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Two bills from 2017 die on the vine

As a result of legislative deadlines, two bills from last year are dead after failing to pass out of the house of origin before the Jan. 31 deadline. AB 165, by Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove), sought to peel back the California Electronic Communications Privacy...

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Free stuff: Reporting on opioids crisis

The application deadline is Feb. 21 for an all-expenses-paid opportunity for 15 journalists to take a deep dive into the opioids crisis. The training, offered by the National Press Foundation and American Society of Addiction Medicine, is April 10-15 in San Diego. The training will...

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CNPA joins amicus brief in another reverse-CPRA case

This week, CNPA and other media organizations joined in an amicus brief filed by the Reporter’s Committee for Freedom of the Press supporting the Sacramento News and Review, which was sued by the former Sacramento mayor in a reverse-CPRA action in 2015. Increasingly common, a...

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Register now for Feb. 21 Governmental Affairs Day

Make plans to attend CNPA’s 21st Annual Governmental Affairs Day on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Don’t miss the chance to meet and interact with California’s legislators and legislative leaders. Senate President pro Tem-elect Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon...

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Legislators introduce new bills

Facing a deadline of Feb. 16 to introduce new bills, legislators are slowly rolling out new measures for consideration in this second year of the biennial session. While the pace of introduction seems to be a trickle, staff anticipates a flood of bills as we...

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Register now for Feb. 21 Governmental Affairs Day

Make plans to attend CNPA’s 21st Annual Governmental Affairs Day on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Don’t miss the chance to meet and interact with California’s legislators and legislative leaders. Senate President pro Tem-elect Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon...

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CNPA contests: Next step, judging

By the extended entry deadline last Friday, 2,500 separate entries from dailies and weeklies had been submitted for the California Journalism Awards (formerly known as the CNPA Better Newspapers Contest). Campus entries from high school, community college and university members, totaled 568. Judges from entering...

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ArchiveInABox for Publishers

SmallTownPapers, Inc., a CNPA Allied Partner, has launched a new archive management platform for newspaper publishers which is free to use and compatible with CMS publishing platforms. ArchiveInABox for Publishers lets you archive your weekly PDF editions, “born digital” website articles and place your own...

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