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Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.


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Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Public News Service - CA: Cultural Resources

PHOTO: The proximity to the busy LA metro area is one reason groups want to preserve the San Gabriel Mountains. During Asian Pacific Heritage Month, groups highlighted the historical contributions of Asian Pacific islanders to the area and said they support a proposal to make it a National Recreation Area. Credit: BobBushPhoto/iStockphoto.com
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – To celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month, several groups are highlighting the historical contributions Asian Pacific islanders have made in the San Gabriel Mountains. Mark Masaoka, policy director of the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON), says this rela

PHOTO: Seastacks and lighthouse at Point Arena-Stornetta California Coastal National Monument, which was protected earlier this year. The area was highlighted as the number three

The busy summer vacation season is here, and California is putting out the welcome mat for international travelers, which is something the White House desires, too. President Obama last week said he wants to make it easier for foreign visitors to enter the U.S. because it will mean more tourism doll

PHOTO: The California Fish and Game Commission is considering whether to protect gray wolves under the California Endangered Species Act. A decision may be announced when the commission meets in Ventura on Wednesday. Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

VENTURA, Calif. - Wolf advocates in California are urging policymakers to welcome the animals back to the Golden State. The California Fish and Game Commission is expected to announce Wednesday if gray wolves will be getting protections under the California Endangered Species Act. According to Pam

PHOTO: Bay Area citizens line up to voice their concerns to newly appointed Federal Communications Commissioner Tom Wheeler Thursday night in Oakland. Photo credit: Mark Scheerer.

OAKLAND, Calif. - The new head of the FCC held a "Town Hall" meeting Thursday night to hear from Bay Area residents about their communications concerns. Chairman Tom Wheeler appeared to be sending a message by holding the first FCC event of this kind in five years in Oakland, a community close to te

PHOTO: Fish swimming in one of California's Marine Protected Areas. December 19, 2013, is the one-year anniversary of the completion of California's statewide network of Marine Protected Areas.

SAN DIEGO - California is celebrating the first anniversary of the completion of the state's network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). The 124 "underwater parks" can be found just offshore, from Oregon to Mexico. The Marine Protected Areas provide a safe haven for ocean wildlife and habitat, which i

PHOTO: Stornetta Public Lands on Mendocino coastline. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell is in Northern California's Mendocino County on Friday to discuss the future of Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands and the efforts to make the land a part of the California Coastal National Monument. Credit: Bob Wick at BLM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Expand to Land is the battle cry of supporters of the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands. They want to see the nearly 1,300 acres near Mendocino made part of the California Coastal National Monument. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell is in Mendocino County tod

PHOTO: National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis speaks at the Latino Legacy Forum in Los Angeles on Thursday. The NPS is recommending the establishment of a new national historical park to honor the life of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Labor Movement.
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The National Park Service is recommending Congress approve a new national historical park to honor Cesar Chavez and the farm labor movement. National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis says the sites associated with the movement are an important part of American histo

IMAGE: California ranks 41st for its children's overall well-being. This is the second year in a row California has ranked near the bottom of the nation, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation's 2013 KIDS COUNT.

OAKLAND, Calif. - California is showing no improvement for overall children's well-being. For the second consecutive year, the Golden State ranks 41st in the nation in the annual KIDS COUNT report. According to Ted Lempert, president of Children Now, California leaders aren't giving enough attenti

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