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Industry Referendum Delays California’s Plastic Bag Ban Until NovemberTuesday was supposed to be the last day for plastic grocery bags in California, but an industry-financed referendum has delayed the ban until after next November's election.
Brother Of Journalist With Marin Ties Pleads For Release; Trial On Espionage Charges Begins In IranThe espionage trail of a Washington Post journalist, who is jailed in Iran and has ties to Marin, is now underway. The man’s brother is in Washington to help lobby for his release.
Enough Signatures Gathered To Put Referendum On California’s Plastic-Bag Ban On 2016 BallotThe secretary of state's office says a referendum seeking to repeal California's statewide ban on plastic bags has qualified for the November 2016 ballot.
Hillary Clinton Holds Q&A Sessions At Facebook, TwitterFormer U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took questions at the Bay Area headquarters of Facebook and Twitter Monday to promote her new memoir.
Leland Yee Receives Nearly 300,000 Votes In Primary Despite Corruption ChargesMore than two months after being charged in a federal corruption case, suspended State Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) received more than 200,000 votes for Secretary of State in Tuesday’s primary election.
Sen. Leland Yee Refuses To Resign, Will Drop Out Of Secretary Of State RaceKPIX 5 has learned that State Senator Leland Yee is refusing to resign his state senate seat. According to state sources familiar with the matter, Yee has made it clear that he will ask for a leave of absence but so far has not formally requested it.
Leland Yee Arrest Makes 3 Scandals In 3 Months For California State Senate DemocratsSo far in 2014, each month has brought news of another arrest or conviction of a Democratic California state senator. The separate investigations culminated Wednesday in the arrest of Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco on federal corruption charges that roiled the capital, leading one of Yee's opponents in the race for secretary of state to call the Legislature a "corrupt institution."
State Sen. Leland Yee Arrested, Accused In Conspiracy Involving Arms Trafficking, Campaign FraudDemocratic State Senator Leland Yee was arrested Wednesday morning in a series of federal raids in the Bay Area and Sacramento targeting an alleged corruption conspiracy involving arms trafficking and campaign fraud to fund his campaign for Secretary of State.
Secretary Of State Sued Over Decision To Make Prisoners Ineligible To VoteSecretary of State Debra Bowen is being sued over a decision she made in 2011 that said tens of thousands of criminals who are serving their sentences under community supervision are ineligible to vote.
Defiant Clinton Takes On Lawmakers Over Libyan Attack That Killed Bay Area NativeU.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered fiery rejoinders Wednesday to Republican critics of the Obama administration's handling of the deadly attack on a U.S. mission in Benghazi, that killed Bay Area native Chris Stevens.
Opinion: Susan Rice Thrown Under Democrat’s Bus And Tied DownIt is becoming more and more clear that it was liberal-leaning politicians who threw her under the bus and they are also the ones who are keeping her under the bus.
Phil Matier: Termed-Out Leland Yee Seeking To Be State Elections ChiefDemocratic State Sen. Leland Yee announced Monday morning his intent to run for California Secretary of State - when he is termed out of the state Legislature in two years.
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