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March 04, 2022

 

The 2022 legislative session is quickly coming to a close.  Last week was turnaround, considered the halfway point of session.  However, it is not the same amount of time to complete the “second half” of session.  The first half is about 1.5 months, while the second half is less than 4 week.  We have about two weeks for committee meetings and then a few full days on the floor to work bills. 

 

There are still some major issues to tackle – redistricting maps, a budget, election security, health freedom, and hopefully tax cuts, including sales tax on food.  With so many important issues to be finished, the next few weeks will be extremely busy.

 

There were a few bills debated on the floor, but no final action was taken during the week.

 

It is an honor and a privilege to serve as your 12th District State Senator.      

Caryn

 

NEWS

Sentencing in robbery case continued

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In a sentencing hearing set for Friday, Dec. 2, Robert Woody III appeared in Linn County District Court in front of Judge Andrea Purvis, but instead of sentencing being handed down, the defense requested a continuance. Defense counsel Craig Cole noted his client had just brought... [More]

Short term solution to landfill issue possible

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Discussions at Monday’s Linn County Commissioner’s meeting turned to the landfill issue and the fact that, as it currently sits, the landfill is only a year and half out from closing. During Monday’s discussions, Linn County Public Works Administrator Shaun... [More]

Allen sentenced to time served

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Charges amended to one count of leaving the scene of an accident   James Rocky Allen appeared in Linn County District Court on Tuesday, Nov. 29 for what was slated to be a preliminary hearing in case LN-2020-CR-000240 in which he was charged with second degree murder;... [More]

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SPORTS

Prairie View wrestling has success at Steve Leslie Invitational

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The Prairie View wrestling team traveled to Pleasant Hill on Dec. 2 and 3 to compete in the Steve Leslie Invitational. The boys’ team had three wrestlers place in the top four while the girls’ team had two wrestlers place in the top four. Kimmy Eastwood wrestled... [More]

Blu-Jays split runaway season openers

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Pleasanton basketball teams began their season Friday with a split varsity decision at Prairie Village-Kansas City Christian (KCC), the girls winning 39-19 while the boys took a 60-31 loss. Both teams now have two games upcoming at this week’s early-season round-robin... [More]

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COMMUNITY

Food dyes and behavior Part 2 - Red dyes and their effects

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Synthetic dyes are used as colorants in many of the foods we ingest, but until recently no one had ever looked at the connection between those synthetic dyes and behavioral issues. In 2018, the California legislature funded a report that contained conclusions linked to the... [More]

Food dyes and behavior Part 1 - Where dyes come from and how they are regulated

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Have you ever watched as your child’s mood seemed to “flip” and they suddenly went from mellow to maniac? Or perhaps you have watched as they grew and wondered from time to time if they have ADHD but yet their symptoms aren’t consistent enough to have... [More]

Holiday Events in Linn County

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Thursday, Dec. 1 * Pleasanton Elementary Winter Concert - Art Show in the south gymnasium begins at 6:30 p.m. concert in the north gymnasium at 7 p.m.   Saturday, Dec. 3 * Judging begins on the Prescott Christmas Lights and Decorating Contest and will run through... [More]

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