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MADD on Prop. 22 + Wedding gowns at the Capitol + Parents for split roll, affirmative action

Good morning and happy Tuesday!

FIRST UP — Sen. Mike McGuire, D-Healdsburg, isn’t shy when it comes to touting the quality of one of his district’s most famous crops.

“World class cannabis comes from the Emerald Triangle (of Humboldt, Mendocino and Trinity counties),” he said.

Now that recognition is about to be official and enforce by law.

Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a law, authored by McGuire and inspired by the wine industry, that ties the coveted “appellation of origin” label to the sun and soil of a region.

If you’re a cannabis connoisseur, that’s a big deal. It means Emerald Triangle farmers can market their product to tout their North Coast roots, and potentially gain an advantage over competitors.

MADD FOR PROP 22

The Uber- and Lyft-funded campaign for the ballot measure to re-classify rideshare drivers as independent contractors has secured the endorsement of Mothers Against Drunk Driving,

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Prop bet-style picks for Pence-Harris vice presidential debate

For the second straight week, FanDuel is offering a free “Presidential Pick ’em” contest, this time centered around the lone vice presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris on Wednesday night. Politics have basically become sports (and vice/versa), so it only makes sense that a daily fantasy sports and sports betting site offers a contest like this. 

Here are the basics: Enter the contest, make your guesses on 10 debate-related questions — which are essentially prop bets — and see how many you get correct at the end of the night. There will be contests for each of the two remaining presidential debates over the next couple weeks.

PLAY FOR FREE: FanDuel Presidential Pick ’em

With just 10 multiple choice questions, there are only so many ways you can differentiate your entry and finish near the top of the leaderboard. Experienced FanDuel players know you have to take a

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California’s Prop 16 would allow discrimination against women

Proposition 16 seeks to repeal the provision of the California Constitution that prohibits discrimination and preferential treatment on the basis of race and sex in public education, employment and contracting. That provision was put there by Prop 209 in 1996.

Little has been said about how this repeal effort could have the unintended consequence of furthering discrimination against women in college admissions.

Reports of discrimination against women in college admissions have been widespread since at least 2006, when Kenyon College Dean of Admissions Jennifer Delahunty Britz wrote in the New York Times, “The reality is that because young men are rarer, they’re more valued applicants. … The standards for admission to today’s most selective colleges are stiffer for women than men.” A year later, Henry Broaddus, dean of admissions at the College of William & Mary, acknowledged that his institution gives preference to men: “We are the College of William

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Prop bet-style picks for first Trump-Biden debate

With politics becoming more like sports (and sports becoming more like politics), it only makes sense that FanDuel is offering a free “Presidential Pick ‘em” contest for the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden on Tuesday night.

Here’s how it works: Enter the contest, make your guesses on 10 debate-related questions — which are essentially prop bets — and see how many you get correct at the end of the night. There will be contests for each of the debates over the next four weeks.

PLAY FOR FREE: FanDuel Presidential Pick ’em

With just 10 multiple choice questions (some of which we already definitively know the answers to, spoiler alert), there are only so many ways you can differentiate your guesses and land near the top of the leaderboard. Experienced DFS players know you have to take a few chances to win a FanDuel tournament, and while

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