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CNPA and Column: Public-notice website is changing

CNPA Members whose public notices are posted to will need to steer their postings to a new public-notice platform being developed with Column. All adjudicated CNPA Members should encourage their legal-notice staff to learn about this change now. Read all about the initiative at and...

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Workplace guidance on face coverings

Last Wednesday, California’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board decided to withdraw revisions to the Emergency Temporary Standards that were previously sent to the Office of Administrative Law in order to update Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 prevention requirements with the latest guidance, the agency’s website said. The...

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Sharpen your editing with these press releases

By Jim Pumarlo The hyper partisanship in today’s political landscape was on full display with passage of the American Rescue Plan. It passed on a straight party-line vote. A Minnesota congressman joined in the chorus of his fellow Republicans characterizing the bill as bloated and...

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Legislative Update: What Happened This Week

SB-16 (Skinner) Peace officers: release of records Position: Support This bill passed the Senate Floor 31-3. This bill would, commencing July 1, 2022, make every incident involving use of force to make a member of the public comply with an officer, force that is unreasonable,...

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CNPA and Column: Get onboard

CNPA‘s informational webinar last Thursday provided background and a primer on Column’s new public-notice platform. Column is billed as “the first collaborative public notice platform helping publishers, governments and legal services work together to inform their communities.” And CNPA is quickly sharing details with members regarding this...

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Learn even more about public notice

CNPA is a State Partner of the Public Notice Resource Center. The PNRC’s mission is to promote government and corporate transparency through research and education on the importance of providing public notice in newspapers. CNPA Members are invited to utilize the PNRC’s resources, which include guides, house ads,...

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Affiliated Organization News: Audience Summit is June 23-25

The Great Western Audience Alliance invites CNPA Members to participate in its Great Western Audience Development Summit. The virtual event is set for June 23-25 and will feature large- and smaller-market audience development specialists from around the country. “If your challenges are digital growth or route optimization,...

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The Appeal, a five-day daily newspaper in Marysville, California is in search of a reporter/paginator to join our newsroom. The full-time, entry-level position would require news reporting and extensive page design work for the daily publication.  Candidates must have prior experience using Adobe InDesign and...

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CNPA and Column: The word is out

CNPA recently mailed an information packet to members covering its partnership with Column. And it is quickly sharing details with members regarding this crucial enhancement in public notice. Column is billed as “the first collaborative public notice platform helping publishers, governments and legal services work together...

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