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By: John Eggerton A bipartisan bill, the Federal Spectrum Incentive Act, has been reintroduced in an effort to get government spectrum holders to give it up for the cause, the cause being more spectrum for wireless broadband, Wi-Fi and more….

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Some investors back policy or private-industry moves to head off a dystopian future By TOMIO GERON Matt Ocko is a venture capitalist placing big bets on the latest in artificial intelligence and big data. But he also expects that leaps forward…

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As promised, Democrats in Congress are pushing against President Trump’s executive order that wipes out much of the Obama administration’s effort to address climate change. Today, 36 House Democrats led by Reps. Brad Schneider of Illinois, Doris Matsui of California,…

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By Claudia Buck and Sammy Caiola After months of angry town halls, contentious debate and last-minute White House lobbying, Obamacare got a reprieve Friday, as House Republicans pulled their replacement health care proposal before it went to a vote. For…

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by Lydia Beyoud House Democrats introduced a handful of bills March 16 to address future socio-economic disruption caused by job automation and help close the persistent divide in broadband access between rural and low-income communities and more affluent, urban and suburban…

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BY TARYN LUNA The guest list isn’t limited to lawmakers for President Donald Trump’s first address before a joint Congress Tuesday night in Washington. It’s a tradition for members of Congress to extend a special invitation to someone of their…

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By Robin Opsahl Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Sacramento, spoke about her experience in the House, her family’s history of internment and politics in the Trump era Thursday to a crowd of more than 100 at the Citizen Hotel in Sacramento as…

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By Ben Adler   With Congress on recess this week, voters who support or oppose President Trump have the chance to get some face time with their local representatives. Sacramento Democrat Doris Matsui held a town hall meeting on health…

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By Michael R. Blood Twelve years ago, widespread destruction from Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast helped compel federal engineers 2,000 miles away in California to remake a 1950s-era dam by constructing a massive steel-and-concrete gutter that would manage surging…

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Fully driverless cars could be rolling down Sacramento streets in just more than a year, following a push by Mayor Darrell Steinberg, U.S. Rep. Doris Matsui and state Sen. Richard Pan to gain federal approval for automated-vehicle testing, the three…

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A Democratic lawmaker is calling on President-elect Donald Trump to denounce a surrogate who approvingly cited the mass internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II as “precedent” for a registry of Muslim immigrants. “The imprisonment of thousands of Japanese-Americans during…

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Oceangoing travelers for the first time can see what crimes are being reported aboard ships operating in U.S. ports — and the numbers compared with last year could make some of them seasick. The number of reported sexual assaults on cruise…

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