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State Sen. Noreen Evans won’t seek 2nd term

State Sen. Noreen Evans made it official Monday, announcing on her Facebook page that she will not seek a second term in 2014.

Windsor mulls gun control topic

Windsor Council members are divided on whether to take up the volatile topic of gun control, a national issue over which they have little say.

Apartments proposed for Rohnert Park ballpark site

The company behind the only residential housing developments in Rohnert Park in the past 12 years is back with a project that would punctuate a sore chapter for the city.

County shifts $6.6 million to SMART

Sonoma County transit officials Monday agreed to give $6.6 million that would have gone for bicycle and pedestrian projects to the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District to buy additional cars.

County yet to count 23% of ballots

Two weeks after the election, as many as 41,700 mail-in and provisional ballots remain uncounted in Sonoma County, about 23 percent of the total cast by voters.

North Coast lawmakers behind 43 new laws

California’s troubled state parks system, shaky finances and problems with violence at mental health facilities were areas of focus this year for the North Coast’s legislative delegation.

Democratic Party mailer portrays Marc Levine as Republican

Marc Levine’s campaign is crying foul over a mailer that portrays the state Assembly candidate who once campaigned for President Barack Obama as a supporter of Mitt Romney.

The mailer, which was sent out over the weekend, was paid for by the California Democratic Party, which is supporting Assemblyman Michael Allen.

Both Allen and Levine, a San Rafael city councilman, are running as Democrats in a newly-created Assembly seat that includes southern Sonoma County and all of Marin County.

A push for votes at Labor Day breakfast in Santa Rosa

Politicians and union leaders rallied Monday at the annual Labor Day breakfast in Santa Rosa, emphatically urging the crowd to vote for Democratic and labor candidates and issues.

Delegates ready for Democratic National Convention

Sukhwinder Lamba and Rumka Singh, an upwardly mobile Santa Rosa couple, are taking their two children on a special trip this week to North Carolina.

Windsor grapples with increase in apartment projects

A surge in the number of apartments proposed in Windsor is giving pause to some Town Council members and prompting soul searching on whether the high-density projects will alter the town character. About 1,150 apartment dwellings are currently proposed, prompting questions whether Windsor can handle that many built in a short period and whether the influx of renters will create a different sense of community than comes with home ownership.

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