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With Leading California Dems in Philly, Meet Acting Gov...Torlakson?

July 25, 2016 | Ben Adler

Nearly every top California Democrat is in Philadelphia, so California's state schools chief is the acting governor. It's the first time ever the state has gone this far down the gubernatorial chain of succession.

File / Charles Rex Arbogast /AP

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Big Tobacco Raises $17 Million To Oppose California Cigarette Tax Increase

July 25, 2016 | Chris Nichols

The tobacco industry recently raised $17 million to defeat Proposition 56 on the state's November ballot. Prop 56 would raise the cigarette tax in California by two dollars a pack.

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Californians Will Have To Register Made-At-Home Guns

July 22, 2016 | Ben Bradford

People who build their own firearms will have to get a serial number for them from the state Department of Justice, under a new law. Governor Jerry Brown Friday signed the final of several firearms restrictions state lawmakers passed last month.

Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio


Drought Persists And So Does Water Conservation In Sacramento

July 21, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Mandatory statewide water conservation rules have ended in California. But Sacramento-area users conserved 22 percent in June, compared to June 2013.

Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

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Obama, Biden Endorse Harris For Senate

July 19, 2016 | Ben Bradford

Their support, announced today, could help Harris lengthen her lead over her opponent and fellow Democrat, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez.

Photo / Pesticide Watch


California To Set Legal Limit On Probable Carcinogen In Water

July 19, 2016 | Amy Quinton

California regulators will soon set a legal limit on a probable carcinogen found in public drinking water systems around the state.

Capital Public Radio / File

Health Care

Survey: California School Kids Safer, Depression Risk ‘High’

July 18, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Drug and alcohol use dropped among students in California and school safety increased, according to the results of a statewide survey. But the report shows two indicators of depression risk are "at disturbingly high levels."

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