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1 hr ago | Cybercast News Service

California to appeal ruling tossing death penalty

California's attorney general said Thursday she will appeal a federal court ruling that called the state's death penalty unconstitutional.


Related Topix: Death Penalty, California Government

2 hrs ago | KRNV-TV Reno

California to give legal aid to immigrant minors

Democratic lawmakers say they will approve legislation supported by Gov. Jerry Brown to spend $3 million to provide legal help for unaccompanied children from Central America.


Related Topix: California Government, US Governors, Jerry Brown

2 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Richard Dreyfuss tells California lawmakers that politics should be a noble calling

Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss told California lawmakers he hopes the American public will once again view politics as a noble calling.


Related Topix: Horror Movies, California Government, Thriller, Adventure, Jaws, Richard Dreyfuss, Entertainment

5 hrs ago | National Public Radio

California Drought Has Wild Salmon Competing With Almonds For Water

A field of almond trees is reflected in an irrigation canal in Firebaugh, Calif., in the San Joaquin Valley in 2009.


Related Topix: California Government, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Firebaugh, CA, Agriculture, Science, Klamath, CA

9 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Naked full-body scanners failed to detect weapons: study

Research conducted by three universities found the Rapiscan Secure 1000 - which they bought on eBay - could not detect concealed weapons such as knives, guns and explosives when covered with plumbers tape.


Related Topix: UC San Diego

14 hrs ago | Press-Telegram

California drought stings bees, honey supplies

California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Honey, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Apiculture, Science, Agriculture, Los Banos, CA

17 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

California graduates surpass those nationwide in college and career readiness

Less than 30 percent of California's 2014 high school graduates took the ACT test, which assesses students for college and career readiness, according to a report released Wednesday.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Wine, Drink

Wed Aug 20, 2014

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

The California Highway Patrol says one of its officers could face serious charges in the videotaped beating of a woman on the side of a freeway.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

KCRA-TV Sacramento

California lawmakers discuss regulating groundwater

Three years of drought have Californians debating an end to the state's status as one of the last in the West with a pump-as-you-please policy for the vital underground sources that provide up to 65 percent of the state's water.


Related Topix: California Government, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Science, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Agoura Hills, CA

Star Tribune

California's surface water, groundwater come under scrutiny during drought

California law and state government treat surface water and groundwater differently, with both resources coming under scrutiny as a three-year drought lingers.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, California Government

The Fresno Bee

Late arrival, missing signatures voided many California mail ballots, study finds

Voters cast their ballots at the El Dorado County Senior Center in El Dorado Hills on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.


Related Topix: El Dorado County, CA, El Dorado Hills, CA, Sacramento, CA

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Officials say Lake Tahoe imperiled by wildfires

California Gov. Jerry Brown, left, talks with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, center, and Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif., after they spoke a the 18th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in South Lake Tahoe, Calif.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom McClintock, Brian Sandoval, US Governors, California Government, Jerry Brown, US Senate, Senator Dean Heller, Representative Dean Heller

The Modesto Bee

California governor agrees to debate GOP rival

The one-hour debate - first reported by KQED News on Monday - is scheduled for Sept.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Sacramento, CA

The Fresno Bee

Audit finds questionable billing by California drug rehab programs

Shoddy oversight led California to approve almost $1 million for potentially ineligible drug rehab providers, including for services supposedly rendered to dead people, according to a new state audit.


Related Topix: California Government

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Raw Story

California bill increasing scrutiny on tax breaks for businesses goes to Gov. Brown's desk

Tax credits aimed at persuading businesses to locate in California would be subject to detailed performance reviews to make sure they are boosting the state's economy under a bill passed on Tuesday by the Legislature.


Related Topix: US Governors, Jerry Brown, California Government

WJKX-FM Hattiesburg

Wiz Khalifa Releases 'Blacc Hollywood'

Wiz Khalifa is unveiling his fifth album, Blacc Hollywood . The album hits stores today.


Related Topix: Wiz Khalifa, Hip-Hop

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

California allocates vastly more water than supplies allow, study shows

A new study shows that the state has promised more water to individual customers than can be found in California in a given year.


Related Topix: California Government, UC Davis, Sacramento, CA

The Fresno Bee

AM Alert: California support for Affordable Care Act continues to grow

After what most consider a successful implementation of the law in California, support for the Affordable Care Act among Golden State voters is the highest it's ever been, according to a new Field Poll .


Related Topix: Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Representative Dean Heller, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Dean Heller, Harry Reid

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

California voters' support for health care law inches up

The federal health care overhaul is garnering more support from California voters than at any time since its passage in 2010, but they believe the state could still do more to limit the amount insurance companies can charge customers for coverage, according to a new Field Poll.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, California Government, US News, Health Insurance, Health

News Observer

Lawmakers ask NFL to support Redskins' name change

A resolution urging a name change was among dozens of items considered as the legislative session enters its final two-week stretch.


Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA