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1 hr ago | The Fresno Bee

The San Joaquin Valley is California's hottest political spot

Candidate Luis Chavez, right, and State Sen. Andy Vidak debate at a forum held at the Richard Prado East Bakersfield Senior Center and sponsored by the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Jeff Denham, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative David Valadao, Jim Costa, Democrat, California

5 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Refinery-inspection bill protects trade secrets

Lawmakers have approved legislation that would allow government regulators to monitor oil refinery shutdowns in response to a fire at Chevron's Richmond refinery in 2012.

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Related Topix: California

8 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Historic California groundwater regulations head to Gov. Jerry Brown

California could soon become the last state in the West to regulate water pulled from beneath the earth, with the Legislature on Friday advancing an unprecedented groundwater-management strategy.

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Related Topix: California, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Sacramento, CA

Fri Aug 29, 2014

WHAS11

California to appeal teacher tenure ruling

California Gov. Jerry Brown has filed an appeal of a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for the state's teachers.

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Related Topix: California, US Governors, Jerry Brown

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

California to appeal teacher tenure ruling

Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than... Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to ... (more)

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Related Topix: California, US Governors, Jerry Brown, Bob McDonnell, Los Angeles County, CA

Cybercast News Service

California schools chief to appeal tenure ruling

California's schools chief will seek an appeal of a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for teachers.

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Chico Enterprise-Record

California marijuana market poised to explode

Looking around last week at the exhibitor showroom of CannaCon, the huge marijuana-business expo held outside Seattle, Greg James had something of an epiphany: The pot industry in America is growing like, you guessed it, a weed.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, California, Oakland, CA

Detroit Free Press

Nancy Kaffer: America, towel off and get your priorities straight

President Barack Obama gestures during a press conference on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, where he spoke about the economy, Iraq and Ukraine.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Science, Ohio

The Fresno Bee

Data Center: Gun suicide now more common in California than gun murder

Suicide is now the most prevalent cause of death in California resulting from the misuse of a firearm, slightly outpacing murder and far outpacing accidents, the latest state figures show.

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The Raw Story

California passes 'yes-means-yes' campus sexual assault bill

Californian lawmakers passed a law on Thursday requiring universities to adopt "affirmative consent" language in their definitions of consensual sex, part of a nationwide drive to curb sexual assault on U.S. campuses.

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Related Topix: California, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Harvard University

USA Today

U.S. to resume oil drilling leases in California

U.S. to resume oil drilling leases in California The decision follows a study that found limited environmental impacts from fracking.

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Related Topix: California, McKittrick, CA, Geology, Science

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Reuters

California governor considers allowing gender identity on death certificates

Death certificates in California would be changed to reflect the gender identity of people at the time of their death rather than their sex at birth under a bill sent to Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday, the latest effort by the state to further the rights of transgender residents.

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Related Topix: California, US Governors, Jerry Brown, Transgender

KATV Little Rock

California Legislature passes 'yes means yes' bill

Authorities say an outburst over a reclined seat led an American Airlines flight to divert to Boston, at least the second such incident in the U.S. this week.

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Related Topix: California, Prison, St Louis County, MO

Advocate

California Takes a Stand Against Gay and Trans Panic Defenses in Criminal Cases

California will likely become the first state in the U.S. to officially bar people in court from using the "trans panic" or "gay panic" defense in court.

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Related Topix: California, Gay/Lesbian, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Transgender

Horizon

California Senate Recognizes Artsakh's Independence

The California State Senate, led by incoming Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon, by an overwhelming majority of votes on Wednesday passed Assembly member Mike Gatto's resolution, AJR 32, encouraging Artsakh's continuing efforts to develop as a free and independent nation and formally calling upon the upon the President and Congress of the ... (more)

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Lifehacker

How California's New Smartphone Kill Switch Law Will Affect You

This week, California passed a new law that will require any smartphone sold in the state to include anti-theft measures.

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Related Topix: California, Google, Startups, WebMD, Find My iPhone, iPod touchiPad App, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Data Center: Arrest rate in California Senate higher than rate in all of state's largest cities

Three of the 40 members of the California State Senate have been arrested this year, more than double the statewide arrest rate and higher than the rate in any of California's 25 largest cities.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Monterey County Herald

Medical regulators to investigate risky psych drug prescribing to California foster youth

With pressure on California's foster care system to curb the rampant use of powerful psych meds on children, concern is mounting about the doctors behind the questionable prescribing.

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Related Topix: California, Medicine, Family, Kids, Cal State East Bay

The Fresno Bee

California weighs community college baccalaureates to close degree gap

If SB 850 is signed, up to 15 California community colleges will be able to develop career-oriented bachelor's degrees such as: The pilot program excludes disciplines that are already offered in the University of California and California State University systems, so nursing is off the table for now, despite increasing demand.

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Related Topix: California, Nursing, Medicine

Patch.com

Porn Star Holds Sex Marathon to Pay for Breast Implants

Porn Star Holds Sex Marathon to Pay for Breast Implants: A Quebec porn star has agreed to host a "sex marathon" with 25 men in order to pay for her new breast implants.

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Related Topix: California, US Governors, Jerry Brown

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