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Yeager Asks County Board of Supervisors to Condemn Russia’s Anti-LGBT Laws

Russia’s new laws against the LGBT community have sparked international protests. The country will host next year’s Olympic games. (Photo by valya v, via Flickr)

Russia inspired pandemic outrage this summer when it introduced a spate of homophobic laws, including one that outlaws “gay propaganda,” which could get citizens and tourists jailed for something as innocuous as wearing a rainbow T-shirt. Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors President Ken Yeager wants his colleagues to take a stand against the draconian legislation, especially since the country plans to host the 2014 Olympics and Paralympics.

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Council Moves EPS Ban Forward

San Jose joined dozens of other cities in California by moving forward with a phased-out ban of expanded polystyrene (EPS) to-go containers from restaurants. (Photo by dotpolka, via Flickr)

San Jose came closer to banning Styrofoam and expanded polystyrene (EPS) food containers after the City Council voted 9-2 Tuesday to move forward with a phase-out. Councilmembers Johnny Khamis and Pete Constant opposed a ban.

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