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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspends his campaign for president. And COVID-19 is ravaging the black community in some areas, including Milwaukee.

2020Talks - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders drops out of the race for president, though he assured supporters yesterday his movement will continue. A federal judge ruled this week a lawsuit in Florida awaiting trial will apply to all people with former felony convictions, not just the 17 plaintiffs.

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On the census form, you should list anyone living in your household as of April 1, 2020, regardless of their age or citizenship status. (Driftwood/Adobe Stock)

LOS ANGELES - The 2020 census forms can be filled out online starting on Monday - and experts are warning that California is at serious risk of an undercount, particularly of children under age five. In the 2010 census, it's estimated that California missed counting one million children. Jessica B

California is home to 9 million children, half of whom have at least one immigrant parent. (ULKare/iStockphoto)

LOS ANGELES - California is taking action on multiple fronts to combat Trump administration policies that the state sees as harmful to children, according to State Attorney General Xavier Becerra. Becerra was among those honored yesterday at the "State of the Child" 2020 event. Mayra Alvarez, pres

A new report recommends tripling the number of slots for infants and toddlers in state-subsidized child care. (Greg Gayne/Para Los Ninos)

OAKLAND, Calif. -- California may be a leader in many areas, but overall child well-being is not one of them, according to a new report. The latest Children's Report Card from the nonprofit Children Now gives California a grade of "C-minus" overall. The only "A" grade in the 16th semiannual analysi

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SAN FRANCISCO -- A group of men who go by the name "Dadvocates" is pressing California's congressional leaders for action on paid parental leave. The men on Thursday will deliver petitions with 40,000 signatures to the offices of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy

New approaches to juvenile justice have led to declines in the incarceration of teen girls, and a new program aims to get to zero. (Chatiyanon/Adobe Stock)

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, Calif. -- A movement is afoot to reduce the number of teenage girls behind bars to zero, led by a coalition of juvenile justice reform groups, judges, attorneys and probation officers. Santa Clara County is one of five sites nationwide taking part in the initiative launched by

A new report says many young children in immigrant families are having a hard time in preschool, linking fear and distress to the current political climate. (Greg Gayne/Para Los Ninos)

LOS ANGELES – In California, 1.3 million children younger than age five may lose out on essential services because of a hostile immigration climate, according to a new report. Researchers from two children's advocacy groups found that the Trump administration's anti-immigrant policies and he

California ranks 36th in the nation for quality of education. (Andy Dean/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California schools have far too few teachers and other adults on K-12 campuses, and children’s education is suffering. That’s according to a new report from the nonprofit group Children Now. Researchers compared a typical high school, Gunderson High in San Jo

The number of migrant families arriving at the border has surged during the Trump administration. (Riko Best/Adobestock)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Migrant children and their families could be held in camps almost indefinitely while their request for asylum plays out in court – the result of a new final rule announced by the Trump administration on Wednesday. The rule weakens the decades-old Flores court settl

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