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Middle-aged white guy who believes in justice and equality for all. Math and computer analyst with additional 21st century jack-of-all-trades skills. I'm a stud, not a dud!

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Here’s why Hillary Clinton is about to start airing TV ads in Nebraska

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign said Thursday that it would expand its eight-state television advertising effort to include what at first blush might seem an unlikely location: heavily Republican Nebraska.

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee is planning to go up in the state’s 2nd Congressional District, which is centered on the city of Omaha.

Nebraska is one of only two states that awards part of its electoral votes based on congressional district. The other is Maine. In Nebraska’s case, two of the state’s five electoral votes go to the statewide winner. The other three are distributed on the basis of performance in its three congressional districts.

In 2008, then-Sen. Barack Obama successfully executed the same strategy, edging out Republican nominee John McCain in the 2nd District and picking up a single electoral vote. Four years later, GOP nominee Mitt Romney swept the entire state.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/06/30/heres-why-hillary-clinton-is-about-to-start-airing-tv-ads-in-nebraska/?hpid=hp_special-topic-chain_clintonads930p%3Ahomepage%2Fstory
Posted by TexasTowelie | Fri Jul 1, 2016, 07:01 AM (6 replies)

Here’s why Hillary Clinton is about to start airing TV ads in Nebraska

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign said Thursday that it would expand its eight-state television advertising effort to include what at first blush might seem an unlikely location: heavily Republican Nebraska.

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee is planning to go up in the state’s 2nd Congressional District, which is centered on the city of Omaha.

Nebraska is one of only two states that awards part of its electoral votes based on congressional district. The other is Maine. In Nebraska’s case, two of the state’s five electoral votes go to the statewide winner. The other three are distributed on the basis of performance in its three congressional districts.

In 2008, then-Sen. Barack Obama successfully executed the same strategy, edging out Republican nominee John McCain in the 2nd District and picking up a single electoral vote. Four years later, GOP nominee Mitt Romney swept the entire state.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/06/30/heres-why-hillary-clinton-is-about-to-start-airing-tv-ads-in-nebraska/?hpid=hp_special-topic-chain_clintonads930p%3Ahomepage%2Fstory
Posted by TexasTowelie | Fri Jul 1, 2016, 07:01 AM (1 replies)

Arizona News - 7/1/2016

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Marijuana initiative likely to make Arizona ballot

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey fires state's contract lobbyists

Drive to expand public campaign financing fizzles

Brewer calls Obama offensive on CNN, defends Trump's comments

Tucson firm wins NASA contract for space water-purification system
Posted by TexasTowelie | Fri Jul 1, 2016, 06:32 AM (2 replies)

Nevada News - 7/1/2016

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Nevada lawmakers add staff to repository because of sex offender law

Nevada lawmakers approve new fraud unit for Attorney General

Nevada Gaming down from strong May 2015

Renown Health pays $9.5M to settle Medicare fraud suit

Family of 5 dead after quadruple murder-suicide in northwest Las Vegas Valley; police release identities of four victims
Posted by TexasTowelie | Fri Jul 1, 2016, 05:51 AM (0 replies)

Colorado News - 7/1/2016

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Denver’s City Park lake getting choked by green slime invasion

Cinemark asks theater shooting victims to pay $700,000 for legal fees

Three takeaways from Colorado’s first battleground poll

Denver reverses decision to pay for homeless sweeps out of fund that contains donations

Gov. Hickenlooper speaks on the 'terrible formula' of Donald Trump
Posted by TexasTowelie | Fri Jul 1, 2016, 05:18 AM (0 replies)

Cheap gold mines gone as buyers go for bullion

So much for the run on cheap gold mines. Producers who were forced by slumping prices to unload assets last year are regaining leverage.

With bullion off to its biggest rally to start a year in four decades -- aided by the U.K.'s vote to quit the EU -- mine buyers are paying higher premiums and the pace of deals is accelerating, data compiled by Bloomberg show.

The value of reserves held by major producers has almost doubled since the third quarter of last year, according to Bloomberg Intelligence.

The revival comes after a three-year slump led to losses, rising debt and a fire sale of assets. With valuations dropping, private equity firms and companies including Zijin Mining Group Ltd. pounced.

Read more: http://www.sltrib.com/home/4069278-155/cheap-gold-mines-gone-as-buyers
Posted by TexasTowelie | Fri Jul 1, 2016, 04:31 AM (0 replies)

Judge orders continued detention of Tooele man accused of going on the ‘offensive’ against feds with

Source: Salt Lake Tribune

A federal judge on Thursday ordered the continued detention of a Tooele County man accused of attempting to bomb a BLM cabin in northern Arizona as part of an "offensive" against the federal government.

FBI agent Steve Daniels said at Wednesday's detention hearing that agents had seen a car on a dirt road near the BLM cabin on the night of June 22, when Stockton resident William Keebler is accused of trying to detonate a pipe bomb that he had ordered built and knew to be placed on the cabin door.

That led Magistrate Judge Dustin B. Pead to believe Keebler is accused of acting with "perhaps some indifference to bystanders," he said Thursday.

Pead also expressed concern that Keebler allegedly cased a BLM office, an FBI office and a mosque in Salt Lake City, as well as Army National Guard facilities.

Read more: http://www.sltrib.com/news/4069216-155/judge-orders-continued-detention-of-tooele



Full headline: Judge orders continued detention of Tooele man accused of going on the ‘offensive’ against feds with BLM bomb

Posted by TexasTowelie | Fri Jul 1, 2016, 04:12 AM (8 replies)

Washington News - 7/1/2016

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Sex harassment, porn, personal use of state money among litany of complaints against UW prof

Medicaid fails to pay $90M to Washington’s health exchange, audit says

Billionaire Paul Allen donates $1M to build housing for homeless in Columbia City

Boeing reportedly considers stretching 777 to knock out Airbus A380 jet

Medical marijuana collectives celebrate, mourn final day

New ad in governor’s race attacks Republican Bill Bryant on Trump

Despite telling state they didn’t need the money, Pierce health care giants seek public funds for new psychiatric hospital

Jehovah’s Witnesses to gather in Spokane for first time in 20 years

Appeals Court: Cities must make roads safe for bicycles

State issues burn ban for Eastern Washington

Hanford workers report illnesses linked to chemical vapors
Posted by TexasTowelie | Fri Jul 1, 2016, 03:59 AM (0 replies)

Oregon News - 7/1/2016

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2,800-acre fire threatening homes east of The Dalles; evacuation in effect

Former Oregon DOJ, DA’s employee pleads guilty to theft of government funds

Two convicted in attack on gay man
Posted by TexasTowelie | Fri Jul 1, 2016, 03:16 AM (0 replies)

Idaho News - 7/1/2016

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Caldwell company pays $200,000 to settle discrimination claims

University of Idaho to manage ranch, perform research

Here’s who can carry a concealed gun in Idaho starting Friday

New laws include permitless carry, powdered alcohol ban
Posted by TexasTowelie | Fri Jul 1, 2016, 02:50 AM (0 replies)
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