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Sacramento County Primary Elections June 5

Sacramento County Primary Elections June 5

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Voters head to the polls to make some big decisions Tuesday. Here's what you need to know about the new ballot.

Any voter in California will now be able to vote for any legislative or congressional candidate.

Campaigns use software, data to woo voters

Candidates still walk neighborhood streets and knock on doors for votes.  But more of them these days are like Steve Hansen, a Sacramento city council candidate who knows a lot about his would-be constituents ... before he ever meets them.

"When we walk up and ask a question," Hansen says, "we may already have some answers."

The nuggets of information, and even the technology, are not that revolutionary.  But what may be is the way all of it is being used, especially for campaigns on the local level.

"Campaigns are always more successful if they're able to target messages to voters that really resonate with those voters," said Democratic political consultant Paul Mitchell.

Opinion: Time to Get out of Afghanistan

Opinion: Time to Get out of Afghanistan

By Steven E. Masone 

North Korea threatened to launch another missile in a provocative move recently and the United Nations Security Council does nothing. No sanctions, no action. The world wants the U.S. to be the world cops, but will not provide through the U.N.

VIDEO: One word reactions to State of the Union

SACRAMENTO, CA - People share their thoughts on the state of the country and the president's State of the Union speech Tuesday night.

COMPARE: What was emphasized in 2010 and 2011 in the State of the Union 

Hear and see what they had to say about the speech in a word.

By Suzanne Phan, sphan@news10.net

Twitter: @suzannephan

Facebook: SuzannePhanNews10

Congresswoman Matsui Announces $19.4 Million in Federal Grants for Sacramento Law Enforcement

Congresswoman Matsui Announces $19.4 Million in Federal Grants for Sacramento Law Enforcement

Congresswoman Matsui Announces $19.4 Million in Federal Grants for Sacramento Law Enforcement

Federal Grant Will Provide Funding for 50 Positions

SACRAMENTO, CA – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-Sacramento) announced Thursday that over $19.4 million in federal funding for local law enforcement, enabling the hiring, re-hiring or retaining of 50 first responders to protect and serve the Sacramento community.  The grants provide 100 percent funding for the entry-level salaries and benefits of newly-hired, or rehired, full-time officer positions over a 3-year period.  The Sacramento Sheriff’s Department was awarded $11,306,450 for 25 deputies; the Sacramento Police Department will receive $8,102,450 for 25 officers.

The federal grants are made available through the U.S.

Mutual Housing receives nearly $500,000 for housing development and upgrades

Mutual Housing receives nearly $500,000 for housing development and upgrades

Sacramento|Yolo Mutual Housing Association recently received $464,985 from NeighborWorks® America .

The grants will help support Mutual Housing’s healthy housing by developing new, sustainable communities for the Sacramento region’s diverse households as well as upgrading older multifamily housing to make it greener and more energy-efficient.

Of these funds, $329,485 was a capital grant for programs and services, real estate development and maintenance, $110,500 was for organizational underwriting and $25,000 for green initiatives and cash flow.  

“If you can show strong outcomes,” said Rachel Iskow, Mutual Housing Executive Director, “NeighborWorks will let the organization use the funds as it sees fit.

“Because we have a strong business plan and strong strategic goals, these funds will help us continue developing healthy housing in the local region, maintain and upgrade our communities as well as  providing programs and services for o