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Aug. 24 | Huffington Post

While a $15 minimum wage seemed practically inconceivable not long ago, it is fast becoming the law in liberal cities such as Seattle and Los Angeles. Many states have rushed to pass more modest but still significant raises, with a majority of states now having a higher minimum wage than the federal level of $7.25.

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Aug. 21 | LA Times

The Los Angeles City Council expects to vote next week on whether L.A. should continue its quest to host the 2024 Summer Games, setting the stage for a public airing of questions surrounding an Olympic bid that has been largely opaque for the taxpayers who could be asked to underwrite the projected $4.1-billion event.

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Aug. 5 | LA Daily News

The mayor said the agreement “prioritizes service delivery and strengthens our long-term fiscal health,” while union representative Cheryl Parisi said the deal “addresses the concerns of city workers and our communities.”

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Aug. 19 | LA Times

The National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center said last week that this El Niño is shaping up to be as strong as the 1997-98 El Niño, which sent storms that killed 17 people and caused more than $550 million in damage in California.

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Aug. 9 | LA Times

First it was a ban on plastic bags. Then came the workplace prohibition on e-cigarettes. Now the Los Angeles City Council is embarking on a new and controversial exercise in behavior modification: Getting more Angelenos to give up, or at least reduce their reliance on, the automobile.

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Aug. 12 | LA Times

Recent polling by the USOC showed 81% of area respondents favor bringing the Games back for a third time. Los Angeles previously served as host in 1932 and 1984.

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Aug. 10 | Variety

The Vermont senator, an independent running for the Democratic nomination, has drawn the biggest crowds of any candidate so far in this campaign. He said that more than 27,000 people showed up to hear him speak — a campaign spokesman said the arena held 17,500; others waited outside and were to get an audio feed of his speech.

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Aug. 4 - ACLU

Today, by withdrawing a challenge to the voting rights of the formerly incarcerated that was taken up by his predecessor, Secretary of State Alex Padilla sends the nation a message that California will not stand for discrimination in voting and that he will fight to protect the right to vote for all eligible Californians.

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July 28 | AFSCME 3090

Ruling: By forcing employees to conform to new work schedules they could not accommodate, LAWA violated the law!

Our Union has won a crucial unfair labor practice charge against Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), which implemented employment status and work schedule changes without first meeting and conferring with our Union, as required.

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