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Elections expert Richard Hasen says there’s ‘no magic bullet that would make this go away’ — but there are still ways to protect American democracy.
The Department of Labor is scrambling to craft proposals that avoid the fate of Obama’s failed effort in 2016.
A handful of legislators could decide measures for tougher statewide emissions goals.
Labor opposition could diminish Gov. Newsom’s climate package.
Striking Kaiser Permanente mental health workers say children may suffer even more than adults from delays in treatment.
Economists say fines are far cheaper than hiring staff. Kaiser says the union creates crises.
With Newsom’s environmental legacy in the balance, legislators are intensely pushing bills that advance the governor’s priorities.
COVID-19 ravaged Indigenous tribes in New Mexico. State and federal data reveal how a long legacy of uranium exposure may have made them uniquely vulnerable.
A state bill is poised to improve pay and conditions for more than 550,000 California workers. But is Gov. Newsom lovin’ it?
Democratic activists say they must flip state houses to block rogue actors.
Historian Timothy Shenk talks about dynamic ‘realigners’ who combine passion, discipline and vision to mobilize masses.
Critics say the lessons of COVID-19 have not been heeded in the U.S. response to the latest viral threat.
The HMO needs to hire more clinicians to ensure that patients wait no more than the legally mandated 10 days between appointments, says veteran therapist.
Striking Kaiser therapist says patients stuck without appointments ‘don’t have that backup.’
Her patients are waiting months for therapy. ‘This strike is not about money,’ says Sacramento therapist Jane Kostka.
Resolutions calling for companies to align their political spending with stated values gain ground.
Weeks before the California Legislature considers a bill to end the prison-to-deportation pipeline, You was sent to the country his family fled when he was 4.
In praise of writer Mike Davis: prophet, burr, spellbinder and friend.
‘People’s lives haven’t really changed much. In fact, they’ve worsened around us.’
Supporters say the legislation would protect farmworkers from employer intimidation.