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52 min ago | KSDK-TV Saint Louis
California lawmakers pass first U.S. plastic bag ban California could soon be the first state to ban single-use plastic bags.
4 hrs ago | ThinkProgress
At least one in four Californians get their water from underground aquifers, and up until now, use of this water has been totally unregulated, with disputes about overuse settled in court.
8 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee
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.
11 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle
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.
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.
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)
California's schools chief will seek an appeal of a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for teachers.
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.
President Barack Obama gestures during a press conference on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, where he spoke about the economy, Iraq and Ukraine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
This week, California passed a new law that will require any smartphone sold in the state to include anti-theft measures.
Updated: Sat Aug 30, 2014 04:47 pm
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