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Former VP Joe Biden condemns recent police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis as yet another deadly encounter between police and an unarmed Black man. He did so before a virtual talk with PA Gov. Tom Wolf, ahead of next Tuesday's eight primaries.

Public News Service - CA: Native American

PHOTO: A new Annie E. Casey Foundation report on obstacles to success facing children of color finds Asian students in California are more than five times as likely as African-American students to score at or above proficient in eighth-grade math, and white students are more than three times as likely as African-American students to be reading proficient in fourth grade. Credit: University of California.

LOS ANGELES - California's African-American, Latino and American Indian children lag far behind white and Asian kids when it comes to access to health and education opportunities. Those are the findings of a new Kids Count policy report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation that measured data such as b

A new study finds California’s largest banks buy few goods and services from minority-owned businesses.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - People of color make up 60 percent of the Golden State's population, yet California's largest banks do business with precious few of them when it comes to purchasing goods and services. That's according to a first-of-its-kind study from The Greenlining Institute. It found less t

PHOTO: Tolowa Dee-ni' drying smelt along the ocean near Smith River. The California Ocean Protection Council has announced science grants for ten projects to monitor the North Coast marine protected areas. Scientists, fishermen, citizen volunteers, and for the first time, tribal governments, will work together to develop a baseline of ocean conditions and human uses. Photo Credit: Smith River Rancheria.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The state is announcing nearly a dozen science grants to monitor the North Coast marine protected areas. For the first time, the baseline monitoring program will include tribal knowledge and perspectives. Through a collaboration among four tribes, traditional ecological knowledg

PHOTO: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering changing the rules on how sea otters can be used once they are harvested by Alaska Natives, which is something that concerns environmental groups in California. Photo courtesy: Heidi Pearson

The federal government is considering changing the rules on how sea otters can be used once they're harvested by Alaska Natives, which is something that concerns environmental groups. At issue is how much alteration must be done before an Alaskan Native can turn a sea otter pelt into a blanket, rug

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Native American tribes manage 95 million acres of possibilities for new clean energy development, although there are some hurdles to getting the projects off the ground, according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation. The report says solar, wind and geothermal

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