State Sen. Tonya Anderson: New legislation to pave way for millions who have discharged misdemeanors to get jobs, housing

State Sen. Tonya Anderson (D – Lithonia) says help is on the way for people who have misdemeanors on their records to be discharged and gain employment and housing opportunities. Anderson told the Rockdale Democratic Party at its Aug. 29 meeting that her authored bill, Senate Bill 288, would require that an individual’s criminal history […]

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Mask Up and Live Memphis: New campaign aimed towards saving lives

By Briseida Holguin Updated: Jun. 22, 2020 at 6:09 PM CDT MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – Monday State Representative Karen Camper and State Senator Raumesh Akbari announced a new campaign called Mask Up and Live Memphis. “Mask Up and Live Memphis plans to distribute at least 20,000 masks as we continue to bring on more partners,” said Raumesh […]

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Escondido’s first councilwoman took office 70 years ago

April 14, 1950 (The San Diego Union) By MERRIE MONTEAGUDO APRIL 20, 2020 1:10 PM On April 18, 1950 Cora Swingle was inducted onto the Escondido City Council. She was the first woman to take a seat on the council since the city was incorporated in 1888. Swingle defeated seven other candidates—all men—and topped the April […]

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Sen. Brophy McGee teams up with Councilwoman Deb Stark for COVID-19 first responders

(SUBMITTED PHOTO) Sen. Kate Brophy McGee on left, with Phoenix Councilwoman Debra Stark. The two teamed up to provide meals to first rseponders and healthcare workers. Posted Tuesday, April 21, 2020 5:05 pm Independent Newsmedia To show appreciation for first responders and front-line healthcare workers impacted by COVID-19, Senator Kate Brophy McGee and Phoenix City Councilwoman Debra Stark […]

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