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THE NOONER for May 9, 2016

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

California Primary Election: Voter Turnout May Still Be Huge
"Any political consultant who's going around predicting lower voter turnout in this election is mistaken -- and should be fired," said Kim Alexander, president of the nonpartisan California Voter Foundation. "People are going to see the turnout in California as a test of all the major candidates' popularity. They want to be counted, on the record."

Northern California Counties Battle Over June 7 Marijuana Measures | The Sacramento Bee
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Nevada and Yuba counties are roiling with political arguments over pot cultivation

Senator Gaines’ Emergency Drone Bill Passes Senate |

Bernie Sanders Campaign Taps Rosario Dawson, Luis Guzman To Woo Latino Voters In La
ron Scott wished he played his veteran players more minutes @
Today's high

Analysis: Bernie Sanders' Plans Explode Government Spending, Debt - Politico
The governors' message comes as lawmakers on Capitol Hill are at an impasse over what to do about Zika.

California Highways Leading Nowhere | The Sacramento Bee
Dan Walters @
De facto moratorium left many projects in limbo

Understanding The Consequences Of The Upland Medical Marijuana Case
Today's high

Get Ready For The Most Negative Presidential Campaign Ever - San Francisco Chronicle
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Bernie Sanders' Idea For Free Tuition At Public Colleges Deserves An A
Bernie Sanders wants everyone to be offered a tuition-free college education and he's called crazy. America can't afford it, naysayers scoff.

The last hopes for criminal justice reform, Senate returns to spending bills and Puerto Rico's tax bailout

Your daily roundup of budget, tax and congressional news.

How Trump Could Flip Republican Cds In California « Calbuzz
Now that Donald Trump has nearly completed his hostile takeover of the Republican Party, thoughtful leaders of the GOP are fretting about one thing only: keeping The Donald from dragging down their candidates and incumbents in House and Senate races.

Company Donates Free Billboards To Englander As L.A. Weighs New Sign Regulations
A Louisiana advertising company is giving a political boost to Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander, providing free space on 50 billboards to promote

Hillary Clinton Speaks Out On Water Issues, Trump | Nbc Southern California

Priebus: Trump Doesn't Want To Rewrite The GOP Platform, And He Should Say It - Politico
The governors' message comes as lawmakers on Capitol Hill are at an impasse over what to do about Zika.

San Jose: Parents Of Bipolar Woman Killed By Officer Applaud Boosted Police Mental-health Training
For Jim and Vicki Showman, it's one more step in an ongoing effort that helps keep the memory of their daughter alive.

Candidate brutally beaten days before W.Va. state Senate primary, blames politics

An ugly scene in the Mountaineer State.

San Diego District Attorney Reverses Course And Releases Video Of Officer-involved Shootings
District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis has released video of three San Diego police officer-involved shootings, a reversal of her previous declarations that all such

State Republicans Just Trying To Keep Their Seats In Legislature - San Francisco Chronicle
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State Board To Choose School Improvement Metrics | Edsource
The State Board of Education on Wednesday is planning to choose a handful of statewide metrics to measure student performance as part of its creation of a new school accountability system.

Passenger Thinks Penn Prof From Italy Is Terrorist, Flight Is Delayed
Julie Shaw @
An olive-complexioned, curly-haired University of Pennsylvania economics professor was deeply focused while scribbling an algebraic equation Thursday night, waiting aboard an American Airlines flight scheduled to take off from Philadelphia to Syracuse, N.Y.