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Saturday, January 11, 2014 – 09:00 a.m.

Here’s some news flowing across the transom Saturday morning.

Let the games begin! – Filing period opens in SD-23 Special Election

The filing period to run as a candidate in the 23rd Senate District Special Election starts today, and ends January 31.

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Scales of Justice

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 01/10/14, 3:27 PM PST | Updated: 48 secs ago

A defense attorney representing a key figure in a case accusing former county officials of conspiracy and accepting bribes told a judge on Friday he will be filing five motions this month alleging government misconduct and challenging evidence in the Colonies corruption case.

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Colonies Arraignment

Defendants, from left, Mark Kirk, former chief of staff to Supervisor Gary Ovitt; former San Bernardino County Supervisor Paul Biane; businessman Jeff Burum; and former Assistant Assessor Jim Erwin, in an August 2011 court hearing in San Bernardino. (File Photo)

January 10, 2014; 08:44 PM

Following a state Supreme Court ruling, defense attorneys are pushing for the Colonies corruption case to go to trial soon but at a status hearing Friday, Jan. 10, it wasn’t clear how long that might take.

To read story by Imran Ghori in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

SBIA

San Bernardino International Airport (File Photo)

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
and Melissa Pinion-Whitt, The Sun
Posted: 01/10/14, 8:38 AM PST | Updated: 47 secs ago

SAN BERNARDINO >> A federal audit manager has been tapped as the new finance director for the Inland Valley Development Agency and San Bernardino International Airport Authority.

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High-Speed Rail

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
January 10, 2014

Assemblyman Jeff Gorell has filed paperwork to qualify a ballot measure that would put the brakes on California’s high-speed rail project.

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By Pat Maio/The Register
Published: Jan. 9, 2014 Updated: Jan. 10, 2014 11:20 a.m.

Wang Lu drives about 64 miles a day from his house in West Covina to his job at Boeing’s C-17 factory in Long Beach and back.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
January 10, 2014

California’s public education system — not for the first time — has been given a low grade in Education Week’s annual state-by-state evaluation of school finances, teacher preparedness, academic achievement and other benchmarks.

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