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Opposing opinions on river diversions show contentious nature of coastal master plan

by The Editors  The Lens |  0 comments

Are sediment diversions a dangerous experiment or coastal savior? (continued)

  • 03.26.2015
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Advocates again urge NOPD to stop checking immigration status

by Charles Maldonado  The Lens |  0 comments

Council member says current policy “confusing;” chief unable to detail draft of rewrite. (continued)

  • 03.25.2015
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Live blog for Thursday: Sheriff, city square off over consent decree finances

by Charles Maldonado  The Lens |  0 comments

Gusman says city money falls short; city wants to void prison healthcare contract. (continued)

  • 03.25.2015
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