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NID Keeps Tight Rein on Construction Contracts

Apr 23, 2014

GRASS VALLEY April 23, 2014 - The Nevada Irrigation District Engineering Department is keeping tight controls on district construction contracts and is showing a change order rate that is half of the industry average.

In a report to the NID Board of Directors on Wednesday (Apr. 23), NID Engineering Manager Gary King said a review...

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Californians like Common Core education, finance overhaul

Apr 23, 2014
Californians like Common Core education, finance overhaul

Two major changes in California's public education system - adoption of "Common Core" academic standards and giving extra money to school districts with large numbers of poor and/or English learner students - seem to have gained favor with the state's ...

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NASA Satellites Show Drought May Take Toll on Congo Rainforest

Apr 23, 2014

April 23, 2014 - A new analysis of NASA satellite data shows Africa's Congo rainforest, the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, has undergone a large-scale decline in greenness over the past decade.

The study, led by Liming Zhou of University at Albany, State University of New York, shows between 2000 and 2012 the decline...

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Governor Brown Appoints Jodi Remke FPPC Chair

Apr 23, 2014

SACRAMENTO April 23, 2014 - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Jodi Remke as chairperson of the California Fair Political Practices Commission. Remke, 48, of Oakland, has been presiding judge at the State Bar Court of Cali...

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California Judiciary Committee Passes Bill to Label Genetically Engineered Foods

Apr 23, 2014
California Judiciary Committee Passes Bill to Label Genetically Engineered Foods

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Assembly Budget Subcommittee supports full funding to Restore Bridgeport Covered Bridge

Apr 23, 2014
Assembly Budget Subcommittee supports full funding to Restore Bridgeport Covered Bridge

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California senators’ ethics scenarios: What would you do?

Apr 23, 2014
California senators’ ethics scenarios: What would you do?

California senators and their staff attended a special ethics training Wednesday, and were presented with a series of ethical scenarios. Below are the scenarios involving senators. What would you do? Senate Members Ethics Review Here are the scen...

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VIDEO: California secretary of state candidates promise break from Bowen

Apr 23, 2014
VIDEO: California secretary of state candidates promise break from Bowen

Would-be successors to Secretary of State Debra Bowen made their cases Wednesday that they would inject new energy into an office they said has become technologically inept and disengaged. "A lot of people either see this job as a stepping stone or ...

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Jerry Brown appoints Jodi Remke new FPPC chair

Apr 23, 2014
Jerry Brown appoints Jodi Remke new FPPC chair

Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed Jodi Remke, presiding judge of the State Bar Court of California, chairwoman of the state's Fair Political Practices Commission, his office announced Wednesday. Remke replaces Ann Ravel, who left the commission for the F...

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Mitt Romney backs Tony Strickland in California House race

Apr 23, 2014
Mitt Romney backs Tony Strickland in California House race

As part of his return to politics, Mitt Romney is choosing sides in the contest to succeed retiring Rep. Buck McKeon in Southern California. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential nominee, on Wednesday endorsed ex-stat...