June 23, 2016

The Gazette June 21, 2016 by Todd Dorman Don’t fear the “hodgepodge.” That’s how Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett described the prospect of Iowa counties and cities setting local minimum wage thresholds. Johnson County is phasing in a $10.10 per-hour minimum, while allowing county communities to opt out. Polk and Linn …

June 16, 2016

Tallahassee Democrat June 16, 2016 by Sean Rossman More than a dozen Florida cities, advocacy organizations and elected officials are backing the city of Tallahassee in its defense of a lawsuit brought by two gun-rights groups. The 16 individuals and organizations — which include the cities of Miramar and Weston, the Florida …

June 8, 2016

Vallejo Hearald Times June 7, 2016 by Irma Widjojo, Benicia >> A number of organizations, including local grassroots groups, have filed a request for extension to respond to a recent petition by Valero Benicia Refinery. Benicians for a Safe and Healthy Community, Center for Biological Diversity, Communities for a Better Environment, …

June 2, 2016

People’s World June 1, 2016 by MARK GRUENBERG SANTA FE, N.M. (PAI) – In a surprise to both state and national anti-worker right wing Republicans, intensive campaigns by workers, unions and their allies killed three hurtful anti-union measures in the New Mexico legislature. “The session’s ending, but we’re just getting started,” …

May 19, 2016

Colorado Independent May 18, 2016 by Kelsey Ray Hundreds of activists and families from across Colorado gathered in Thornton Saturday to protest hydraulic fracturing near schools and neighborhoods.Braving gray skies and frigid temperatures, demonstrators used songs, chants and signs to urge Colorado to “keep it in the ground,” the rallying cry of groups across …