Is the party over for Ukip? – Financial Times

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Of all the people who joined the UK Independence party, Tomaz Slivnik was perhaps the most unlikely. For starters, he was an eastern European immigrant. He had come to Britain from Slovenia, gained a PhD in mathematics from Cambridge and become an angel investor. In 2007, he enlisted in Ukip, the so-called People’s Army. Ukip was oscillating between 1 and …

More variances before planners – The Trinity Journal

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Numerous commercial marijuana topics are on the agenda for a special meeting of the Trinity County Planning Commission at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at the Trinity County Library, Weaverville. First off, the commission is set to consider seven variance requests from individual applicants seeking to grow commercial cannabis within the county’s 350-foot cultivation setback from any neighboring residential dwellings. …

County names interim Planning Director – The Trinity Journal

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Recruiting from within, Trinity County has named a new interim Planning Director for a rapidly evolving county department grappling with California’s shifting laws since the passage of its Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act in 2015 and last year’s approval by voters of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act legalizing recreational use. Formerly an environmental compliance specialist and transportation planner …

Speakers spar over county's marijuana committee – The Trinity Journal

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Speakers last week rallied to defend the Trinity County Board of Supervisors’ two-member ad hoc marijuana committee under attack two weeks before by some that called for the committee to be dissolved and replaced by a more farmer-friendly pair. Limited to two members to avoid violating the Brown Act, the board’s ad hoc committee is working to develop commercial marijuana …

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 …

Commercial pot sales won't be happening in Oak Park – Agoura Hills Acorn

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Officials remain adamantly opposed By Stephanie Bertholdo The Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council rejected the possibility of a marijuana dispensary opening in its jurisdiction, with MAC members saying that a pot shop would be inconsistent with the community’s family values. In November 2016, Californians approved the use of recreational marijuana. Previously, the state allowed dispensaries to sell marijuana for medical …

Cannabis law program Tuesday – Santa Cruz Sentinel

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SANTA CRUZ Cannabis law program Tuesday The Santa Cruz County Bar Association is sponsoring a luncheon seminar on Tuesday titled “Update on Cannabis State and Federal Regulations” at the Back Nine Grill & Bar, 555 Highway 17 Santa Cruz. The program is presented by attorneys Aaron Johnson and Peter Brazil from the firm of L+G, LLP in Salinas. Members of …

Updated: Caspar woman killed in apparent property dispute; murder suspect now in custody – The Mendocino Voice

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MCSO is seeking Kelley Coan, shown in a photograph from 2007. She is described as a white female adult, 5’06” tall, weighing approximately 140 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes, and is 39 years old. UPDATED 6:20pm: Coan is now being held in custody in San Joaquin County on homicide charges without bail, and MCSO deputies are on their …

Updated: Caspar woman killed in apparent property dispute; murder … – The Mendocino Voice

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MCSO is seeking Kelley Coan, shown in a photograph from 2007. She is described as a white female adult, 5’06” tall, weighing approximately 140 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes, and is 39 years old. UPDATED 6:20pm: Coan is now being held in custody in San Joaquin County on homicide charges without bail, and MCSO deputies are on their …

Island: Umfangreiche Maßnahmen lassen Tabak- und Alkoholkonsum von … – Kinderaerzte-im-Netz

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25.05.2017 Island gelang es, innerhalb von zwei Jahrzehnten den Missbrauch von Alkohol, Tabak und Drogen unter den Jugendlichen fast auszumerzen. © Syda Productions – Fotolia.com Maßnahmen wie Einführung von Sperrstunden, die Anhebung des Alters der Volljährigkeit und die Förderung von Sport führten dazu, dass in Island nun kaum noch Teenager zu Zigaretten, Alkohol und Drogen greifen. Diese Entwicklung ist eine …

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 …

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 …

Families, friends of victims speak out in Barrett case | Calaveras … – Calaveras Enterprise

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It was wrong that Robert Haney, Terry Looney Jr. and Wesley Smith were trespassing at a marijuana farm near Mountain Ranch to steal pot early one morning in 2015. But they did not deserve to die for it. That was the overarching message many family and friends of the victims said Wednesday, the first time many had the opportunity to …