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State Government

California Could Soon Allow For "Liquid Cremation"

September 25, 2017 | Daniel Potter

Gov. Jerry Brown is considering a bill that would allow for so-called “liquid cremation,” where a chemical bath dissolves most of the body away except enough bone to put in an urn.

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State Government

Number Of UC Retirees Collecting Six-Figure Pensions Has Increased

September 25, 2017 | Sally Schilling

The number of University of California retirees collecting six-figure pensions has increased 60 percent since 2012 - and those increasingly generous retirement packages are being paid for in part by students' tuition.

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State Government

How Water Bill Was Resurrected In Legislature's Final Hours

September 21, 2017 | Ben Adler

Here's how the sausage is really made in the California Capitol. Or, more precisely: how a bill backed by water agencies but despised by environmentalists can go from its deathbed to the governor’s desk on the Legislature’s final night of session.

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Environment

Uncertainty For Delta Tunnel Project As Key Water District Backs Out

September 21, 2017 | Daniel Potter

Fresno’s Westlands Water District says it won’t help pay for California’s $16 billion delta tunnels project. That raises questions for how the proposal to overhaul the state’s water system will move forward.