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THE NOONER for May 2, 2016

It's noon. It's time for a break. Here's what people are reading on aroundthecapitol.com today:

TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
California GOP Opposes Marijuana, Gun-control, Tobacco Initiatives | The Sacramento Bee
Christopher Cadelago @
sacbee.com
Activists support retaining limits on bilingual education in schools

Early Voting Set To Begin For The June Election
mercurynews.com
For those harried commuters who still want the traditional cards-behind-curtains, get-your-name-checked-off communal experience of old-fashioned, polling-place voting, they will have a handful of places to do that the week before the June 7 primary election. Those places may well be closer to their workplace than to their home.

Thousands Of California Democrats Vie To Be Presidential Delegates | The Sacramento Bee
Taryn Luna @
sacbee.com
Democrats headed to caucuses Sunday in 53 congressional districts across the state

Trump, Clinton Tangle Over 'woman's Card' Confronts Age-old Gender Biases
mercurynews.com
Suddenly, women are front and center in a presidential campaign that, among the Republican candidates anyway, has often uncomfortably focused on who's "man enough" to be commander in chief.

California Republicans Change Rules To Keep Jim Brulte At Helm | The Sacramento Bee
David Siders @
sacbee.com
GOP changes rules to allow two more terms

Clinton’s Immigration Pitch; House GOP Tax Reform Plan; And Yet Another Recess In Congress

Immigration reform, though anathema in the Republican presidential race, is still a better legislative bet than gun control, both Republicans and Democrats said. Many Democrats think that would be doubly true if Republicans lose a large number of seats in November.

Republicans Say No To Legalized Pot, Condoms For Porn Actors And A Cigarette Tax Hike
latimes.com
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Conner Eldridge: 'Harassment' | Campaign 2016

Democratic Arkansas Senate candidate Conner Eldridge uses Donald Trump’s remarks about women against his opponent in this campaign ad. Eldridge criticizes Sen. John Boozman (R) for stating that he would support Trump if he were the presidential nominee.

How Pete’s Nod To Ted Personifies GOP Desperation « Calbuzz
calbuzz.com
Wilson was the last successful career Republican in California. Despite his legacy of Prop. 187 in 1994 and the subsequent alienation of Latinos, he was essentially a moderate: pro-choice, environmentally friendly and willing to compromise with Democratic Assembly Speaker Willie Brown on policy and spending in order to govern the state.

School Districts In California And Across The Nation Keep Migrant Children From Enrolling In School
GARANCE BURKE and ADRIAN SAINZ Associated Press @
mercurynews.com
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Candelario Jimon Alonzo came to the U.S. dreaming of becoming something more than what seemed possible along the rutted roads of his hometown in Guatemala's highlands. This was his chance: He could earn a U.S. high school education and eventually become a teacher.

Donald Trump Became A Unifying Force On May Day In Downtown L.A.
latimes.com
Thousands of people took to the streets in the annual May Day marches in downtown Los Angeles and Boyle Heights on Sunday to advocate for immigration reform,

California's Gearing Up To Rein In Medical Pot - The Orange County Register
BROOKE EDWARDS STAGGS @
ocregister.com
The Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulations is hosting two local information sessions about the new state laws surrounding medical marijuana. Chief Lori Ajax will speak during identical sessions at the Orange County Hall of Administration, 333 West Santa Ana Blvd., in Santa Ana:

Were They Lying? Fact-checking The California GOP Convention | The Sacramento Bee
David Siders and Christopher Cadelago @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

San Diego County Is Divided Over Proposed Half-cent Tax For Transportation Projects
latimes.com
A battle is raging over one of the most fundamental aspects of San Diego County's future: how folks get around.

Stricter Rules for Voter IDs Reshape Races
nytimes.com
More than a dozen states will use the laws for the first time in a presidential election this fall, a step researchers say disproportionately affects minority voters.

Ralph Reed To California Republicans: Presidential Primary Wounds Will Heal
latimes.com
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Judge Refuses To Halt Delta Land Sale To Southern California Agency | The Sacramento Bee
Dale Kasler @
sacbee.com
Plaintiffs say purchase should undergo California Environmental Quality Act review

Peterson: Wounded Veterans Find Freedom On Bay Area Water
mercurynews.com
Then watch the magic happen.

Truancy The Norm At Some Sacramento Area High Schools | The Sacramento Bee
Loretta Kalb and Phillip Reese @
sacbee.com
Research shows correlation between low-income, poor attendance

Ted Cruz: 'Donald Trump is Lying About Ted Cruz ' | Campaign 2016

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz's campaign released an ad to run in Indiana ahead of the May 3 primary, accusing rival Donald Trump of being "a phony."

Measure Aa Seeks Bay Area-wide Parcel Tax To Restore Wetlands - San Francisco Chronicle
sfchronicle.com
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Ted Cruz Targets Donald Trump In Ca GOP Convention Speech. Some Claims Miss, Others On Target | Politifact California
subject @
politifact.com
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz took aim at Donald Trump, including on the New York billionaire's foreign policy stance, during his Saturday speech at the California Republican Party Convention. From our initial look, Cruz missed the target a few times, but also scored some hits.