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Members of Congress who belong to the Congressional Black Caucus Diversity Task Force are standing at Merritt College in Oakland. From left, Maxine Waters, Barbara Lee, G. K. Butterfield and Gregory Meeks.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee discusses tech economy in Oakland

On Monday afternoon, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, who represents California’s 13thDistrict, which includes Oakland, stood in front of a stage at the Barbara Lee Science and Allied Health Center at Merritt College in Oakland. She was...

Port still waiting on federal funds for dredging

The federal government has been collecting the Harbor Maintenance Tax from port customers for years with the specific purpose of port maintenance and dredging. When the government increased the tax in 1990, it did so...