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Morning Wrap: 2/7/12

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Top of the morning’s news:

  • Ex-governor Pete Wilson endorsed Mitt Romney. PolitiCal
  • A federal appeals court is expected to rule today on Prop 8, the state’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. Mercury News
  • Stanford linebacker and defensive leader Shayne Skov faces DUI charges after being arrested in his dormitory’s parking lot. Chronicle
  • Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi promoted former campaign rival Paul Miyamoto to assistant sheriff. Chronicle
  • A judge says former Contra Costa narcotics cop Norman Wielch, awaiting trial on corruption charges, can’t travel to appear on the “Dr. Phil” show. Contra Costa Times
  • State officials say many motorists with newer cars may be changing their oil too much. Orange County Register
  • A UCSF study says a June ballot measure aimed at boosting the cigarette tax by $1 a pack could create 12,000 jobs and add $2 billion a year to the state’s economy. SF Business Times

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