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Import tax a bad deal for Americans

Economic protectionism has been a big part of President Donald Trump’s success, but rather than “winning,” it would be a losing proposition for most Americans.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, have proposed a continuation of this theme in the form of a “border adjustment tax,” otherwise known as a tariff, of 20 percent on imported goods. It is being pushed as part of a larger tax reform package, which would likely include a significant reduction to the corporate tax rate asIt seems that Ryan has recently been reconsidering the measure, however, after many fellow Republican members of Congress have bristled over the imposition of a tax estimated to cost $1 trillion over 10 years.

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Date: 1498210080

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Things to do in Orange County June 23-29

FRIDAY, JUNE 23

“Dead Man’s Cellphone”: This dramatic comedy begins when an incessantly ringing cell phone disturbs a woman sitting at a café table. She is furious at the owner for not picking up the call, until she discovers he’s dead. 8 p.m. Friday, June 23-July 8. 2 p.m. Sunday, June 25 and July 2. $20-$24. 5021 E. Anaheim Street, Long Beach. 562-494-1014 or lbplayhouse.org

39th annual “A Taste of Greece” Festival: This 3-day festival features traditional Greek cuisine and pastries, wine tasting, live music, church tours, authentic Greek dancing with lessons and boutique booths reminiscent of a neighborhood in

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Date: 1498210074

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Lakers GM Rob Pelinka says team will remain ‘really relentless’ in trades

EL SEGUNDO – The day began at 5 a.m. when Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka woke up so he could make phone calls with Eastern Conference teams starting their workday at more conventional hours.

The day ended with the Lakers experiencing the predictable and unexpected. To no one’s surprise, the Lakers selected UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball with their No. 2 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft. But Pelinka felt “gratitude,” because the team then added three more players by virtue of two trades.

The Lakers selected Utah forward Kyle Kuzma with the No. 27 pick, which they acquired from Brooklyn after

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Date: 1498210068

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Sterling Commons sponsors fundraiser

As many as 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and nearly 15 million more are faced with the financial and emotional challenges of caring for a loved with the disease.Sterling Commons is sponsoring a fundraiser to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Los Angeles, which provides care, support, information and research efforts for the local community.  You can help this worthy cause and also have the chance to win great […]

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Date: 1498124225

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Cannabis community holds court at Victorville City Council meeting

VICTORVILLE — The city’s cannabis community turned out in full force Tuesday night to protest an urgency ordinance of the City Council that, if approved by four of the five Council members, would amend the Municipal Code to regulate the “personal, medical and commercial use of marijuana” within city limits.The ordinance was brought to the Council in response to Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), which more than 57 percent of California […]

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Date: 1498124219

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‘The Sounds’ to play at Green Tree Inn

AVFPD adopts ordinance that raises fireworks fine amounts

APPLE VALLEY — The use of fireworks here just got a lot more expensive.With a unanimous 5-0 vote at their meeting Tuesday evening, the Apple Valley Fire Protection District board of directors adopted an administrative citation ordinance that raises the amount investigators are able to fine residents within the district for the discharge of fireworks of any kind.”We’ve had an ordinance for illegal fireworks for more than 20 years, but this will hopefully help deter people […]

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Date: 1498124103

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Apple Valley Unified approves LCAP and 2017-18 budget of $135.4 million

APPLE VALLEY — The Apple Valley Unified School District’s projected budget for 2017-18 was approved by the Board of Trustees last week with an ending balance $7 million less than that of this year’s.The budget was approved along with the district’s 2017-2020 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) during its June 15 meeting.The 2017-18 budget shows revenues of $129.7 million, expenditures of $135.4 million […]

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Date: 1498124097

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Apple Valley Super Target shooting suspect pleads not guilty

APPLE VALLEY — Criminal charges were filed against a man shot and wounded by authorities following his alleged involvement in a Memorial Day shooting, court records show.Dearld Edward Wicker is facing counts of attempted murder, assault with a firearm on a person and being a felon or addict in possession of a firearm after prosecutors filed criminal charges against him on June 5.San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department officials previously said Wicker shot a man […]

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Date: 1498124091

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Tragic toll: Phoenix Foundation trying to keep up with area’s mounting need

APPLE VALLEY — Julie Norton said the rash of tragedies this year in the High Desert have kept her organization very busy serving local families.“It seems like there’s a tragedy nearly every week and this year seems to be worse than others,” said Norton, the founder of the High Desert Phoenix Foundation, a nonprofit that helps those who have lost relatives and loved ones to crime and accidents.“We’re responding to more suicides, […]

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Date: 1498124084

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