Archive for December 22nd, 2013

InlandPolitics: The slow news cycle is in full swing

News Cycle

Sunday, December 22, 2013 – 12:00 p.m.

The holiday news cycle slow down is in full swing.

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The Sentinel: Chabot to run in 40th Assembly District

Paul Chabot

Chabot

By Mark Gutgleuck
Friday, December 20, 2013

Paul Chabot has given indication he will run for the lower house of the California Legislature if 40th Assembly District Assemblyman Mike Morrell is obliged to leave that post if he achieves success in his bid to succeed bill Emmerson, who resigned as 23rd District state senator effective December 1. That senate seat will be filled in a special election next year.

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High-Desert City Logos

Barstow tops list in average salary, while Hesperia pays highest in health and benefits

December 21, 2013 3:51 PM
Shea Johnson, Staff Writer

The average city worker’s salary was lower than the state average in four of five local cities and towns last year, according to data recently released by the California State Controller.

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water-dam

By Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Posted: 12/21/13, 3:08 PM PST |

Los Angeles is slouching toward its driest year in history. But the dubious milestone won’t turn lawns in Beverly Hills brown or cause Angelenos to take military showers.

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Barack Obama

By ROBERT PEAR
Published: December 21, 2013

WASHINGTON — For most Americans, Monday is the deadline to sign up for health insurance that takes effect on Jan. 1. It was supposed to be a turning point in the troubled history of the new health care law, the moment when the spotlight would shift from the federal government’s online marketplace to the insurance companies providing coverage to hundreds of thousands and eventually millions of people.

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NSA

By CHARLIE SAVAGE and DAVID E. SANGER
Published: December 21, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration moved late Friday to prevent a federal judge in California from ruling on the constitutionality of warrantless surveillance programs authorized during the Bush administration, telling a court that recent disclosures about National Security Agency spying were not enough to undermine its claim that litigating the case would jeopardize state secrets.

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