Special election planned to replace Jason Chaffetz; Utah County legislators announce candidacies – Daily Herald

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With U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s announcement that he will resign from Congress on June 30, several people have thrown their hats in the ring to run for the seat, including three current Utah County legislators so far. State Sen. Deidre Henderson, R-Spanish Fork, formally announced her candidacy for the 3rd Congressional District early Friday morning. As a state senator, she …

Special election planned to replace Jason Chaffetz; Utah County … – Daily Herald

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With U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s announcement that he will resign from Congress on June 30, several people have thrown their hats in the ring to run for the seat, including three current Utah County legislators so far. State Sen. Deidre Henderson, R-Spanish Fork, formally announced her candidacy for the 3rd Congressional District early Friday morning. As a state senator, she …

North County Report: More Pot Decisions Facing the County – Voice of San Diego

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When California voters passed Proposition 64 in November, they didn’t quite settle the issue of legal access in the state, so much as set the stage for local battles over commercial operations, like growing, processing and selling weed. Voice contributor Jared Whitlock writes that cities and the county have taken a hard stance on marijuana in their jurisdictions, which has …

Letter: Marijuana is all about money – Tahoe Daily Tribune

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Several weeks ago, the Tribune ran a guest column entitled “Stigma gets in the way of the cannabis conversation” by Jenna Palacio, who wrote “I wonder if recreational cannabis is really as bad as it’s portrayed at times.” In reviewing articles concerning the health effects of marijuana use, consider the following: A study by the National Academy of Science stated …

Here's how Donald Trump's attorney general could change life in California – Sacramento Bee

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No one in the Trump administration is better positioned in the coming months to upend the direction of California than Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Pick an issue, and he doesn’t agree with the majority of state residents. He thinks the Supreme Court made a “colossal” mistake in its 1973 decision affirming a woman’s right to have an abortion, though he …

AG Jeff Sessions vs. California on crime, pot, guns, immigration … – Sacramento Bee

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No one in the Trump administration is better positioned in the coming months to upend the direction of California than Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Pick an issue, and he doesn’t agree with the majority of state residents. He thinks the Supreme Court made a “colossal” mistake in its 1973 decision affirming a woman’s right to have an abortion, though he …

Letter: Our electricity is greener than you know – Tahoe Daily Tribune

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On Tuesday, April 18, our community pledged to 100 percent clean energy. On Wednesday, April 19, Liberty Utilities celebrated the completion of its 50 MW Luning Solar Energy Center. Twenty-five percent of Liberty Utilities’ electricity — 25 percent of the electricity that’s powering your home right now — comes from this clean energy source three hours away. At night the …

Design on Edge honored by Graphic Design USA – Northern Nevada Business Weekly

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Design on Edge was recognized by Graphic Design USA with an American Packaging Award for its packaging design of the Kynd Cannabis Company’s edible chocolate bars. The advertising and design company also received the GDUSA American Web Design Award for its work on the Kynd Cannabis Company’s consumer website. Read the full article at: Design on Edge honored by …

Rep. Jeff Denham says he's a 'no' on the new GOP healthcare bill, but most California Republicans are undecided – Los Angeles Times

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Rep. Jeff Denham says he's a 'no' on the new GOP healthcare bill … – Los Angeles Times

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Kudos: A heartfelt thanks to Barton Health's volunteers – Tahoe Daily Tribune

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This week was National Volunteer Week (April 23-29). Barton Health would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our incredible team of volunteers for all they do to support our patients and help our physicians, nurses and staff. Our volunteers enhance the patient experience at Barton Health. Our biggest group of volunteers, the Barton Auxiliary, greet and guide our …

Letter: Tahoe Chamber supports city's renewable energy – Tahoe Daily Tribune

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Dear Mayor Sass and Councilmembers: The Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce (Tahoe Chamber) is pleased convey our strong support for the resolution approved at your April 18 meeting. Chamber Government Affairs Liaison Steve Teshara attended the Feb. 14 special council meeting. As you know, it was at this meeting that a presentation on the significance of a city …