Economist touts need for housing – Sierra Sun

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The economist minced no words: Growth could come to Nevada County, but the area must decide it wants additional people to reap the benefits of that increased population. Christopher Thornberg, founding partner of Beacon Economics and keynote speaker at Thursday’s annual economic development summit, drew a bright line between population growth and housing. He said Nevada County must choose whether …

Pot or not: Bishop Planning Commission and City Council differ … – Sierra Wave

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By Deb Murphy Bishop’s Planning Commission didn’t have any luck when it recommended permitting medical marijuana dispensaries last year. The City Council opted to wait and see how the voters reacted to Prop. 64 legalizing adult recreational use and Inyo County’s advisory measures on the November ballot. Voters in both the County and the City approved, maybe not by a …

Three first-place awards earned by The Union in Better Newspapers Contest – The Union of Grass Valley

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The Union has received three first-place awards, among a total of 15 honors, in the California Newspaper Publishers Association annual Better Newspapers Contest. The Union’s special project “A Day in the Life of Western Nevada County” drew top honors in both the Special Section and the Online Photo Story/Essay category. Through both photography and videography, the project visually chronicled a …

Marijuana advisory group sets first meeting – Sierra Sun

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The first meeting of Nevada County’s marijuana community advisory group is set for Tuesday, May 23, at the Foothills Event Center in Grass Valley. The 16-member panel, which was selected on Tuesday, May 9, by the Nevada County Board of Supervisors, will develop recommendations for the county’s cannabis grow ordinance. The panel stems from the June 2016 failure of Measure …

Marijuana advisory group sets first meeting | SierraSun.com – Sierra Sun

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The first meeting of Nevada County’s marijuana community advisory group is set for Tuesday, May 23, at the Foothills Event Center in Grass Valley. The 16-member panel, which was selected on Tuesday, May 9, by the Nevada County Board of Supervisors, will develop recommendations for the county’s cannabis grow ordinance. The panel stems from the June 2016 failure of Measure …

Lawmakers finish the heavy lifting on the state budget – The Nevada Independent

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By Michelle Rindels and Riley Snyder Lawmakers are finalizing the hefty task of combing through Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval’s $8.1 billion, two-year budget recommendation and making changes to it. Senate and Assembly money committees met on Saturday to vote on individual department budgets and reconcile the few disagreements between committees in the two houses. Their decisions will be incorporated into …

Lawmakers finish the heavy lifting on the state budget – The Nevada … – The Nevada Independent

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By Michelle Rindels and Riley Snyder Lawmakers are finalizing the hefty task of combing through Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval’s $8.1 billion, two-year budget recommendation and making changes to it. Senate and Assembly money committees met on Saturday to vote on individual department budgets and reconcile the few disagreements between committees in the two houses. Their decisions will be incorporated into …

Police Blotter 5-20-17 – Effingham Daily News

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The Effingham police department reported the following incidents. There were no injuries or citations unless otherwise listed. • At 8:30 a.m. May 17 at 1701 W. Evergreen, a vehicle driven by Javier V. Lopez, 26, Laredo, Texas, struck a vehicle driven by Clint N. Johnson, 47, Parkersburg, Iowa. • At 9:31 a.m. May 18 at 2500 N. Third, a vehicle …

Squaw Valley hosts Cannabis Summit | SierraSun.com – Sierra Sun

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Trainwreck, Gravedigger, Grandaddy Purple and Skunk Dawg are only a few of the many different kinds of marijuana strains that will be sold for recreational use in California beginning in January 2018. But that doesn’t mean all of the details have been determined. Local policymakers, educators and marijuana advocates convened on Friday, May 12, for the Northern California Cannabis Summit …

Health department survey shows big patient benefits from Minnesota medical marijuana program – MinnPost

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The manufacturers might be losing money, but the medical marijuana program is working for patients. MPR reports: “Most Minnesotans who took part in the launch year of the state’s medical marijuana program reported ‘substantial benefits’ from treatment, including minimal side effects and no serious consequences, the state Health Department said Tuesday. …  ‘In the area of symptom reduction, patients achieved at least a …

Health department survey shows big patient benefits from Minnesota … – MinnPost

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The manufacturers might be losing money, but the medical marijuana program is working for patients. MPR reports: “Most Minnesotans who took part in the launch year of the state’s medical marijuana program reported ‘substantial benefits’ from treatment, including minimal side effects and no serious consequences, the state Health Department said Tuesday. …  ‘In the area of symptom reduction, patients achieved at least a …

10-year-old boy overdoses on marijuana-infused sour gummy candy – WPXI Pittsburgh

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by: Shelby Lin Erdman, Cox Media Group National Content Desk Updated: May 15, 2017 – 2:40 PM New York police are investigating a drug overdose involving a 10-year-old boy. >> Read more trending news The boy was rushed to a hospital emergency room after eating cannabis-infused sour gummy candy on Sunday, where he was treated for an overdose and released, …

California Today: Tackling Some 'Ridiculously High' Traffic Fines … – New York Times

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May 15, 2017Mike McPhateCALIFORNIA TODAYGood morning.(Want to get California Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.)Today’s introduction comes from Thomas Fuller, our San Francisco bureau chief.A bill in the State Legislature would make California the first state to assess traffic fines by income level: The poorer you are, the less you would pay.The sponsor of the bill, State Senator Robert M. …

California Today: Tackling Some 'Ridiculously High' Traffic Fines – New York Times

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May 15, 2017Mike McPhateCALIFORNIA TODAYGood morning.(Want to get California Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.)Today’s introduction comes from Thomas Fuller, our San Francisco bureau chief.A bill in the State Legislature would make California the first state to assess traffic fines by income level: The poorer you are, the less you would pay.The sponsor of the bill, State Senator Robert M. …

Investors Host Job Fair for Medical Marijuana Growing Facility – Erie News Now: News, Weather & Sports | WICU 12 … – ErieTVNews

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Efforts are moving forward to develop one of the new medical marijuana growing facilities in Corry.  Today, investors met with people in the community to bring them up to date, and possibly land some jobs.The group known as Access Erie is looking to open the medical marijuana facility near Corry, and they can’t get enough of the community.”I’ve been here …