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Nation Feb 05California governor pardons gay civil rights leader in new initiative
Rustin was a confidant of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and a key organizer of the March on Washington in 1963.
Nation Nov 06Paradise rebuilds, but is it safer a year after California wildfire?
About 3,000 people have come back, and nearly 200 grocery stores, restaurants and businesses have reopened in Paradise, California.
Nation Oct 29Frustration with California utility rises as blackouts endure
Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. said its latest blackout will start early Tuesday and affect 605,000 customers.
Nation Oct 28California wildfires force nearly 200,000 to evacuate
Of the state's 58 counties, 43 were under red flag warnings for high fire danger Sunday.
Nation Oct 11California to end its use of for-profit prisons, including for immigrant detention
California will ban the use of for-profit, private detention facilities, including those under contract to the federal government to hold immigrants awaiting deportation hearings.
Nation Aug 19California governor signs law to limit shootings by police
The measure will change California's existing lethal force standards to require that deadly force may only be used when necessary.
Nation Aug 16WATCH: California sues to block Trump rule limiting benefits for immigrants
The lawsuit from California and three other states challenges new Trump administration rules blocking green cards for many immigrants who use public assistance including Medicaid, food stamps and housing vouchers.
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.
Politics Aug 11Gun-control backers concerned about changing federal courts
A federal judiciary that is becoming increasingly conservative under President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate has gun control advocates on edge.
Nation Jul 17Lead paint suppliers to pay $305 million to settle California lawsuit
An appeals court in 2017 affirmed that lead paint is a public nuisance but ruled that the companies only would have to pay for cleaning up homes built before 1951, leading to the settlement.