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Crime

Democratic donor convicted of offering drugs for sex; 2 died

A federal jury on Tuesday convicted a wealthy California political donor on charges he injected gay men with methamphetamine in exchange for sex, leading to two deaths and other overdoses. Ed Buck, 66, was found guilty of all nine felony counts in federal court, which could lead to a life sentence. The verdict came exactly

Buz Blog

Opinion: Has the Rebellion Begun?

Spending seven days in Southern California in the middle of July was enlightening. My youngest son and his family just moved into an older middle class neighborhood in Lakewood, CA. Even though the Fourth of July had been the week before, many of the houses were still flying the Stars and Stripes on their porches.

Politics

With Senate again up for grabs, 2022 already a multimillion-dollar race

Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly has a huge fundraising lead over potential challengers to his 2022 re-election bid, but analysts say that’s still no guarantee in a campaign where both parties are fighting to take control of an evenly divided Senate. Kelly, a Democrat, reported raising $10.4 million in the first six months of this year,

Politics

California recall has enough signatures to make ballot

Organizers of the recall effort against California Gov. Gavin Newsom collected enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot, state election officials said Monday, likely triggering just the second such election in state history. “The people of California have done what the politicians thought would be impossible,” said Orrin Heatlie, the retired county sheriff’s sergeant

State

Kelly takes oath, casts first vote as Arizona’s newest senator

Mark Kelly can drop “senator-elect” from his title. Less than a month after Election Day, Kelly was sworn in as the junior senator from Arizona on Wednesday and will serve the remaining two years of the late Sen. John McCain’s term. Kelly, who ran on a promise to be a bipartisan voice in the Senate,

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