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KVMR to broadcast LaMalfa’s Oroville town hall meeting

April 16, 2017 — KVMR 89.5 FM Radio, Nevada City's noncommercial community radio station, will broadcast Congressman Doug LaMalfa's upcoming town hall meeting in Oroville tonight at 8. This will be the First District Congressman's second Town Hall event this year. Some estimates said 1500 people — or more […]

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No repeal for ‘Obamacare’ — a humiliating defeat for Trump

March 24, 2017 — WASHINGTON — In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders yanked their bill to repeal "Obamacare" off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly — after seven years of nonstop railing against the health care law. Democrats said […]

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Nevada County Tea Party hosts speaker to talk about Constitution

February 24, 2017 — National speaker Jake MacAulay is the guest speaker at a special Nevada County Tea Party meeting March 2. He will speak on "How to Secure the Blessings of Liberty for our Posterity: Reaching the Next Generation". MacAulay serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the […]

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Nevada County Board of Supervisors to set 2017 priorities

February 12, 2017 — The Nevada County Board of Supervisors will vote this Tuesday to set their 2017 priorities. Supervisors are scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. at the Eric Rood Administrative Center, 950 Maidu Ave., Nevada City. Top priorities this year for supervisors include supporting a stakeholder process […]

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California Democratic Party leader to speak in Grass Valley

February 2, 2017 — Eric C. Bauman, current Vice Chair and candidate for Chair the California Democratic Party, will be the special guest speaker at the First Tuesday Educational Forum sponsored by the Nevada County Democrats at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Peace Lutheran Church, 828 W. Main St. […]

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Labor law update — Information Nevada County businesses need to know

January 31, 2017 — The 2017 Labor Law Seminar will cover such topics as recent labor law legislation, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission developments and the impact of the new Administration on labor relations. The seminar will be presented as a partnership between the Nevada County Regional Chambers of Commerce, […]

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Women Mobilize in Nevada County Following the March

January 27, 2017 — It's been estimated more than 5 million women and men participated in the Women's March worldwide on Jan. 21. Having just celebrated one of the largest marches in history, Nevada County women are marching forward and moving into action. What began as intimate living room […]

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Yuba Lit to focus on values threatened under Trump

January 18, 2017 — On Friday, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. From where Rachel Howard sits, Trump's administration has many concerned about the freedoms and values they currently enjoy. The question becomes how to channel those concerns. Howard, a Nevada […]

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Not about Trump: Rally organizers push unity over divisiveness

November 15, 2016 — Those who showed up to Sunday night's rally in downtown Nevada City can take solace in one thing: The future is on their side. According to a survey by the Pew Research Center, the so-called millennial generation tends to lean left. The center surveyed more […]

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‘Not my president:’ Protesters line both sides of Broad Street to protest Trump election

November 13, 2016 — Love Trumps Hate. Build Bridges, Not Walls. He's not my president. Those were just some of the sentiments expressed on Sunday both through chants and signs in Downtown Nevada City, where hundreds gathered to protest the election of Donald Trump as president. "I want people […]

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California proposition results

November 9, 2016 — Proposition – 51 (Authorize School Bonds) Yes 52.7%, No 47.3% Proposition – 52 (Medi-Cal Hospital Fees) Yes 70%, No 30% Proposition – 53 (Voter Approval for Bonds) Yes 49.2%, No 50.8% Proposition – 54 (Publish Bills Prior to Vote) Yes 63.9%, No 36.1% Proposition – […]

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Measure B $47 million school bond passage looks losing razor-thin race

November 9, 2016 — Measure B, the $47 million bond designed for facility repairs and upgrades at Nevada Joint Union High School District schools, was failing by a razor-thin margin in a race too close to call at press time. The last available results had 54.18 percent of voters […]

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Incumbents struggle in Nevada County school board races

November 9, 2016 — Change seemed to be a theme both locally and nationally on Tuesday. Both incumbents running for the Nevada County Board of Education lost, and the only incumbent on the ballot for the Nevada Joint Union High School Board appeared to be losing a tight race […]

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Early returns: Everything’s running smoothly

November 8, 2016 — One thing's clear early on Election Day: Voting in Nevada County is going much smoother than it is in parts of the East Coast. "I'm very pleased," Nevada County registrar of voters Greg Diaz said. "It's good news, especially compared to the news back East, […]

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Prop 64 would bring more than legal marijuana to California

October 13, 2016 — Proposition 64, called the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, would change California's cannabis policy overnight if passed. Once the clock ticks into Nov. 9, adults 21 and older would be able to legally possess, transport and give away up to an ounce of marijuana. No […]

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U.S. Rep., state senate candidates take questions in Nevada County

October 13, 2016 — Jim Reed and Rob Rowen, two Democrats running for different seats, mostly agreed at a Thursday forum on topics ranging from infrastructure to the minimum wage while arguing why voters should choose them in their respective races. Reed, running against Republican U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa, […]

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A look at California’s 17 statewide ballot measures

October 13, 2016 — Here's a look at the 17 statewide measures on the ballot in California: PROPOSITION 51 — Authorizes $9 billion in general obligation bonds for public school buildings, charter schools, vocational education facilities and community college campuses. The bonds would be paid off over a 35-year […]

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Marijuana: Visitors to Colorado say it’s difficult to find places to smoke, but not impossible

October 13, 2016 — DENVER — The smell of marijuana pervades the air in front of iBake Denver, one of the few public places where people can get high in Colorado. Heavy smoke greets visitors who step inside the building. A cluttered table is near the store's counter. In […]

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Director of Colorado’s Office of Marijuana Coordination talks taxes, ‘gray market’

October 13, 2016 — DENVER — The Governor's Office of Marijuana Coordination for Colorado fits in a space that's about the size of an efficiency apartment. The deputy director's desk is to the right after stepping inside the room. The director, Andrew Freedman, has an office a few feet […]

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Recreational, medical marijuana on ballot in nine states

October 13, 2016 — RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA In five states, the ballot measures propose to legalize recreational marijuana use for anyone 21 and over. Arizona: Proposition 205 would allow adults to buy and possess up to an ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants at home. The initiative […]

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