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To Confront COVID-19 Budget Crisis, Nevada Legislators Consider Cuts While Advocates Call For Reform
July 10, 2020 | Bert Johnson
State lawmakers meet for a special session to address $1.2 billion in budget shortfalls, reviewing deep cuts to state services. But advocates and community members urge revenue raising and police reform.
July 10, 2020 | Nicole Nixon
The state corrections department announced roughly 8,000 nonviolent offenders could gain early release in the coming weeks under guidelines approved by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
California Lawmaker Makes ‘Oversimplified, Untrue’ Claim About COVID-19 And Lack Of Risk To Children
July 10, 2020 | Chris Nichols
Contrary to the claim by state Sen. Melissa Melendez, there are studies that show children can be at risk of COVID-19 even if the risk is less than that for adults.
July 10, 2020 | Ezra David Romero
If an electric car is used for ride-hailing services it could have three times the climate benefits of a personally owned electric car. That’s because these cars are really efficient, among other reasons UC Davis researchers recently found.
July 10, 2020 | Steve Milne
New numbers show how much help Sacramento area businesses are getting from the Paycheck Protection Program, the federal government's biggest initiative to assist small businesses through the coronavirus pandemic.
California Has No Clear Use-Of-Force Standard For Security Guards. Regulators Say That Leaves Their Hands Tied.
July 10, 2020 | Scott Rodd
A federal lawsuit alleges a man died after private security at the Golden 1 Center kneeled on his neck for more than four minutes. Experts say vague regulations make it hard to punish guards for using excessive force in California.
Sacramento Communities Already Struggling To Access Testing Say Temporary County Site Closures Were 'A Heavy Blow'
July 9, 2020 | Sammy Caiola
Sacramento community organizations worry the gap in COVID-19 testing availability this week, and the ongoing closure of one walk-up site, will exacerbate an already dire need for testing in underserved communities.
July 9, 2020 | Chris Nichols
Newsom says funding for new personnel and helicopters will help, while fire officials say there will be new safety measures during evacuations due to COVID-19. The news comes as California reported its deadliest day during the pandemic.
July 9, 2020 | Rich Ibarra
Pets in Need operates out of a 38-foot RV and offers free veterinary care mostly aimed at homeless people.
July 9, 2020 | Scott Rodd
The California Nurses Association says Kaiser Permanente bears responsibility for the death of a nurse in Fresno after failing to provide adequate protective equipment. Kaiser denies this, claiming it has provided necessary protective gear.
July 9, 2020
The lawsuit challenges new visa guidelines that would force international students to leave the United States if they are enrolled in a college or academic program that only offers courses online.
July 8, 2020 | Scott Rodd
Attorney General Xavier Becerra released his second round of recommendations for improvements to the Sacramento Police Department’s use of force policies.
COVID-19 Tests Hard To Get In Some California Counties As Rising Demand, Supply Shortages Strain Capacity
July 8, 2020 | Sammy Caiola
California health officials say COVID-19 testing capacity has become strained due to the rise in demand for tests and an ongoing shortage of supplies used to collect and process samples.
July 8, 2020
Michael V. Drake, a former leader at Ohio State University and UC Irvine, will have fewer tools than past presidents to deal with the UC’s imminent fiscal woes.
Newsom Says Safety "Non-Negotiable" In School Reopening Conversation As Hospitalizations, Cases Rise
July 8, 2020 | Ashlea Brown
Gov. Gavin Newsom said safety should be the main focus in conversations around reopening schools, but that some form of learning should start in the fall. It comes as COVID-19 hospitalizations increased 44% in the state the past few weeks.
July 8, 2020
The opinion upheld a Trump administration rule that significantly cut back on the Affordable Care Act requirement that insurers provide free birth control coverage under almost all health care plans.
July 8, 2020
The decision was 7-2, with Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg dissenting. The cases involved two fifth grade teachers at Catholic parochial schools in California who were fired from their jobs.
July 7, 2020 | Nicole Nixon
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos opened the doors for private schools to access coronavirus relief funds last month. California and a handful of other states argue the money should be reserved for the nation’s neediest students.
July 7, 2020 | Ezra David Romero
The Sacramento region is preparing for the long-term impacts of the climate crisis when it comes to water supply. Central to the plan is an innovative groundwater storage program with two to three times the space of Folsom Lake.
July 7, 2020
From Silicon Valley startups to Gavin Newsom’s wine business, a rundown of who got what from the federal coronavirus business loan program.