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Salon Owner Involved in Pelosi Controversy Recruited by California County Officials to Reopen Business There



a group of people standing in a room: Hairdressers work on customers outdoors in Los Angeles, California on August 28, 2020. A Placer County official recruited a salon owner to relocate her business after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was seen getting her hair done inside the salon last month.


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Hairdressers work on customers outdoors in Los Angeles, California on August 28, 2020. A Placer County official recruited a salon owner to relocate her business after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was seen getting her hair done inside the salon last month.

In California, County Supervisor Bonnie Gore has suggested that Erica Kious, the owner of eSalon, consider moving her salon services to Placer County after Kious announced she would be closing her San Francisco business following the backlash she received over the release of video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s controversial hair appointment.

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“As an elected official, I am disheartened to hear about your recent experience in San Francisco with Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, at your salon,” Gore began in a letter shared to her Facebook

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Cherokee County designer turns ‘cuckoo’ business plan into reality

It wouldn’t be an insult to call Jodie Davis a little “cuckoo” — after all, these days, the iconic sound of a cuckoo clock is practically her calling card.

“I call them boxes of joy,” she says, gesturing to a wall lined with her whimsical creations.

Davis is the owner of The American Cuckoo Clock Company, based out of Cherokee County.  The renowned quilter — known for writing more than 30 books and hosting popular television shows on the subject — first got the idea to design her own cuckoo clocks while shooting a television show in Switzerland.  Her initial vision — to design the clocks and have them manufactured in Germany — proved a longer process than Davis anticipated, and she decided

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Ohio judge blows up GOP plan to allow only 1 ballot box in each county

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A directive that restricted Ohio counties to one ballot drop box in November was arbitrary and unreasonable, a county judge ruled Tuesday, delivering the Republican secretary of state in the presidential battleground another in a series of blows to his policies.

The office of Secretary of State Frank LaRose said he would soon appeal the decision by Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Richard Frye, assuming the judge follows through and invalidates the secretary’s drop-box order.

For now, Frye’s ruling doesn’t change anything, LaRose spokesperson Maggie Sheehan said in a written statement, “and the Secretary’s directive remains in place.”

Access to ballot drop boxes has become an urgent matter nationally, with in-person voting options restricted by the coronavirus pandemic and the efficiency and security of mail-in voting questioned amid cutbacks at the U.S. Postal Service.

It is often the largely Democratic urban counties — such as Cuyahoga, home

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County Supervisors Nix Proposal to Fully Open Businesses Amid Pandemic

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Greg Cox, District 1; Dianne Jacob, District 2; Kristin Gaspar, District 3; Nathan Fletcher, District 4, Jim Desmond, District 5.

County supervisors Tuesday nixed a board member’s proposal to fully open up businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

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Instead, the board voted to meet at 3 p.m. next Tuesday to discuss related issues, including the county’s role on a state task force that is focusing on the pandemic. Helen Robbins-Meyer, the county’s chief administrative officer, is a member.

The county will also send a letter to the state requesting that the COVID-19 outbreak at San Diego State University not be included in the overall case numbers.

On Tuesday, SDSU reported a total of 676 student cases since the fall semester began Aug. 24.

Supervisor Jim Desmond made a motion to end county enforcement of what

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UWM’s plan for Wauwatosa research buildings is being replaced by a proposed business park — with county approval

A plan to develop University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee research buildings in Wauwatosa would be replaced by a privately developed business park under a proposal endorsed Monday by county officials.



a sign in front of a building: The UWM Accelerator on Monday, April 6, 2020 in Wauwatosa. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's initial plan to develop several research buildings at it's Innovation Campus in Wauwatosa, is dead. A developer now plans to build some office buildings here instead.


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The UWM Accelerator on Monday, April 6, 2020 in Wauwatosa. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s initial plan to develop several research buildings at it’s Innovation Campus in Wauwatosa, is dead. A developer now plans to build some office buildings here instead.

Development firm Irgens Partners LLC wants to buy from a UWM affiliate about 29 acres at the Innovation Campus site, east of I-41 and north of West Watertown Plank Road. The firm would pay $5.25 million for the land.

Irgens Partners has conceptual plans to develop a pair of four-story, 140,000-square foot buildings, a two-story, 50,000-square-foot building, a single-level parking structure and a possible future building.

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Pulaski County reworking proposal for voting centers

LITTLE ROCK — Voters in Pulaski County will be able to vote at one of 12 conveniently placed voting centers during the 2020 election after the Quorum Court and Election Commission confirmed the plan in August.

County officials are already looking to expand the plan for the 2022 election for ease of voting with an ordinance that was to be discussed last week at the Quorum Court’s agenda meeting on Tuesday.

Justice of the Peace Doug Reed, the ordinance’s sponsor, pulled the ordinance after some thought about cost but said later he would like to continue to pursue the idea after gathering the thoughts of others.

“I realized that it was going to cost too much and I couldn’t vote for it myself,” Reed said. “I’m going to reintroduce it. I just have to talk to people.”

Currently, 17 states, including Arkansas, allow counties to use the Vote Centers alternative

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Business community calls on Santa Clara County to ease public health restrictions | News

A coalition of business leaders across Santa Clara County are calling on public health officials to loosen COVID-19 restrictions that they say have crippled local businesses for the last six months.

The group, made up of 15 chambers of commerce and dozens of elected officials and small businesses, is demanding that the county work with the business community to find ways to safely reopen sectors of the economy that have been closed or curtailed during the coronavirus pandemic. The coalition took particular aim at county restrictions that under new state guidelines can now be lifted but remain in effect, such as indoor dining.

At a virtual press conference Monday, Silicon Valley Organization President Matt Mahood said COVID-19 isn’t expected to go away any time soon, but keeping a significant part of the economy shut down is not a solution. Small businesses and the working poor simply won’t survive the crisis

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Amid debate to defund the police, Dallas County DA’s plan to divert mentally ill offenders does something better

It should not be against the law to be mentally ill. Yet the Dallas County jail is perennially the second largest mental health treatment facility in the state — trailing only its counterpart in Houston.



a close up of a person: Julie Turnbull, chief of the restorative justice division in the DA's office, understands that businesses need mentally ill and homeless individuals removed from their property. "Rather than arrest them at all, we want to engage them with services."n


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Julie Turnbull, chief of the restorative justice division in the DA’s office, understands that businesses need mentally ill and homeless individuals removed from their property. “Rather than arrest them at all, we want to engage them with services.”n

That unjustly grim statistic has been reported so often that many Texans brush right past it, just as we do the mentally ill individuals loitering outside convenience stores or asking for money in shopping center parking lots.

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But not Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot. He vowed after taking office to end another form of insanity: Tossing these suffering individuals onto the same old legal hamster wheel

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Pulaski County justice of the peace reworking his proposal for voting centers

story.lead_photo.captionA roll of stickers awaiting distribution to early voters sits on a table at the check-in station at the Pulaski County Courthouse Annex in Little Rock.
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Kelly P. Kissel
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Voters in Pulaski County will be able to vote at one of 12 conveniently placed voting centers during the 2020 election after the Quorum Court and Election Commission confirmed the plan in August.

County officials are already looking to expand the plan for the 2022 election for ease of voting with an ordinance that was to be discussed last week at the Quorum Court’s agenda meeting on Tuesday.

Justice of the Peace Doug Reed, the ordinance’s sponsor, pulled the ordinance after some thought about cost but said later he would like to continue to pursue the idea after gathering the thoughts of others.

“I realized that it was going to cost too much and I couldn’t vote for

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Pulaski County JP reworking his proposal for voting centers

story.lead_photo.captionA roll of stickers awaiting distribution to early voters sits on a table at the check-in station at the Pulaski County Courthouse Annex in Little Rock.
(AP /
Kelly P. Kissel
)

Voters in Pulaski County will be able to vote at one of 12 conveniently placed voting centers during the 2020 election after the Quorum Court and Election Commission confirmed the plan in August.

County officials are already looking to expand the plan for the 2022 election for ease of voting with an ordinance that was to be discussed last week at the Quorum Court’s agenda meeting on Tuesday.

Justice of the Peace Doug Reed, the ordinance’s sponsor, pulled the ordinance after some thought about cost but said later he would like to continue to pursue the idea after gathering the thoughts of others.

“I realized that it was going to cost too much and I couldn’t vote for

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