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Nation Nov 08One year after a deadly wildfire, Paradise pauses to remember
Californians on Friday commemorated the day when a terrifying blaze blew through the town and prompted a panicked evacuation that forced some people to abandon their cars as the fire closed in on gridlocked roads.
Nation Oct 03New data shows how basic universal income recipients spent free money
The first data from an experiment in a California city where needy people get $500 a month from the government shows they spend most of it on things like food, clothing and utility bills.
Nation Sep 30California to let college athletes sign endorsement deals
Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law that would let athletes at California universities make money from their images, names or likenesses starting in 2023.
Nation Sep 2023 states sue Trump to keep California’s stricter auto emission rules
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has blocked California from setting its own rules for how much pollution can come from cars and trucks.
Nation Aug 1321 states sue the Trump administration over coal-fired power plant rules
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency eliminated the Obama-era Clean Power Plan and replaced it with a new rule that gives states more leeway in deciding required upgrades for coal-fired power plants.
Nation Jan 20Students in ‘MAGA’ hats mock Native American after rally
A diocese in Kentucky apologized Saturday after videos emerged showing students from a Catholic boys’ high school mocking Native Americans outside the Lincoln Memorial after a rally in Washington.
Politics Jan 18Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stands back as shutdown drags on
The Republican leader has been conspicuously deferential to Trump since the shutdown began.
Health Nov 21Trump administration approves Kentucky’s Medicaid work requirement waiver
The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services announced the approval on Tuesday, nearly five months after a federal judge blocked the state's first attempt.
Education Nov 12After wave of activism, educators-turned-candidates saw mixed midterm results
For educators who ran for office in states including Kentucky, Arizona and West Virginia that saw teachers converge on capitols this year, there were some successes but also disappointments. Still, advocates say, the movement will have lasting effects after pushing…
Education May 12In Kentucky, an early test of teachers’ new political power
Thousands of teachers took their voices to state Capitols this spring, winning pay raises in West Virginia, Oklahoma and Arizona, and increased education spending in Kentucky.