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4 hrs ago | KRNV-TV Reno

Lawmakers pass firearm safety, ammunition bills

The Senate on Friday unanimously passed SB505 by Democratic Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson of Santa Barbara.

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Related Topix: Guns, UC Santa Barbara, California Government

8 hrs ago | KTXL-TV Sacramento

Sen. Huesoa s Arrest Another Black Eye for California Democrats

With his Friday morning arrest, State Senator Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, became the fourth state lawmaker and the fourth state democrat to be arrested in less than a year.

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Related Topix: California Government

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Press-Telegram

63 trillion gallons of water lost to drought

About 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 4 inches of water, according to a study published Thursday.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Oceanography, Science, UC San Diego

NBC New York

Parched California Finds Clever Ways to Save Water

A pond in the South Bay runs dry due to California's severe drought. Californians have found some ingenious ways of coping with the severe water shortage.

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

WFAA-TV Dallas

9/11 relatives to get second shot at scholarships

Relatives of Californians who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks will get a second chance to apply for college scholarships under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Jerry Brown, California Government

NBC Connecticut

Calif. Woman Fined for Saving Water

A San Ramon homeowner is up in arms over being punished for her efforts to conserve during California's severe drought.

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

The Fresno Bee

AM Alert: How are California counties handling prison realignment?

At a panel discussion in April hosted by the Public Policy Institute of California , lawmakers called on the state to do a better job measuring how effectively counties are carrying out prison realignment.

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Related Topix: California Government, Lake Elsinore, CA, Sacramento, CA

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

California health exchange weighs formal opposition to Proposition 45

Susan Kennedy, former chief of staff to then-Gov. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, is now on the the Covered California board.

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Related Topix: California Government, Celebrities, Arnold Schwarzenegger, US Governors, Healthcare Law, Law

The Fresno Bee

Young immigrants would get $3 million in legal help under California bill

Immigration activists with Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles demand the Mexican government protect of unaccompanied minors and families crossing Mexico's territory during a protest outside the Mexican consulate in Los Angeles Thursday, July 3, 2014.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Ventura County, CA

Thu Aug 21, 2014

CBS Local

California To Appeal Ruling Tossing Death Penalty

California's attorney general says she will appeal a federal court ruling that struck down the state's death penalty.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, California Government

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.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, California Government

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.

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Related Topix: California Government, US Governors, Jerry Brown

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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Related Topix: UC San Diego

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.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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