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Will You Get To Vote on 3 Californias? Maybe Not.

SACRAMENTO — Opponents of an initiative to split California into three states asked the state Supreme Court to pull the measure from the ballot, arguing it's too drastic a change to state government to go through the normal initiative process. A lawsuit fil...
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Starbucks, Citing Ocean Threat, Will Ditch Plastic Straws

NEW YORK — Starbucks will eliminate plastic straws from all of its locations within two years, citing the environmental threat to oceans. The company becomes the largest food and beverage company to do so as calls to cut waste globally grow louder . Plastic...
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I-5 Lanes Closed as Fire Jumps Oregon-Cal Border

The Latest on wildfires in the Western United States (all times local Thursday, July 5): 10:39 p.m. Authorities say a fire that jumped across Interstate 5 south of the Oregon border in California has closed t...

Judge Upholds California Sanctuary Laws

A U.S. judge on Thursday rejected a request by the Trump administration to block two California laws that protect immigrants in the country illegally, but put key parts of a third sanctuary law on hold. Judge John Mendez refused to block a law requiring the...
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