Local politicians advocate for boycott of Amazon

Two local legislators joined advocacy groups in Sacramento Monday to boycott Amazon due to the company’s effort to overturn a law requiring online retailers to collect state and local sales tax from their customers. State Senator Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley, and state Assemblymember Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, teamed up with state advocacy
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Senator to introduce bill to ban death penalty

State Senator Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley, plans to introduce a bill next week that would ban the death penalty in the state of California. If passed by the state Legislature, the bill would place the issue on the November 2012 ballot. If subsequently approved by voters, it would replace the existing
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Tax out-of-state online retailers

We all know Berkeley loves to read. In fact, according to a recent report, Berkeley is the third-most well-read city in the nation. Despite our love of the written word, Berkeley, along with many other cities throughout California, has witnessed our cherished local bookstores vanish right before our eyes as
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