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UC regents hike out-of-state student tuition by $762

May 18, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO — The University of California is raising tuition by hundreds of dollars for out-of-state and international students. KQED-TV says the UC Board of Regents approved a $762 hike on Thursday despite loud protests...


Weaker-than-expected marijuana sales ding California budget
Weaker-than-expected marijuana sales ding California budget

May 10, 2019

LOS ANGELES — California is paying a price for the shaky rollout of its legal marijuana market. State budget documents released Thursday show the Newsom administration is sharply scaling back what it expects to collect...


California pot market not traced or tracked as promised
California pot market not traced or tracked as promised

May 8, 2019

LOS ANGELES — When California voters broadly legalized marijuana, they were promised that a vast computer platform would closely monitor products moving through the new market. But 16 months after sales kicked in, the system...


Lake Tahoe boaters to see fee increases
Lake Tahoe boaters to see fee increases

May 4, 2019

The cost of putting a boat on Lake Tahoe will increase this season for the first time in seven years as part of the Shoreline Plan approved last fall by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency....





California bill to expand rent control dies for the year
California bill to expand rent control dies for the year

April 26, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — An effort to expand rent control in California won’t move forward this year after the lawmaker behind it cancelled a planned public hearing Thursday, saying his plan needs more work. Assemblyman Richard...





California proposal to tax soda pushed to next year
California proposal to tax soda pushed to next year

April 23, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Lawmakers won’t vote on a soda tax or limit how much can be sold in a single cup this year, marking the latest California victory for the beverage industry. Assemblyman Richard Bloom...


California may boost rules for homes at high wildfire risk
California may boost rules for homes at high wildfire risk

April 23, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Years of increasingly deadly California wildfires spurred lawmakers to consider regulations Tuesday that would toughen local governments’ requirements for approving housing developments in high-risk areas. A state Senate committee voted 8-3 Monday...


California bill encourages banks to work with pot businesses
California bill encourages banks to work with pot businesses

April 23, 2019

LOS ANGELES — California legislators considered a plan Monday intended to encourage more banks to do business with marijuana companies that have been frozen out of thousands of financial institutions. Most Americans live in states...



Forbes: Vail Resorts one of ‘America’s Best Employers’
Forbes: Vail Resorts one of ‘America’s Best Employers’

April 19, 2019

BROOMFIELD — Vail Resorts has again been recognized by Forbes as one of “America’s Best Employers.” This is the fourth consecutive year the company — which in the Sierra operates Heavenly, Kirkwood and Northstar California resorts —...




GID property sales bill approved by Nevada Senate
GID property sales bill approved by Nevada Senate

April 15, 2019

CARSON CITY, Nev. — A bill that would require improvement districts to follow the same rules as cities and counties when disposing of property has been passed by the Senate and forwarded to the Assembly....