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Via smartphone, college students give final debate to Obama

Via smartphone, college students give final debate to Obama

By a margin of more than two to one, college students nationwide said President Obama won Monday night’s final presidential debate, according to a smartphone polling application co-designed at the University of California, Davis.

The app allows, for the first time, live reaction to a debate on a large scale. During the final debate, more than 2,300 students from 40 states used the app, clicking “agree,” “disagree,” “spin” or “dodge” as Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney squared off on foreign policy.

Participants gave Obama his third-strongest “agree” spike of the night when he said: “Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets...” in response to Republican challenger Mitt Romney’s criticisms about the military strength of the United States.

Obama received the most “spin” clicks during his discussion about his trips to the Middle East, mentioning his visit to the Holocaust museum in Yad Vashem.

UC Davis study outlines voting disparity for Asian and Latino populations

UC Davis study outlines voting disparity for Asian and Latino populations

Although Latinos and Asians make up half of California’s population, they register to vote in far smaller percentages, a University of California, Davis, study reports. The voter registration gap means that these ethnic groups have proportionately less say in the electoral process compared to the general population.

“During the past decade, Latino and Asian voter registration has increased by nearly 40 percent, dramatically outpacing growth in general registration, yet there remains a significant gap between Latino and Asian registration and their proportion of California's overall population,” said Mindy Romero, a researcher at the UC Davis Center for Regional Change. “Addressing these continuing gaps in Latino and Asian registration is a critical step in expanding engagement in California’s political landscape.”

Plan would freeze UC, CSU fees if voters pass tax

Plan would freeze UC, CSU fees if voters pass tax

SACRAMENTO, CA (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic leaders have come up with a plan to freeze tuition rates at California's public universities if voters approve a tax hike in November.

Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said Monday that lawmakers will move a budget-related bill that appropriates an extra $125 million each for University of California and California State University in the 2013-14 academic year.

The money will be made available to the UC system if the board agrees not to increase fees this year. The CSU would have to rescind a $500 increase that is going into effect this fall.

Brown and Democratic lawmakers are relying on taxes to balance much of the state's $15.7 billion shortfall. The measure would raise the sales tax statewide and income taxes on high earners.

USDA Farm Service Agency seeks committee members, nominations due Aug. 1

The election of responsible agricultural producers to FSA county committees ..... Read More

Pimentel's lack of reporting to FPPC reveals a twisted tale

Pimentel's lack of reporting to FPPC reveals a twisted tale

     Above are pieces from Art Pimentel's latest campaign. Pundits will certainly latch on to the new "people like us" slogan since Pimentel's job at Woodland Community College is funded by a federal subsidy. Pimentel may also have alienated many District 5 voters by characterizing incumbent Duane Chamberlain as a farmer who has taken "tax-payer funded" bail-outs and even insinuated that the supervisor has financial trouble. Farmers in the area often receive federal funds to help provide our nation's food at an affordable price.

     City councilman Art Pimentel, who is a candidate for District 5 county supervisor, stated in a new campaign piece that "the bank that held the mortgage on my home forced me to sell it at a loss when they refused to refinance it."

The reality is that responsible homeowners – who make much less than $143,000 a year...... Read More

Council candidates "Questions & Cocktails" start April 26

Council candidates "Questions & Cocktails" start April 26

You are cordially invited to attend and participate in the Woodland City Council Candidates Questions & Cocktails event that will be broadcast Live On WAVE, community cable channel 21 at the The Burger Saloon, First and Main Streets in downtown Woodland...... Read More