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2015/03/27 00:22
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With Californians likely to vote as early as next year on legalizing recreational marijuana, a task force headed by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom will travel the Golden State in the coming months to help the...
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2015/03/26 23:48
2015/03/26 23:48
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Support for legalizing marijuana in California appears to be growing gradually stronger, amid talk of renewed efforts to bring a proposal to the state ballot to legalize its use, a...
2015/03/26 20:45
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The majority of Californians say their neighbors are failing to do enough to respond to the state's severe drought, according to a new poll from the Public Policy Institute. Two-thirds of residents...
2015/03/26 13:47
2015/03/26 13:47
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The majority of Californians say their neighbors are failing to do enough to respond to the state's severe drought, according to a new poll from the Public Policy Institute. Two-thirds of residents...
2015/03/26 10:02
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Worries among Californians that local water supply is inadequate have increased 16 percentage points since September 2013, according to a new poll. In 2013, 53 percent of those polled by the Public...
2015/03/25 21:19
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... by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images) The proposal, called the "Sodomite Suppression Act," won't become law. It's hard to imagine the idea would the garner the required signatures to make it...
2015/03/24 21:58
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Zyler Hartman of Sacramento was too young to participate, but he closely followed the campaigns of November 2012, especially the debate over Proposition 37, the ballot measure that would have imposed...
2015/03/20 07:58
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This drought, this water emergency – the worst in our short recorded history – is so serious that the State Water Resources Control Board voted Tuesday to mandate that hotels give patrons the option...
2015/03/19 08:02
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New America Media/El Observador, News Feature, Jenny Manrique, Posted: Mar 19, 2015 Traducción al españolEditor’s Note: California regulators on Tuesday voted to ban watering lawns more than twice a...
2015/03/19 07:58
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Few Californians may know it, but the state is in the midst of transforming the way it finances public education. The goal of the change, spearheaded by Gov. Jerry Brown, is to direct more money to...
2015/03/19 01:20
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Kindergarten hours are set to expand in the Newhall School District after board members voted this week to bring a full-day program to Old Orchard Elementary School. Newhall school board members...
2015/03/18 07:58
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While an injunction by a federal judge in Texas may have cooled the jets on President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration, the politics continue to be heated. Lost in the ruckus has been...
2015/03/16 08:02
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A historic thing happened this month at the California Republican Party Spring Organizing Convention in Sacramento – the party voted to formally recognize the California Chapter of the Log Cabin...
2015/03/15 07:58
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Poverty is the issue du jour of this year’s legislative session – with good reason. By an alternative Census Bureau method of calculating poverty, including the cost of living, 23.4 percent of...
2015/03/15 07:58
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In a sign of this dry time, Sacramento Valley rice growers offered to fallow some of their fields and sell a more valuable harvest: Feather River water. Farmers in the parched western San Joaquin...
2015/03/14 05:58
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Those cockroaches have stayed with Toni Atkins. Even though she grew up in a house that lacked running water or a gas stove, the Assembly speaker was shocked at the squalor she encountered as a...
2015/03/13 23:44
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SAN FRANCISCO -- California's new school funding formula was designed to give more money to districts with a high percentage of disadvantaged children to help meet their unique needs. But a new...
2015/03/13 18:45
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —A new report concludes thousands of California's neediest students are in districts that don't qualify for extra money under the state's new school funding law. The Local Control...
2015/03/13 13:58
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Among the most intractable debates of California politics is what to do about the California Environmental Quality Act, or CEQA, the 1970 law regulating the environmental impacts of development...
2015/03/12 17:15
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Gov. Paul LePage wants a Maine that’s more competitive. He wants to attract more corporate investment to spark job growth. He wants to entice more people to move to Maine, and he doesn’t want Maine’s...
2015/03/27 00:22
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