Connecting the Dots

1:05pm

Wed January 4, 2012
Politics

Connecting the Dots: News roundup for Wednesday, January 4

A peer review group is advising lawmakers to turn down billions of dollars in bond funding for California’s high speed rail project. The group, commissioned by Proposition 1A, is voicing a host of concerns, though they mainly question whether there will be adequate funding for the project in the future...

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8:56am

Tue January 3, 2012
Politics

Connecting the Dots for Tuesday, January 3

Opponents of the proposed redistricting lines that would be used in the 2012 California Senate elections will get to make their case before the California Supreme Court on January 10th. Fairness and Accountability in Redistricting (FAIR) submitted over 711,000 signatures along with a referendum challenging the new district maps. FAIR feels the new maps violate state Constitution by failing to respect existing city and county borders…

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8:25am

Thu December 15, 2011
Connecting the Dots

Connecting the dots: top news stories for Thursday, December 15

The War in Iraq has come to a formal end; the flag will be lowered today. Yesterday, President Obama addressed soldiers in an aircraft hangar at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Obama said that, unlike previous empires, the United States did not invade other states for "territories or resources" but "because it is right." Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Hussain al-Shahristani said Iraqis were glad the US troops were leaving. He told the BBC, "These have been difficult years...”

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10:59am

Tue December 13, 2011
Politics

Connecting the dots: Top stories for Tuesday, December 13

Newly-elected mayor Ed Lee wants to eliminate homelessness in San Francisco, and he says the magic number to do it is three million -- dollars, that is. $500,000 of those dollars come from a Dave Matthews Band fundraising concert in 2005...

65% of California adults support Governor Jerry Brown's  plan to raise sales and income taxes on people that earn over $250,000 a year...

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9:52am

Wed December 7, 2011
Politics

Connecting the dots: top news stories for Wednesday, December 7

Early this morning police took down San Francisco’s Occupy encampment – the last large Occupy camp in the Bay Area. Seventy people were arrested, a few on felony charges of assaulting an officer…

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