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Friday March 12nd, 2021 day edition

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Katrina Foley is also the first female Democrat ever to sit on the five-member Orange County Board of Supervisors.

In this photo of a group of current and former Orange County, California, officials, Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley can be seen on the far right.

On March 9, 2021, Foley became the first female Democrat to be elected to the Orange County Board of Supervisors.

SANTA ANA, Calif. (CN) — Democrats picked up a second seat on the five-member Orange County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday when Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley won a special election to replace a Republican supervisor elected to Congress last year.

Republican John Moorlach, a former state senator and Orange County supervisor who was backed by the county’s GOP party, took second in the race with 30.98% of ballots.

Voter turnout in the coastal Second District — where Republicans held a formidable advantage in the number of registered voters — came in at 24.3%, according to county data.

Smoller said the result will “embolden” county Democrats to inject more resources in local races at all levels of government. »

Rep. James Clyburn Re-Introduces $100 Billion Internet-for-All Bill

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As advertised, House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.), joined by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), has re-introduced a bill to close the digital divide by connecting everyone to the internet at high speeds--1 Gig is the goal.

"This pandemic has further widened the digital divide and exposed the urgent need to enact the Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act," said Clyburn.

Clyburn, who created the Rural Broadband Task Force, has said he has lined up support in the House and Senate for his bill. »

The Tragic Real-Life Story Of Andy Kaufman

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Kaufman struggled in high school, according to Bill Zehme's biography Lost in the Funhouse, but kept going largely to please his father.

He proudly displayed it to all his buddies, who knew full-well that Kaufman had purposely treated his psych evaluations as a high-stakes joke.

As friend Gil Gevins said, "He was aware that it was all this kind of game that he played. »

Folk of the Feywild

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Wander into the magical realm of the Feywild in this month’s Unearthed Arcana!

This Is Playtest Content The material in Unearthed Arcana is presented for playtesting and to spark your imagination.

UNEARTHED ARCANA: Folk of the Feywild. »