Jury selection continues today
Jury selection will resume at 9 a.m. today in the murder trial of Lauren Hayes, 24, accused of killing her ex-boyfriend Lawrence Leffingwell on Sept. 5, 1993.
Nevada County Superior Court Judge John Darlington dismissed several people called for jury duty for reasons of hardship last week, including scheduling conflicts and personal issues.
Court personnel say approximately 70 potential jurors have been called back for today’s proceedings, and they are hopeful a complete jury – including alternates – will be selected by the end of the day.
– Robyn Moormeister
Meeting ponders bill for all in state
Dr. Roger Burger, an immunologist who lives in Grass Valley, will hold a symposium titled “Health Care For All in California, Has Its Time Come?” at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Peace Lutheran Church, 828 West Main Street, Grass Valley.
Burger will speak about AB 840 being authored by Sen. Sheila Kuehl that is designed to bring health care to all. Refreshments will be served at 9:30 a.m. prior to the meeting.
Voter machine demonstration set
Nevada County Clerk Kathleen Smith invites the public to participate in a demonstration of the AutoMark Voter Assist Terminal, an electronic ballot preparation machine, from 9-11 a.m. Friday in the Community Room at Madelyn Helling Library.
The Help America Vote Act, adopted by Congress in 2002, mandates that every county provide a voting system that permits each voter to verify and correct his/her ballot before it is cast and counted; meets the needs of voters with disabilities in a manner that provides the same opportunity for access and participation as for other voters; and provides alternative language accessibility.
In January, Nevada County received a proposal from Election Systems & Software for an enhanced voting system. The proposal, in the amount of $1.3 million, includes AutoMark as the solution for meeting the needs of voters with disabilities.
Further information about HAVA and about Vote-PAD, an inexpensive, non-electronic assistance device for voters can be obtained at http://docs.co.nevada.us/dsweb/Get/Document-230440/File-96189.pdf online.
– The Union staff
As a resident of Nevada City for 33 years, I’m delighted that we have the opportunity in our new 3rd Congressional District to choose a candidate on November 8th who will truly serve our district,…
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