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Former Mayor Jan Marx to pay $300 to SLO over alleged campaign violations

The city of San Luis Obispo ruled on Friday, December 30, 2016, that former Mayor Jan Marx did not intentionally violate the city’s limits on campaign donations when she accepted two $300 contributions from a company and committee tied to a political consultant who had already donated his maximum amount. Though the city cleared Marx and Black of intentional wrongdoing, Marx will pay $300 and Black will pay $600 to the city’s General Fund.

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4 cities swear in new (and not-so-new) City Council members

It was out with the old, and in with the new for four local city councils this week, as the administrative bodies welcomed new members and said farewell to outgoing members. Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Grover Beach and Morro Bay all held their swearing-in ceremonies for councilmembers and mayors this week.

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Trump voters say they’re doing fine but government is lying about economy’s health

There’s a disconnect between economic data suggesting a good and growing economy, and a groundswell of voters who think those numbers are rigged. Interviews with several dozen voters in Western Pennsylvania who support Republican Donald Trump reveal a deeply held distrust of government statistics and programs, a fear that their own relative prosperity is threatened and the strong sense that change is critical in the White House.

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On election night, Heidi Harmon shared her goals for SLO

Heidi Harmon squeaked past incumbent Jan Marx to win the San Luis Obispo mayor’s seat by just 47 votes, according to the county Clerk-Recorder's Office. On election night, Nov. 8, 2016, Harmon trailed by 5 percentage points. She spoke about her goals as mayor if she was elected.

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On election night, Heidi Harmon shared her goals for SLO

Heidi Harmon squeaked past incumbent Jan Marx to win the San Luis Obispo mayor’s seat by just 47 votes, according to the county Clerk-Recorder's Office. On election night, Nov. 8, 2016, Harmon trailed by 5 percentage points. She spoke about her goals as mayor if she was elected.
Joe Johnston The Tribune
On election night, Heidi Harmon shared her goals for SLO 0:31

On election night, Heidi Harmon shared her goals for SLO

Hundreds protest Trump in San Luis Obispo: 'He doesn't represent us' 0:39

Hundreds protest Trump in San Luis Obispo: 'He doesn't represent us'

Hundreds of Cal Poly students protest Trump election victory 1:18

Hundreds of Cal Poly students protest Trump election victory

San Luis Obispo mayor, City Council winners share their visions for future 1:22

San Luis Obispo mayor, City Council winners share their visions for future