I was invited to represent the City of Davis at the launch of the UC Davis/HM.CLAUSE Innovation Center. I am providing an annotated version of my brief remarks that day in order to share some of the factors that I considered during their preparation. I am also sharing...

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The Loss of Our National Identity and Farewell to the Grateful Dead

The Loss of Our National Identity and Farewell to the Grateful Dead

 Once in a while you get shown the light In the strangest of places if you look at it right. from Scarlet Begonias by Robert Hunter and Jerry Garcia Despite persistent but largely ignored warnings shouted over the years from the sidelines, the systematic dismantling of the middle class in our country has finally...

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Davis Innovation Centers Pop-Up Workshop 6/27

Jun 26, 2015
Davis Innovation Centers Pop-Up Workshop 6/27

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Nepal Day – 2015 – July 3

Jun 26, 2015
Nepal Day – 2015 – July 3

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Analysis: If the Public Was Kept in the Dark, Whose Fault Is That?

Jun 25, 2015
Analysis: If the Public Was Kept in the Dark, Whose Fault Is That?

Longtime Davis Enterprise columnist Bob Dunning has been waging a one-man battle against the city’s recently enacted sugary beverage ordinance. While most of the city has moved on to more important matters, Bob Dunning seems to want to rehash the debate. There is a lot of hyperbolic rhetoric here that need to be parsed....

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