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Sunday, Augusr 10, 2014 – 11:00 a.m.

Here’s some news flowing across the transom last week. In case you missed it!

Unemployment claims drop by 18,000

First-Time Jobless Claims dropped by 18,000 to 289,000, according to Thursday’s report by the Labor Department. The four-week moving average of 293,500 is the lowest since 2006. The claims estimate was for 305,000.

Snowden can stay three more years

Russia has extended Former NSA Contractor Edward Snowden’s visa for another three years. The move is a definite smack to the White House, who wants him returned to face charges.

California Senate Republicans push water bond

Republicans in the California State Senate are pushing a smaller $8.7 billion water infrastructure bond. The amount is in line with what Governor Jerry Brown is seeking. The big question is will majority democrats support the measure?

The probable answer is yes.

Clippers sale likely to close Wednesday

Donald Sterling, who has pretty much lost every legal battle with his wife, since he was declared mentally incompetent by two psychiatrists, is about to lose his NBA team.

The sale to Billionaire Steve Ballmer, executed by Shelly Sterling, has been deemed legal and valid by a Los Angeles County probate judge.

Valles not seeking reelection

Victorville City Council pot-stirrer Angelea Valles has announced she won’t seek reelection this year. Valles cites other aspirations for her decision not to run.

The council member has caused significant heartburn and sleepless nights for High Desert politicos and businessmen during her tenure.

Derry to run for Redlands City Council

Former Third District San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry has thrown his hat into the ring to fill a upcoming vacancy on the Redlands City Council.

So far, there is a field of five announced candidates seeking three at-large seats. One incumbent, Bob Gardner, will not seek reelection.