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NEW: Correa could benefit from his bill to accept late ballots

January 28, 2015 By John Hrabe. Former state Sen. Lou Correa, D-Anaheim, is down but not out of the race for the Orange County Board of Supervisors. If he ultimately prevails, he can thank a change in state law to accept late absentee ballots, a bill authored by -- state Sen. Lou Correa. With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, the Santa Ana Democrat is down by just two votes to Republican Andrew Do in the...

Gun groups urge Supreme Court to take up SF gun case

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January 27, 2015 By John Hrabe. More than a dozen Second Amendment groups are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a high-profile challenge to a San Francisco gun-control measure. Led by the Firearms Policy Coalition, gun groups say the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals erred in its decision to uphold San Francisco's safe-storage law. Under the ordinance implemented in 2007, the city "requires all residents wh...

CA tests 4-year community college plan

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January 26, 2015 By James Poulos. On the heels of a high-profile presidential push for free community college, California has committed to an expansion program for the typically two-year schools. In what could be a model for advocates who support President Obama's agenda for free community college tuition, a group of Golden State community colleges has been lined up for new four-year degree programs. The change com...

Taking on the minimum-wage debate in L.A.

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January 23, 2015 By Joel Fox.   The national debate over minimum-wage increases will take center stage in Los Angeles because two efforts to raise the minimum wage face staunch opposition from the business community. The Los Angeles Business Federation, known as BizFed, went on the offensive last week, coming out strongly against both minimum-wage proposals and the way the City Council is going about revi...
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