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Audit Finds Loose Oversight Of Disabled Placards In California

April 18, 2017 | Ben Bradford

More than a million permits for disabled drivers and riders handed out by the California Department of Motor Vehicles over three years were questionably approved.

State Agencies Provide Technical, Financial Assistance In Replacing Dead Trees

April 11, 2017 | Sally Schilling

In response to a massive tree die-off in the Sierra, private landowners are getting help planting new trees and getting rid of the dead ones.

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Bill Would Allow Third Gender On Birth Certificates, Driver's Licenses

April 5, 2017 | Ja'Nel Johnson

The Gender Recognition Act would allow people to identify as "non-binary."

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California Looks To GPS Tracking To Solve Gas Tax Deficit

April 5, 2017 | Randol White

Every time you pump gas in California, a portion of that price-per-gallon goes to building and maintaining the state’s roads. The system worked well for decades. But in recent years that equation is not working as it once did.

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State Senator Wiener Proposes Extending Bar Hours

March 14, 2017 | Daniel Potter

California bars have to close by 2 a.m., but a state senator wants to push that back. The proposal from San Francisco Democratic Senator Scott Wiener would let bars put off last call until 4 a.m.

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UC Study Highlights Local, State Cost Of High School Suspensions

March 9, 2017 | Julia Mitric

High school students who are suspended are at greater risk to drop out and they earn less than peers who graduate. Now a study from the University of California looks at the economic costs of suspension.

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