Monday, July 4, 2022

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A new Supreme Court case will focus on state legislative control of federal elections, community health centers seek protection against Big Pharma, and Oregon's estuary management plan gets an update.

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The Biden administration works to ensure abortion access, Liz Cheney says Jan 6th committee could call for criminal charges against Trump, and extreme heat and a worker shortage dampens firework shows.

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From flying saucers to bologna: America's summer festivals kick off, rural hospitals warn they do not have the necessities to respond in the post-Roe scramble, advocates work to counter voter suppression, and campaigns encourage midterm voting in Indian Country.

California

California Takes Big Step Toward Universal Health Care

California is poised to become the first state in the nation to give health care to all income-eligible residents, regardless of their immigration …

Bill Moves Forward to Lock More Carbon In the Soil

California has seen a lot of proposals to reduce carbon emissions; now a plan to scrub existing pollution is moving forward in the Legislature…


Hearing Today on Landmark Bill to Reduce Plastic Packaging in CA

California lawmakers are considering a bill today to cut down on single-use plastics that are choking the nation's landfills and oceans. Senate Bill …

State Lawmakers to Consider Wildlife Crossings Bill Today

A bill to prioritize wildlife crossings gets a hearing in the state Senate Transportation Committee today. The Safe Roads and Wildlife Protection …


Hispanic Groups Collaborate to Raise Awareness of End-of-Life Options

Hispanic groups are coming together to encourage people to have end-of-life conversations with their loved ones before illness or tragedy strikes…

CA Moving Forward on Constitutional Amendment on Abortion Rights

The California state Legislature is expected to vote, as early as today, to place a measure on the November ballot to enshrine abortion rights into …


New Data Debunks Narrative of Youth Crime Wave

A new report from The Sentencing Project debunks the myth of a post-pandemic crime wave fueled by young people. In March, Congress held a hearing …

Groups to Rally Thursday at Capitol for Climate-Change Progress

A big rally is planned for tomorrow (Thursday) in Sacramento on issues related to climate change. Advocates will urge the California Air Resources …


Families of Color Find Key to Homeownership

As we wrap up celebrations of Juneteenth, the country still grapples with the poverty that is the legacy of slavery, and Community Development …


Offshore-Wind Backers Press State to Stop Issuing Fossil-Fuel Permits

Local elected officials are calling on Gov. Gavin Newsom to halt all permitting for future oil and gas projects, in light of recent progress with …

Report: Drug Deaths, Suicides Up Among Older Californians

Older Americans are dying from drug overdose or suicide at much higher rates now compared to a decade ago, according to the latest America's Health …


 

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