AirTalk for January 15, 2014

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A federal appeals court gave a mixed ruling on Internet access regulations yesterday. The DC Circuit Court affirmed that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has authority to create open-access rules.
12/9 Sheriff Baca conference 7

Competitive race to replace Sheriff Lee Baca

Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell has launched into the race for LA County Sheriff with a list of banner endorsements. Despite inexperience running a political campaign, he begins boldly with support from LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, L.
LAPD Takes Over Security At Dodgers Games After Attack On Giants Fan
The field to replace retiring Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has just become more crowded, with Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell announcing that he's joining the race.
Included in the 1 trillion dollar federal spending bill for 2014 is a provision that could limit helicopter noise over Los Angeles County within a year. The provision directs the Secretary of the Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration to create regulations on excess helicopter noise.
Gov. Chris Christie Addresses The Fort Lee George Washington Bridge Scandal

Why is New Jersey shrugging off Chris Christie scandal?

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie might be in the middle of a pretty juicy scandal but he seems to be emerging without too much damage to his reputation and future prospects. 'Bridgegate', the controversy surrounding the traffic jam caused by lane closures on the George Washington Bridge, did shave a little bit off of Christie's popularity but a new Quinnipiac poll shows that New Jersey residents are largely sticking by their governor.
French President Francois Hollande Gives A Press Conference  At Elysee Palace
A French magazine, Closer, published exclusive photos last week showing a man it alleged to be French president Francois Hollande arriving at the apartment of actress Julie Gayet by scooter.
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