Politics

A year after background check defeat, modest goals

10:37 a.m. April 16

WASHINGTON — Democratic worries about this November’s elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama’s effort to pass new curbs on firearms.

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Woodland plans to extend ban on pot businesses

8:52 p.m. April 15

The Woodland City Council plans to renew its temporary ban on recreational marijuana businesses for another six months.

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NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

10:23 a.m. April 16

BRUSSELS — NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, the alliance’s chief said Wednesday.