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Democrats vow to help women who must travel for abortions

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Democratic leaders across the nation vowed Friday to help women who travel to seek abortions and to shield patients and medical professionals from being pursued by authorities in...

California Democrats to investigate cause of high gas prices

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With California drivers paying more than $6 for a gallon of gas and state officials deadlocked for months over how to provide relief, lawmakers in the state Assembly on Monda...

Abortion amendment moving quickly in California legislature

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Fearing the U.S. Supreme Court will soon overturn Roe v. Wade, California Democrats on Tuesday moved quickly to ensure the state's progressive voters have a chance this fall ...

Newsom wins California primary, is big favorite in November

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a year when Democrats across the country have been bracing for a mid-term backlash at the polls, voters in California delivered decisive victories for the party during Tue...

Newsom expected to cruise to victory in California primary

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Less than a year after handily beating back a recall effort, California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom is back on the ballot in Tuesday's primary where the focus this time won'...

California lawmakers mull buying out farmers to save water

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — After decades of fighting farmers in court over how much water they can take out of California's rivers and streams, some state lawmakers want to try something different: use...

California parents could soon sue for social media addiction

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California could soon hold social media companies responsible for harming children who have become addicted to their products, permitting parents to sue platforms like Instag...

California lawmakers raise awards for malpractice lawsuits

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Legislature on Thursday agreed to increase how much money people can win in medical malpractice lawsuits, resolving one of the thorniest disputes in state poli...

Inflation triggers California minimum wage increase in 2023

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's minimum wage will jump to $15.50 per hour next year, Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration announced Thursday, an increase triggered by soaring inflation that will ...

In drought-ravaged California, water use is up dramatically

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's water use jumped dramatically in March, state officials said Tuesday, as one of the driest stretches on record prompted a wave of homeowners to start watering th...

'Roe' under threat, California leans in as abortion refuge

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Democrats have accelerated their plan to make the nation’s most populous state a sanctuary for women seeking abortions, propelled by the release this week of an ea...

California's population fell again amid pandemic's 2nd year

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The nation's most populous state is shrinking. California's population declined again in 2021 for the second consecutive year, state officials said Monday, ...

Sacramento mass shooting suspect appears in court

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An alleged gang member with a “life-time commitment to violence” fired at least 28 bullets earlier this month during a mass shooting in California's capital city that left si...

California delays coronavirus vaccine mandate for schools

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is sticking with its coronavirus vaccine mandate for schoolchildren, but it won't happen until at least the summer of 2023, Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration anno...

Man arrested in Sacramento shooting had recently left prison

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A wounded man arrested in connection with a Sacramento shooting that killed six people and injured a dozen more had been released from prison weeks earlier and was rejected f...