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September 18, 2020

Steve Milne

Business Journal: Pacific Ethanol Sees Stock Gains After Switching To Manufacturing Hand Sanitizer

The Sacramento Business Journal’s Editor-in-Chief Adam Steinhauer joins Steve Milne to discuss Pacific Ethanol’s conversion to manufacturing alcohol for hand sanitizer.

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Young California Voters Had Mail-In Ballots Rejected At Three Times Overall Rate, Study Shows

The most common reasons mail-in ballots get rejected are they’re returned too late, voters forget to sign the ballot envelope or the signature doesn’t match the one on file.

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Affirmative Action Returns To California’s Ballot Amid Demonstrations For Racial Justice

A lot has changed since 1996, when California voters outlawed affirmative action. But many arguments on either side of the debate remain familiar.

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Should California Put $5.5 Billion Into Stem Cell Research? Voters To Decide With Prop. 14.

A measure on the November ballot would allow California to issue $5.5 billion in bonds to fund stem cell research. Supporters say it’s a needed boost, but opponents call it unnecessary spending.

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September 17, 2020

Scott Rodd

Newsom Awards $76.5M To Convert Motels, Vacant Apartments Into Permanent Housing For Homeless

California has $600 million to spend on Project Homekey, but there’s a catch: It has to be used in less than 4 months.

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PHOTOS: How The World Is Reinventing Rituals

September 19, 2020

Religious services. Birthday parties. Movie nights. Our usual routines and rituals may not be possible because of COVID-19. So humans are creating new ways to hold true to their past traditions.