The Daily Populous

Tuesday September 28th, 2021 evening edition

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LOS ANGELES — Prosecutors in Los Angeles will move to dismiss nearly 60,000 marijuana-related convictions about five years after California voters approved recreational cannabis, the district attorney's office said Monday.

Officials identified about 58,000 cases that are eligible for dismissal, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón said.

Last year, Jackie Lacey, then the district attorney, dismissed 66,000 convictions related to pot.

California voters in 2016 approved a measure to legalize recreational marijuana.

Prosecutors and officials in other states have also moved to expunge or dismiss pot convictions after recreational marijuana became legal.

New York began automatically expunging criminal records of people with certain marijuana convictions after recreational marijuana was legalized this year.

Eighteen states and Washington, D.C., have legalized recreational marijuana, but not all have set up legalized sales yet. »

In deep red West Virginia, Biden’s $3.5tn spending proposal is immensely popular

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That may be especially true in West Virginia, which is a poor, largely white and working class state whose residents would stand to greatly benefit from the Biden effort.

Masters and her husband recently took out a loan to repair the roof on their house, only to lose the home in a fire.

John Findlay, executive director of the West Virginia Republican party, denied that Biden’s efforts are popular in his home state. »

Activision Blizzard Settles With Federal Employment Agency For $18 Million (Updated)

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ET: Activision Blizzard just put out a press release indicating that it has reached an agreement to settle the just-revealed U.S.

Under the agreement ... Activision Blizzard has committed to create an $18 million fund to compensate and make amends to eligible claimants.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), is now suing Call of Duty and World of Warcraft publisher Activision Blizzard. »

Fox News Host Complains of Being Attacked by Trump Fans for Reporting Facts on Arizona Audit

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"A little sad that when the GOP-commissioned and Trump-ally-funded Arizona audit found Biden got 99 more votes, people attack me & the media," Kurtz wrote on Twitter Sunday afternoon.

A little sad that when the GOP-commissioned and Trump-ally-funded Arizona audit found Biden got 99 more votes, people attack me & the media.

After the audit results were released, the leader of the Arizona Republican Party called for a new "full signature audit.". »