As pandemic-driven unemployment figures skyrocket, the once-unthinkable is being discussed: A universal basic income for Americans.
More than 2 million Californians have recently lost their jobs and many are now without health coverage.
There are no quick fixes to the state's water woes – and so many impoverished residents remain exposed to unsafe water.
For Indians who are not part of a casino-connected tribe, life on the state's reservations and rancherias can be a hardscrabble existence.
Clear Lake was once a resort destination. When its water quality deteriorated, tourism plunged.