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Obama weighs sending guard troops to border

The Obama administration, after initially resisting the idea, is weighing whether to deploy National Guard troops to the southern border to help address a surge of migrant youth from Central America, many of them unaccompanied, a White House official told CNN.

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Paul Ryan to spell out proposal to help the poor

Rep. Paul Ryan will lay out his plan Thursday to fight poverty, a pilot program that would combine 11 federal programs into one pool of money for participating states.

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Registration open for those who want to run for office in Monterey County

Monterey County elections officials say that any registered voters interested in running for office in the November 4 Consolidated General Election can do so between July 14 and August 8.  Candidates for schools and special district Offices file with Monterey County Elections; city office candidates file with their respective city clerk.

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Salinas economic director retires after 7 years

After seven years of service weathering a severe downturn and then helping a city begin reinventing itself as an emerging AgTech capital, Salinas Community and Economic Development Director Jeffrey Weir will step down next week.

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Supreme Court rejects challenge to law banning gay therapy

The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to California's law that bars mental counseling aimed at turning gay minors straight.

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Monterey County to benefit from jail overcrowding bill

Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill Monday that will help ease overcrowded conditions in county jails, like Monterey County, by extending the existing law to allow inmates to be transferred to other counties with adequate jail space.

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Governor signs $108 billion California budget

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed California's $108 billion budget for the coming fiscal year that pays down debt, builds a rainy day fund and provides additional money for schools and health care.

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Governor to sign budget in Southern California

Governor Jerry Brown will join Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins and Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg Friday in San Diego to sign the 2014-15 state budget.

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