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Voting Option Boosts Turnout For Madera & Other Counties

SACRAMENTO — Election officials in five California counties that mailed ballots to every voter for this month's primary said the new model appears to have boosted turnout. Counties were still counting ballots from the June 5 primary, so turnout numbers were...
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Grizzly Bears in California? The Dream Lives.

In 2014, an environmental group began a "Bring Back the Bears" petition drive in California that has attracted almost 20,000 signatures. Additionally, research shows that a section along the crest of the Sierra could support between 48 and 108 grizzly bears...
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McConnell Eyes Farm Bill as Path To Legal Hemp

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants something to replace the faltering cash crop of tobacco in his home state of Kentucky. It's clear that he has found it: hemp. Sen. McConnell wants...
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Cannabis Backers Loving Trump’s Apparent Support

Entrepreneurs and other cannabis enthusiasts are doing backflips over President Donald Trump's statement last week about marijuana. The president said Friday that he "probably" would support bipartisan federal legislation protecting legal marijuana activiti...

Live June 5 Election Results From GV Wire

Here is a look at the election results in the June 5 primary up through 12:26am: City of Fresno Council District 3 94% of precincts reporting (50% plus one vote wins outright. Otherwise, top two advance to Nov. 6 general election.) Miguel Arias — 30...