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Economy Oct 06California oil spill renews calls to ban offshore drilling
Oil spilling into federal waters off California's coast has prompted fresh calls for an end to offshore oil drilling in state and federal waters. But that's easier said than done.
Politics Sep 27California to mail every voter a ballot in future elections
Gov. Gavin Newsom's signature makes permanent a change adopted during the pandemic for the 2020 election and the recent recall.
Politics Sep 15California Gov. Newsom crushes Republican-led recall effort
Newsom cruised to victory in the recall election Tuesday, boosted by healthy turnout among an overwhelmingly Democratic electorate, ensuring the nation's most populous state will remain a laboratory for progressive policies.
Politics Sep 14Californians to decide fate of Gov. Gavin Newsom in recall election
Californians on Tuesday will be deciding whether Gov. Gavin Newsom keeps his job, or if the state goes in a more conservative direction.
Health Jul 26California to require proof of vaccination for state workers
California will require state employees and all health care workers to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or get tested weekly.
Nation Apr 21California governor declares drought emergency in 2 counties
Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared a drought emergency in two Northern California counties as the state grapples with depleted water supplies after a dry winter.
Economy Apr 02Estimated 25 million Americans to see boost in federal food benefits
The change announced late Thursday ensures the lowest-income households can access up to $95 in additional monthly emergency food assistance benefits approved by Congress last year. Previously, people already receiving the maximum benefit amount pre-coronavirus weren't eligible for more.
Economy Mar 05California to let Major League Baseball, Disneyland reopen
California divides its counties into four color-coded tiers based on the spread of the coronavirus. Attendance limits are based on what tier a county is in.
Politics Jan 20Vice President Harris: A new chapter opens in U.S. politics
Vice President Kamala Harris has broken the barrier that has kept men at the top of American power for more than two centuries.
Health Jan 05Pace of vaccine rollout in California ‘not good enough,’ governor says
Distribution hiccups and logistical challenges have slowed the initial coronavirus vaccine rollout in California, setting a pace that's "not good enough," Gov. Gavin Newsom said.