Drug overdoses are the single greatest factor contributing to Los Angeles’ rising rate of homeless mortality, a report claims.
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Five days after a bill ending private prisons in the state was signed into law, the Trump administration found a way to get around it.
Progressives are going all-out to reverse the notion that Florida is unassailable Trump country.
Post-WWII reforms like the New Deal and the ensuing consolidation of the labor movement increased income equality in the U.S., but the playing field started to tilt in the 1970s due to the forces of globalization and pro-corporate government policies that hurt the working class.
An Economic Policy Institute study concluded that rideshare drivers nationwide take home an average of $9.21 an hour after expenses.
Armed with a state override of its rejected application, Promise Academy filed a new request. Then came the lawsuits.
A bill awaiting Gov. Newsom’s signature would bar new private prison contracts. Two industry giants are already reinventing themselves.
A proposed law could reboot California’s public investment system to provide a stable source of local funding for affordable housing.
Long a community with little clout, the state’s renters won a victory with national implications.
It’s Betsy’s world and scholars just live in it.
Former jail and prison inmates say they have been charged excessive amounts for the cost of probation, which they can never repay.
The media’s erasing of women of color from the climate activism narrative is dangerous for the movement, says one young activist.
Cory Booker emerges from the school choice closet. More California kids are missing classes due to fires. Ethnic studies gets a reboot.
Selling credits for forest protection hasn’t worked before. Why does the state’s air board think it will now?
Whistleblowers have accused staff at East Oakland’s Castlemont High of manipulating grades for nine students.
In an era of wealth inequality, said State Sen. Connie Leyva, passing a bill to put a stop to exorbitant rent increases “is the least we can do.”
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If AB 5 becomes law it could open the floodgates to similar legislation in other states. Uber and other companies may then find themselves on the defensive.
A proposed California law would require the attorney general to conduct immediate investigations of immigrant-detention deaths.