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KGTV San Diego
Dental assistant charged with sexual battery on a patient was not licensedA local dental assistant charged with sexual battery on a 17-year-old patient w
Dental assistant charged with sexual battery on a patient was not licensed
KGTV San Diego / Posted 17 hours ago
A local dental assistant charged with sexual battery on a 17-year-old patient who was under anesthesia did not have a license, Team 10 learned. A spokesperson from the state's Department of Consumer Affairs told Team 10 that 36-year-old Luis Ramos... Read more
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WIS News 10 Columbia
Phone scam claims money owed to government, threatens jail timeThe Newberry County Sheriff's office is warning citizens of a new phone scam.
Phone scam claims money owed to government, threatens jail time
WIS News 10 Columbia / Posted 18 hours ago
The Newberry County Sheriff's office is warning citizens of a new phone scam. The scam involves someone calling to say you owe the government money – and if you don't pay up you could go to jail. IRS scams are the most common ones. In 2015, 700 of... Read more
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East Bay Express
Cannabis & Marijuana NewsCalifornians, meet your first-ever Medical Marijuana Regulation chief — Lori Aj
Cannabis & Marijuana News
East Bay Express / Posted 18 hours ago
Californians, meet your first-ever Medical Marijuana Regulation chief — Lori Ajax. Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown announced that Ajax — currently the chief deputy director of the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) — will head up the new Bureau of... Read more
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Middletown Times Herald-Record
Complaints piling up against used car dealerMIDDLETOWN – The plaintiff stood alone in Middletown City Court on Jan. 8, maki
Complaints piling up against used car dealer
Middletown Times Herald-Record / Posted yesterday
MIDDLETOWN – The plaintiff stood alone in Middletown City Court on Jan. 8, making her case: She bought a used car from Hawk’s Community Auto Sales in July, a car which, she said, was plagued with mechanical problems.The dealer never registered the... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Doctors dance with a toasty partnerDr. Steven E. Larson, president of the California Medical Association, was walk
Doctors dance with a toasty partner
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 2 days ago
Dr. Steven E. Larson, president of the California Medical Association, was walking a fine line the other day, or trying to. “No one should smoke. It has no benefit. Yes, we’d like to outlaw it if we could,” he said, speaking of... Read more
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East Bay Express
First-Ever California Medical Marijuana Bureau Chief Announced“Lori Ajax, 50, of Fair Oaks, has been appointed chief of the Bureau of Medical
First-Ever California Medical Marijuana Bureau Chief Announced
East Bay Express / Posted 4 days ago
“Lori Ajax, 50, of Fair Oaks, has been appointed chief of the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation at the California Department of Consumer Affairs. Ajax has been chief deputy director at the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
Planning a home improvement project? 8 ways to protect yourselfSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- "Better safe than sorry." This well-worn but true expres
Planning a home improvement project? 8 ways to protect yourself
Staten Island Advance / Posted 4 days ago
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- "Better safe than sorry." This well-worn but true expression certainly applies to what may be the largest investment of all: Your home. When it comes time for repairs, small improvements or more ambitious remodeling, the right... Read more
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WAFF 48 News Huntsville
48 Investigates: How to avoid the 'pink tax'It’s the battle of the sexes, but when it comes to consumer products, women are
48 Investigates: How to avoid the 'pink tax'
WAFF 48 News Huntsville / Posted 4 days ago
It’s the battle of the sexes, but when it comes to consumer products, women are losing. “There are differences, we should be more discriminating purchasers,” explained Laura Kerner, a professor of marketing at Athens State. Gender pricing has been... Read more
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NBC Bay Area
Gov. Brown Signs Bill Nixing Medical Marijuana DeadlineGov. Jerry Brown signed an emergency bill that eliminates a looming deadline th
Gov. Brown Signs Bill Nixing Medical Marijuana Deadline
NBC Bay Area / Posted 4 days ago
Gov. Jerry Brown signed an emergency bill that eliminates a looming deadline that local governments faced to either ban or regulate the growing of medical marijuana The governor on Wednesday signed AB21 by Democratic Assemblyman Jim Wood of... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Study suggests women are paying more for productsMEMPHIS, Tenn. -- It was the first study of its kind, and the results were asto
Study suggests women are paying more for products
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 4 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- It was the first study of its kind, and the results were astonishing. The New York Department of Consumer Affairs discovered more than 40% of the time women are charged more than men when it comes to gender-specific items. They... Read more
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Orange County Register
Alcohol-control veteran named to lead state marijuana agencySACRAMENTO – A veteran of the state agency that oversees alcohol sales in Calif
Alcohol-control veteran named to lead state marijuana agency
Orange County Register / Posted 4 days ago
SACRAMENTO – A veteran of the state agency that oversees alcohol sales in California was tapped by Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday to lead a new arm of government that will do the same for medical marijuana. Brown appointed Lori Ajax as the first chief... Read more
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KHSL Chico-Redding
Alcohol control veteran named to lead state marijuana agencySACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has named a veteran of the state age
Alcohol control veteran named to lead state marijuana agency
KHSL Chico-Redding / Posted 4 days ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has named a veteran of the state agency that oversees alcohol sales in California to lead a new arm of government that will do the same for medical marijuana. Brown appointed Lori Ajax as the first chief of... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Jerry Brown selects California’s first medical marijuana chiefCalifornia has found its czar for medical marijuana. On Thursday, Gov. Jerry B
Jerry Brown selects California’s first medical marijuana chief
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 4 days ago
California has found its czar for medical marijuana. On Thursday, Gov. Jerry Brown announced the appointment of Lori Ajax to the newly-created post overseeing the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation in the Department of Consumer Affairs. The... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Alcohol control veteran named to lead state marijuana agencySACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has named a veteran of the state age
Alcohol control veteran named to lead state marijuana agency
The Record Searchlight / Posted 4 days ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has named a veteran of the state agency that oversees alcohol sales in California to lead a new arm of government that will do the same for medical marijuana. Brown appointed Lori Ajax as the first chief of... Read more
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FOX 8 WGHP
'Pink tax' angers women around the worldIt’s called the “pink tax.” The same products have very different price tags,
'Pink tax' angers women around the world
FOX 8 WGHP / Posted 5 days ago
It’s called the “pink tax.” The same products have very different price tags, depending on which gender they are meant for. Take shampoos as an example. A recent study by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs found that haircare products... Read more
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FOX 13 Utah
'Pink tax' is angering women across the globeIt’s called the “pink tax.” The same products have very different price tags,
'Pink tax' is angering women across the globe
FOX 13 Utah / Posted 5 days ago
It’s called the “pink tax.” The same products have very different price tags, depending on which gender they are meant for. Take shampoos as an example. A recent study by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs found that haircare products... Read more
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Wired News
NYC Launches Investigation Into Hackable Baby MonitorsFew scenarios conjure up digital nightmares darker than a hacked, Internet-conn
NYC Launches Investigation Into Hackable Baby Monitors
Wired News / Posted 5 days ago
Few scenarios conjure up digital nightmares darker than a hacked, Internet-connected camera pointing at a baby’s crib. After a string of incidents in which hackers have watched or even verbally harassed children through baby monitors, the devices... Read more
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4029TV KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville
'Pink tax' angers women from New York to LondonIt's called the "pink tax." The same products have very different price tags,
'Pink tax' angers women from New York to London
4029TV KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville / Posted 6 days ago
It's called the "pink tax." The same products have very different price tags, depending on which gender they are meant for. Take shampoos as an example. A recent study by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs found that haircare products... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Julie Menin Named New York City Film CzarJulie Menin has been selected as New York City Film Czar. Per media reports, M
Julie Menin Named New York City Film Czar
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 7 days ago
Julie Menin has been selected as New York City Film Czar. Per media reports, Mayor Bill de Blasio chose her on Tuesday to succeed Cynthia Lopez, who left the post this past fall. Lopez had only even been there since the spring of 2014, when she... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Here’s how marijuana legalization would work in CaliforniaCalifornia was the first state to allow medical marijuana. Now, two decades lat
Here’s how marijuana legalization would work in California
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 7 days ago
California was the first state to allow medical marijuana. Now, two decades later, voters are expected to be asked whether to legalize recreational use of the drug. The legalization measure most likely to qualify for the statewide November ballot is... Read more
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ABC Montana
Iowa Caucus: Republican PreviewGuilty verdict in campground murderGuilty verdict in campground murder The 201
Iowa Caucus: Republican Preview
ABC Montana / Posted 8 days ago
Guilty verdict in campground murderGuilty verdict in campground murder The 2014 campground murder trial comes to a close after five days. 51-year old Sandra Cantrell was convicted of four felonies including deliberate homicide, assault with a... Read more
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KULR-8 Billings
Iowa Caucus: Republican PreviewGuilty verdict in campground murderGuilty verdict in campground murder The 201
Iowa Caucus: Republican Preview
KULR-8 Billings / Posted 8 days ago
Guilty verdict in campground murderGuilty verdict in campground murder The 2014 campground murder trial comes to a close after five days. 51-year old Sandra Cantrell was convicted of four felonies including deliberate homicide, assault with a... Read more
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New Kerala
High time India rescues its health care from ICUNew Delhi, Jan 30 : At a time when the Indian government has launched several p
High time India rescues its health care from ICU
New Kerala / Posted 10 days ago
New Delhi, Jan 30 : At a time when the Indian government has launched several promising initiatives to improve health care facilities in the country especially in the hinterlands, experts feel that it is high time that policymakers learn from past... Read more
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Palo Alto Weekly
Palo Alto's emergency law targets medical marijuanaIn a liberal city that gave rise to Jerry Garcia and that embraces all things g
Palo Alto's emergency law targets medical marijuana
Palo Alto Weekly / Posted 10 days ago
In a liberal city that gave rise to Jerry Garcia and that embraces all things green, medical marijuana remains a glaring exception to the rule. Even as cities such Portland, Seattle and Denver have legalized marijuana for medical uses -- and in some... Read more
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ABC Montana
The "Pink Tax": Women pay more 42% of the timeLadies, how much are you paying in “pink tax”? That’s the amount of additional
The "Pink Tax": Women pay more 42% of the time
ABC Montana / Posted 10 days ago
Ladies, how much are you paying in “pink tax”? That’s the amount of additional money you’re paying just for being female. We’re not just talking about clothing and haircuts… we mean, fashion and coifs. You’re even paying more for games and toys,... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Protect your baby monitor from hackersCHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – More and more often parents are telling their accounts
Protect your baby monitor from hackers
WWLP Springfield / Posted 11 days ago
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – More and more often parents are telling their accounts of hackers spying on children through a baby monitor. This prompted New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs to issue a public alert to parents. They are urging... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Why Freelancers Need A Nonpayment LawFull-time employees don’t usually have to track down their managers to remind t
Why Freelancers Need A Nonpayment Law
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 11 days ago
Full-time employees don’t usually have to track down their managers to remind them it’s payday. Paychecks typically come in a regular, timely fashion, every week or two. There are laws governing this kind of thing. But for the 54 million independent... Read more
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Columbia Star
Fake IRS calls top the list of scams in 2015 | January 29, 2016The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) received more than 3,
Fake IRS calls top the list of scams in 2015 | January 29, 2016
Columbia Star / Posted 12 days ago
The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) received more than 3,000 scam reports between January 1, 2015, and December 31, 2015. Over 40 percent of these were imposter scams, where someone poses as an individual or organization a... Read more
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Times Newsweekly
RUBDOWN CRACKDOWNPols take aim at illegal massage parlors Illegal massage parlors have been rub
RUBDOWN CRACKDOWN
Times Newsweekly / Posted 12 days ago
Pols take aim at illegal massage parlors Illegal massage parlors have been rubbing Queens the wrong way recently, so two lawmakers are seeking enhanced legislation to put an end to such unlawful establishments. Assemblyman Mike Miller and state... Read more
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Daily Mail
Maid service owner charged with overbilling for bad reviewsCalifornia maid service owner charged with overbilling customers who wrote nega
Maid service owner charged with overbilling for bad reviews
Daily Mail / Posted 13 days ago
California maid service owner charged with overbilling customers who wrote negative reviews on Yelp and refused to remove them in exchange for refunds Steve Yun, 42, was charged for overbilling customers for bad Yelp reviews Los Angeles prosecutors... Read more
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Channel 8 San Diego
Mother of child killed by boyfriend jailed for child endangerment An East County woman whose toddler son died two weeks ago from injuries alleg
Mother of child killed by boyfriend jailed for child endangerment
Channel 8 San Diego / Posted 13 days ago
An East County woman whose toddler son died two weeks ago from injuries allegedly inflicted by her live-in boyfriend... Read more
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Channel 8 San Diego
Iranian leader gives pope rug, wants Francis to pray for himMother of child killed by boyfriend jailed for child endangermentMother of chil
Iranian leader gives pope rug, wants Francis to pray for him
Channel 8 San Diego / Posted 13 days ago
Mother of child killed by boyfriend jailed for child endangermentMother of child killed by boyfriend jailed for child endangerment An East County woman whose toddler son died two weeks ago from injuries allegedly inflicted by her live-in boyfriend... Read more
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Channel 8 San Diego
Shooting at Naval Medical Center San Diego deemed false alarm Military officials held a news conference Tuesday morning at Naval Medical Ce
Shooting at Naval Medical Center San Diego deemed false alarm
Channel 8 San Diego / Posted 13 days ago
Military officials held a news conference Tuesday morning at Naval Medical Center San Diego regarding the reports of an active... Read more
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Channel 8 San Diego
Military: No evidence of shooting found at Naval Medical Center San DiegoHeartland Fire responds to RV fire in El CajonHeartland Fire responds to RV fir
Military: No evidence of shooting found at Naval Medical Center San Diego
Channel 8 San Diego / Posted 14 days ago
Heartland Fire responds to RV fire in El CajonHeartland Fire responds to RV fire in El Cajon A fire gutted a trailer behind an El Cajon-area home Tuesday. A fire gutted a trailer behind an El Cajon-area home Tuesday. Military: No evidence of... Read more
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Channel 8 San Diego
Heartland Fire responds to RV fire in El Cajon A fire gutted a trailer behind an El Cajon-area home Tuesday. A fire gutted
Heartland Fire responds to RV fire in El Cajon
Channel 8 San Diego / Posted 14 days ago
A fire gutted a trailer behind an El Cajon-area home Tuesday. A fire gutted a trailer behind an El Cajon-area home Tuesday. Military: No evidence of... Read more
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Channel 8 San Diego
Live Stream: Possible active shooter reported at Naval Medical Center An active shooter was reported at Naval Medical Center San Diego Tuesday, pro
Live Stream: Possible active shooter reported at Naval Medical Center
Channel 8 San Diego / Posted 14 days ago
An active shooter was reported at Naval Medical Center San Diego Tuesday, prompting military authorities to... Read more
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Channel 8 San Diego
Possible active shooter reported at Naval Medical Center Reports of an active shooter reported at Naval Medical Center in Balboa Park.
Possible active shooter reported at Naval Medical Center
Channel 8 San Diego / Posted 14 days ago
Reports of an active shooter reported at Naval Medical Center in Balboa Park. Reports of an active shooter reported at Naval Medical... Read more
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Channel 8 San Diego
Escondido shooting leaves one man deadGender Pricing: Women pay more for similar productsGender Pricing: Women pay mo
Escondido shooting leaves one man dead
Channel 8 San Diego / Posted 14 days ago
Gender Pricing: Women pay more for similar productsGender Pricing: Women pay more for similar products A new study conducted by the New York Department of Consumer Affairs found the true cost of being a female. A new study conducted by the New York... Read more
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Channel 8 San Diego
Gender Pricing: Women pay more for similar productsGender Pricing: Woman pay more for similar productsGender Pricing: Woman pay mo
Gender Pricing: Women pay more for similar products
Channel 8 San Diego / Posted 14 days ago
Gender Pricing: Woman pay more for similar productsGender Pricing: Woman pay more for similar products A new study conducted by the New York Department of Consumer Affairs found the true cost of being a female. A new study conducted by the New York... Read more
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SiliconANGLE
Stockholm hopes to become the first city to receive 5G in 2018 to boost IoT growthThe cities of Stockholm, Sweden and Tallinn, Estonia will become among the firs
Stockholm hopes to become the first city to receive 5G in 2018 to boost IoT growth
SiliconANGLE / Posted 15 days ago
The cities of Stockholm, Sweden and Tallinn, Estonia will become among the first two cities in the world to receive blazing fast 5G mobile networks provided by a partnership between Swedish-Finnish telecom operator TeliaSonera AB and Swedish... Read more
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Local 6 Orlando
Could women be paying more than men for the same products?Women may be paying more than men for the same products, according to the resul
Could women be paying more than men for the same products?
Local 6 Orlando / Posted 15 days ago
Women may be paying more than men for the same products, according to the results of an investigation by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs. According to CBS News, the report compared nearly 800 items with obvious men and female... Read more
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New Kerala
India needs extensive universal health coverage policyNew Delhi, Jan 23 : India's universal health coverage policy needs to be extens
India needs extensive universal health coverage policy
New Kerala / Posted 17 days ago
New Delhi, Jan 23 : India's universal health coverage policy needs to be extensive, considering the role of the states and Centre and lower than expected performance of healthcare services, experts opined here on Saturday at a conference on... Read more
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Marie Claire
The Great Female Rip-Off: Why Women Are Charged More Than Men For Everyday ItemsSometimes being a woman can feel like a bit taxing - and new research has uncov
The Great Female Rip-Off: Why Women Are Charged More Than Men For Everyday Items
Marie Claire / Posted 20 days ago
Sometimes being a woman can feel like a bit taxing - and new research has uncovered that we are in fact, being taxed more than men for everyday items� According to an investigation by The Times, women and girls are charged more for hundreds of... Read more
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NHL.com
NHL Terms of ServiceLast Updated and Effective Date -- January 28, 2016 THESE TERMS CONTAIN DISCLA
NHL Terms of Service
NHL.com / Posted 20 days ago
Last Updated and Effective Date -- January 28, 2016 THESE TERMS CONTAIN DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTIES (SECTION 12), DISCLAIMERS OF LIABILITY AND AN EXCLUSIVE REMEDY (SECTION 13), AND A BINDING ARBITRATION CLAUSE AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER (SECTION 18).... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Women can beat the ‘pink tax’ by buying guys’ suppliesSmall Change is series of stories that show how consumers can save money by mak
Women can beat the ‘pink tax’ by buying guys’ supplies
The Globe and Mail / Posted 21 days ago
Small Change is series of stories that show how consumers can save money by making minor or incremental changes to their lifestyle. A few years ago, when Lia Grimanis was getting glammed up for a magazine photo shoot, her male makeup artist gave her... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
What will state medical marijuana regulations look like?The state-level medical cannabis regulations Gov. Jerry Brown signed last year
What will state medical marijuana regulations look like?
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 21 days ago
The state-level medical cannabis regulations Gov. Jerry Brown signed last year after years of thwarted efforts will govern every aspect of California’s sprawling pot industry, from cultivation to testing to delivery to sales. Plenty of political... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Today in Sacramento: Here’s what you need to know for TuesdayMedical cannabis rules summit The California Cannabis Industry Association is
Today in Sacramento: Here’s what you need to know for Tuesday
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 21 days ago
Medical cannabis rules summit The California Cannabis Industry Association is putting on a summit at 9 a.m. at Crest Theater, 1013 K St. in Sacramento, to discuss how to make new state medical marijuana rules work. Speakers will include state Board... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
Formica Construction again working at site where its laborer was killedSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The Staten Island construction company whose disregard o
Formica Construction again working at site where its laborer was killed
Staten Island Advance / Posted 1 months ago
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The Staten Island construction company whose disregard of federal safety rules was cited by inspectors in the death of a demolition worker at a Travis car dealership in 2014 has resumed work at the accident site. Formica... Read more
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Columbia Star
Folks About Town | January 8, 2016Columbia City Councilman Moe Baddourah has accepted a position with the Univers
Folks About Town | January 8, 2016
Columbia Star / Posted 1 months ago
Columbia City Councilman Moe Baddourah has accepted a position with the University of South Carolina to run the McCutchen House and teach a class in restaurant management. Ron Anderson, with Colliers International, has been appointed to the Central... Read more

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