OPINION: The Yin and Yang of the California Job Description | Open ~ California

When California’s monthly employment report was released last week (November 18) – telling us how the situation was in October – Gov. Gavin Newsom was quick to make a solemn statement. “California has now fully recovered all of the jobs lost to the recession caused by the pandemic, but we know that’s not the finish … Read more

Iowa Legislature Will Address Property Taxes in 2023, Committee Chair Says

ALTOONA — Property taxes will come under scrutiny when state lawmakers return to their annual work next month, a key lawmaker said Friday. The Republican majority in the Iowa Capitol has passed several state income tax cuts in recent years. Dan Dawson, a Council Bluffs state senator who chairs the Iowa Senate Tax Policy Committee, … Read more

Here’s what you need to know today: Saturday 3 December | Mid Missouri News ” Missouri

The Grinch who stole California changes his mind In place of Santa Claus, another character came to California this holiday season for the second year in a row. The Grinch has been causing trouble all week, his shenanigans documented by Durham School Services Central Missouri via Facebook. “The good news is that he’s been captured, … Read more

Mid-Missouri organizations kick off fundraising season | Mid Missouri News ” Missouri

COLUMBIA – The season of giving is upon us, and many organizations across Missouri are already beginning their own projects to help their communities this holiday season. One such organization is Hope For Christmas, a faith-based charity that operates out of Jefferson City and serves over 30 different counties. Hope For Christmas helps families who … Read more

Enhancing habitat helps all hunters

DOUG LEIER ND Game and Fish Department I was in the meat store and struck up a conversation about deer arrivals and reports from this fall’s lucky ones who have made and filled in deer tags in North Dakota. Just like a nasty cold front breaking in from the northwest, the conversation shifted to pheasants … Read more

Forsyth County ranks mid-table in NC for economic health ^ North Carolina

In the state’s latest county economic health rankings for 2023, Forsyth County and most of the Triad and Northwestern North Carolina remain in the middle of the three tiers. State law requires NC Department of Commerce officials to evaluate the economic health of all 100 NC counties annually. The 20 wealthiest counties are categorized as … Read more

Local leaders speak at the Western Dakota Regional Water System Conference

The Western Dakota Regional Water System, a nonprofit organization formed last year to meet western South Dakota’s growing water needs, held its second conference and annual meeting Tuesday in New Underwood to review progress, next steps, and to discuss local leaders’ perspectives on the importance of the project. It’s about a plan to bring water … Read more

Bill proposes changing North Dakota spending board limits

The Legislature next year will consider changes to the spending limits of a state body that has sailed near the brink of how much money it can authorize for state agencies requesting to accept funds between sessions. The governor-led, six-member Contingency Commission on Tuesday approved a number of requests from state agencies, many for federal … Read more

Gas prices continue to fall; Oklahoma now has the second lowest in the US < Oklahoma

Gasoline prices continue to fall, with Oklahoma now having the second-lowest average in the nation. Regular unleaded gasoline at QuikTrips in the Tulsa area was just $2.81 a gallon Monday, the lowest since the beginning of the year. Prices in Tulsa have fallen more than 30 cents a gallon in the last two weeks and … Read more

Enter Tuesday is November 29th

SHARE Iowa Giving Tuesday is November 29th. It is a global day of giving and the biggest day of giving in our region. Fundraiser Tuesday is a day that encourages people to do good and where every act of generosity counts. New to Giving Tuesday in western Iowa this year is SHARE Iowa, an initiative … Read more