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Region’s defense firms brace for $113M in cuts

By   /  Friday, August 31st, 2012  /  Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Region’s defense firms brace for $113M in cuts

If a $55 billion cut to the U.S. defense budget takes effect on Jan. 2 as planned, small and mid-sized military contractors in the Tri-Counties stand to be hit the hardest by a $113 million reduction in the $1.2 billion that currently goes to defense spending in the region. The military cuts are part of Read More →

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Junior colleges pan cuts: Schools prepare to shrink classes, faculty

By   /  Friday, January 20th, 2012  /  Features, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Junior colleges pan cuts: Schools prepare to shrink classes, faculty

The six community college campuses in the Tri-Counties are cutting classes, decreasing faculty and raising student fees.

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Editorial: Higher education caught in governor’s game with voters

By   /  Friday, January 13th, 2012  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Higher education caught in governor’s game with voters

In his proposed 2012-13 budget, Gov. Jerry Brown is playing a high-stakes game when it comes to higher education.

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Editorial: Saving a state park one visitor at a time

By   /  Friday, August 26th, 2011  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  2 Comments

Some impressive political forces are lining up to help save McGrath State Beach.

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