Googlers are pushing for a commitment to zero emissions by 2030 and to cancel contracts with fossil fuel companies.
The project aims to provide free high-speed internet to over 22 million below poverty line households by 2020.
On Tuesday night, Pramila Jayapal became the first ever Indian-American woman to be elected to Congress, winning a seat in Seattle’s 7th Congressional District.
The Associated Press declared a win for Initiated Measure 21 around 10:00 p.m. Tuesday, with around 75 percent of voters approving the measure. It caps interest rates on payday and car title loans at 36 percent. Under current laws, there is no limit on how much interest lenders can charge on these loans.
Syria’s decision brings to 197 the number of nations signed up to the landmark 2015 pact on global warming, the first in more than 20 years of UN negotiations to bind both developed and developing countries to a clear limit on temperature rises.
Voters soured Tuesday on sweetened beverages, agreeing to add taxes to soft drinks and soda in Boulder, Colo., and three California cities.
Hundreds of thousands of Arizonans will get a raise Jan. 1. Arizona voters have approved Proposition 206 to boost the state’s minimum wage and to require employers to provide paid sick time.
Californians now face a new grocery-store reality: No more plastic bags. Voters approved Proposition 67, the statewide ban on carry-out plastic bags, 52 percent to 48 percent.
The initiative outlaws the possession of ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, requires background checks for people buying bullets, makes it a crime not to report lost or stolen guns, and provides a process for taking guns from people upon their conviction for a felony.
Manka Dhingra (D) won her special election to a state Senate seat, which switches control of the chamber.