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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.
Politics Dec 22Newsom taps California election chief Padilla for U.S. Senate
California Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed Secretary of State Alex Padilla on Tuesday as the state's next U.S. senator to fill the seat being vacated by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
Politics Dec 03VP-elect Kamala Harris picks Tina Flournoy to be her chief of staff
Flournoy's appointment as Harris' top staffer adds to a team of advisers led by Black women. Flournoy has served as chief of staff for former President Bill Clinton since 2013.
Politics Nov 07Harris becomes first Black woman, South Asian elected vice president
Kamala Harris made history Saturday as the first Black woman elected as vice president of the United States, shattering barriers that have kept men — almost all of them white — entrenched at the highest levels of American politics for…
Politics Oct 07Pence, Harris spar over COVID-19 in vice presidential debate
In response, Vice President Mike Pence commended Trump’s decision to shut off travel from China, saying the decision “bought us invaluable time” to coordinate the country’s response to the pandemic.
Politics Oct 06As Harris pitches to Black voters, some want to hear more
She's in a unique position as the first Black woman on a major party's presidential ticket. But she's still facing skepticism from some Black voters who question whether she and Joe Biden are committed and able to make meaningful change.