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 By Adam Beam    News

California's Newsom cruises to easy primary victory

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California Gov. Gavin Newsom cruised to an easy victory in Tuesday's primary barely one year after surviving a recall attempt, advancing to the November... — Updated 6/7/2022

 By ADAM BEAM    Regional

California weighs extending eviction protections past June

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Gov. Gavin Newsom says California will pay off all the past-due rent that accumulated in the nation's most populated state because of the fallout from... — Updated 6/23/2021

 By Adam Beam    Regional

California readies to prevent blackouts, but threats remain

California’s top energy regulators said the state is better prepared to avoid last summer’s rotating blackouts, but they cautioned the power grid of the nation’s most populous state is still vulnerable to extreme heat waves... — Updated 5/26/2021

 By Adam Beam    Regional
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Signs of recovery appear as California adds jobs for 2nd month

California employers added 119,600 new jobs in March, the second straight month of growth following a topsy-turvy year of enormous losses and inconsistent gains during an... — Updated 4/21/2021

 By ADAM BEAM    State

Signs of recovery as California adds jobs for 2nd month

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California employers added 119,600 new jobs in March, the second straight month of growth following a topsy-turvy year of enormous losses and inconsistent... — Updated 4/18/2021 Full story

 By Adam Beam    Regional
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Deal reached to get California children back in classrooms

ELK GROVE, Calif. – The majority of California's 6.1 million public school students could be back in the classroom by April under new legislation announced Monday, March 1, by Gov... — Updated 3/3/2021

 By Adam Beam    Regional
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California measure aims to pay off 80% of most unpaid rent

California Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state's top two legislative leaders pledged Monday, Jan. 25, to pay off 80% of most people's unpaid rent that has piled up during the... — Updated 2/4/2021

 By Adam Beam    Regional

Amid smoke and ash, wildfire-scarred Paradise rebuilds

When flames chased Chuck and Janie Dee down the mountain two years ago, they thought they'd never be back. Yet there they were Sunday, Sept. 13, parking a camper next to their dirt... — Updated 9/21/2020

 By ADAM BEAM    State

Now hiring: California offers credits to small businesses

Sep 09, 2020 2:47 PM  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - With millions of people out of work in California, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed a law giving tax breaks to small... — Updated 9/9/2020


California Senate OKs state reviews for police shootings

The California Senate voted Sunday, Aug. 30, to require the state’s top prosecutor to investigate all police shootings that kill an unarmed civilian, advancing one of the highest profile reforms introduced this year in response t... — Updated 9/4/2020

 By ADAM BEAM    National

California governor signs eviction relief bill amid virus

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Californians who haven't paid their rent since March 1 because of the coronavirus can stay in their homes through at least Jan. 31 under a new state law Gov. Gavin Newsom signed late, late Monday ... — Updated 9/4/2020


California lawmakers OK more exemptions from labor law

California lawmakers OK’d exemptions to about two-dozen more professions Monday, Aug. 30, from a landmark labor law designed to treat more people like employees instead of independent contractors. Among other things, the... — Updated 9/4/2020 Full story


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