Politics

1:44pm

Mon April 30, 2012
Cannabis News Round-up

SF Democrats demand that Feds cease cannabis closures

The San Francisco chapter of the Democratic Party is demanding that the Democratic administration in Washington immediately “cease all Federal actions in San Francisco, respect State and local laws, and stop the closure of City-permitted medical cannabis facilities.”

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12:23am

Fri April 27, 2012
Politics

Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

On today’s  Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll have a conversation about coverage of anti-choice legislation and ACORN style attacks on Planned Parenthood clinics across the country. We’ll also talk about the presidential elections in France. We’ll be joined by France 24’s Armen Georgian, RH Reality Check's Jodi Jacobson, and the Huffington Post’s Laura Bassett. Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. What grabbed your attention in the media this week? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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4:51pm

Thu April 26, 2012
Politics

How should the city handle Ross Mirkarimi?

Photo courtesy of Flickr user S_falkow http://www.flickr.com/photos/safari_vacation/5929769873/

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi continues to be in hot water as the City of San Francisco determines whether or not he should lose his job. Mayor Ed Lee suspended Mirkarimi on March 20th, after he plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of false imprisonment. The charge is connection with a New Year’s Eve incident in which he grabbed his wife's arm during an argument, causing a bruise. 

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2:37pm

Thu April 26, 2012
Politics

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon Edition for Thursday, April 26

(Capitol Weekly) // Tax collections haven’t met the Governor Brown’s forecast so far. In fact, this month, the state is $2 billion short of its $6.35 billion goal. The biggest budget threat comes from personal income taxes which are $3 billion short. It is still uncertain how this shortage will impact education, which benefits the most from tax revenue...

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9:59am

Thu April 26, 2012
Politics

Connecting the Dots: Top News Stories for Thursday, April 26

(Contra Costa Times) // Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds, two power players in the tobacco industry, have donated more than tens of millions of dollars to defeat Proposition 29, a new tobacco tax on the June ballot. Prop 29 would increase taxes on a pack of cigarettes by $1 to $1.87, which would generate approximately $735 million annually that would mostly fund cancer research...

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