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House mulls another shot at border bill

The House may vote on an emergency border bill on Friday after working to revive a stalled package that had been blocked by conservatives.

But there was no chance of anything from Congress reaching President Barack Obama's desk any time soon due to th...

Deadline approaches to file candidacy paperwork

The Santa Cruz County Elections Department is remind people that the deadline to file candidacy papers is August 8, 2014.

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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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