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Surfing Is Now California's Official State Sport

August 20, 2018 | Ben Bradford

Alaska has dog-mushing, Minnesota has hockey and Maryland has jousting. And now California has surfing as its official state sport.

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Breakthrough In Effort To End Cash Bail In California

August 16, 2018 | Ben Adler

The proposal would instead require courts to base pretrial release decisions on inmates’ risks to the public and their flight risks.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio / File

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Capitol Chat: Time’s Running Out For These State Bills

August 16, 2018

The California state legislative session only has three weeks left, but lawmakers have yet to decide the fate of several important bills.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

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California Legislature's #MeToo Bills Draw Opposition From Business Groups

August 14, 2018 | Ben Adler

Efforts to ban nondisclosure agreements, end forced arbitration and extend the statute of limitations to file a claim with the state face final votes in the California Legislature this month.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

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Police Records In California Rarely See Light Of Day, But Lawmakers Could Soon Change That

August 13, 2018 | Ben Adler

California lawmakers are poised to change the rules governing the release of police records as this year’s legislative session moves into its final weeks, due in part to the Sacramento police shooting earlier this year of Stephon Clark.

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