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Lynn Woolsey: Permanent coastal protection is almost here
On a warm evening in 1988 at the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta, I sat with a group of women delegates from the North Coast listening to Rachel Binah - our coastal protection political and spiritual leader - who was rallying us to oppose offshore oil and support then-Rep. Barbara Boxer.
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Sat Jul 12, 2014
Spotlight on Green News & Views: GMO food labeling, polar vortex may bring relief this time around
Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve.
My Mother Lode
California Voters Set Record
California voters make history, but this may not be a record state officials want to tout.
Red Bluff Daily News
Supervisors to vote on declaration to separate from California
RED BLUFF >> The Board of Supervisors is scheduled Tuesday to discuss adopting a resolution declaring Tehama County's support for a separation from the state of California and formation of a new state.
The Hobby Lobby decision has made America more free
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called the decision "outrageous" and Democrats have introduced bills in the Senate and the House to overturn it.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Lawmakers Want Safety Caps on Liquid Nicotine for E-Cigarettes
The stuff called Cotton Candy, Fruity Loops and even Gummi Bear. But this particular stuff is not a pack of bubble gum or bag of fruit chews you might see as you check out at your local convenience store.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Boxer Praises Senate Passage of the Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial Act
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer today praised the Senate's passage of the Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial Act, bipartisan legislation that designates the Distinguished Flying Cross Memorial at the March Field Air Museum in Riverside, California, as a national memorial to recognize members of our Armed Forces who have distinguished ... (more)
Senator Bernie Sanders explains why a tax on carbon and methane is the best way to reduce emissions
Senator Bernie Sanders explains Why We Need a Carbon Tax, announcing that he is proud to have teamed up with Senator Barbara Boxer to advance the Climate Protection Act which would add fees to the largest emitters of carbon and methane.
Business groups break with House GOP on highway trust fund fix
As a House of Representatives committee approved a plan Thursday to patch the highway trust fund through next May, a coalition of business groups asked lawmakers to pass a long-term fix by year's end.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Marin Independent Journal
MTC committee approves $27 million for suicide barrier on Golden Gate Bridge
This undated artist rendering provided by the Golden Gate Bridge authorities shows the netting suicide barrier that is to be installed under the iconic bridge in San Francisco.
200 Moms And Kids Launch A "play-in" Protest On Capitol Hill For Climate Action
Washington - July 9, 2014 More than 200 moms and their kids are holding a unique "Play-in for Climate Action," on Capitol Hill today, a family-friendly protest against the air pollution causing dangerous climate change.
Silicon Alley Insider
Republicans Have Unveiled Their Solution To The 'Highway Shutdown,' And Conservatives Already Hate It
The House Ways and Means Committee unveiled its plan to shore up the Highway Trust Fund, providing a proposed solution to what many on Capitol Hill view as Congress' next big looming crisis .
Silicon Alley Insider
Democrats Are Plotting A Direct Response To The Supreme Court's Obamacare Decision
Democrats are plotting a direct challenge to the Supreme Court's Affordable Care Act-related decision last week , planning to introduce legislation Wednesday that would usurp the ruling.
Has teacher tenure driven a wedge between California Democrats and Big Labor?
Has the issue of teacher tenure driven a wedge between California Democrats and Big Labor ? Teachers unions have been fuming over a decision last month by the Los Angeles Superior Court that ended tenure in the state, but most Democratic lawmakers do not share their outrage -- and that is creating some serious friction.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
A Highway Trust Fund party invite? Only in Washington
Count this among the "only in D.C." emails: a Highway Trust Fund-themed party invitation that includes the photoshopped heads of lawmakers onto Mario Kart characters.
The Washington Post
The craziest, costliest political races are the ones you never knew were happening
Most Americans aren't paying attention to the 2014 midterms. The Pew Research Center reported last week that 16 percent of the public is following the elections closely at this point.
The Plot to Bring Down Bob Menendez Was Actually Brilliant
This morning's post about the great Bob Menendez turned into an epic prose poem about how a fake story got out of hand.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Same-party November battles for Calif. lawmakers
This May 3, 2014 photo shows incumbent Democratic Congressman Mike Honda, left, as he listens to Democratic challenger Ro Khanna answer a question during a League of Women Voters forum at Fremont City Hall in Fremont, Calif.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Yosemite turns 150
Yosemite's imposing beauty inspires awe and conflict. Its crowds can mar quiet moments, plans to remake the famed valley floor have drawn thousands of critiques, and even generated a spat about a small expansion of park boundaries.
The Town Talk
Answers to Citizenship Quiz
The Constitution 2. Sets up and defines the government, protects basic rights of Americans 3. We the people 4. A change or an addition to the Constitution 5. The Bill of Rights 6. Speech, religion, assembly, press, petition the government.