Connecting the Dots


Tue May 15, 2012

Connecting the dots: Afternoon edition for Tuesday, May 15, 2012

(SF Gate) // The debate continues over naming a U.S. Navy ship after Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California. Critics of the idea believe that Harvey Milk would not approve of his name on a Navy ship because of his opposition to war, while supporters argue that it would be a global honor for a Navy ship to be given Milk's name. Harvey Milk joined the Navy in 1951, before his political career in San Francisco…

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Tue May 15, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Bay Area News Group // Oakland’s Oikos University lost six students in a campus massacre last month – and now students enrolled in the Oikos nursing program may lose their school if they don’t improve their test scores within the next two years. Administrators say they’re working on it…

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Mon May 14, 2012
Afternoon News Round Up

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition May 14, 2012

Los Angeles Times // In order to retain federal funds, California’s High Speed Rail project would have to spend $3.5 million daily to meet the 2017 deadline for finished construction of track in the Central Valley. If approved, the project would have the fastest rate of transportation construction known in U.S. history.

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Mon May 14, 2012
Morning News Round Up

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for May 14, 2012

(Rough and Tumble)//Even though the state budget deficit has ballooned to $16 billion, Capitol insiders expect Gov. Jerry Brown to unveil a revised May budget today which assumes voters will pass a November tax hike that would protect school and public safety funding from cuts. Insiders say that Proposition 98 will play a key role, that the per pupil grant base will increase, cost of living numbers will be adjusted and that the revision will require a pay-down of state debt to schools.

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Tue May 8, 2012
Afternoon News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Tuesday, May 8, 2012

California Watch // The Federal Election Committee recently passed a proposal to let consumers trade in loyalty program points for donations to their preferred political candidate. Now, regulators are reviewing, which would would make Republican and Democratic donations made through the Repledge system cancel each other out, redirecting the money to charities...

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