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California Senate OKs State Reviews for Police Shootings

SACRAMENTO — California is close to requiring independent investigations any time police kill an unarmed civilian, a move that would strip authority from local prosecutors at a time of heightened distrust between law enforcement and communities of color. But the proposal that easily passed the state Senate on Sunday with...

Walters: Does Spending More on Schools Pay Off?

As Gov. Gavin Newsom’s first budget was being wrought, the perennial issue of spending on K-12 education was thrashed out once again. The education establishment – professional educators, their unions, their political allies and sympathetic academicians  – complained anew that California schools are being shorted the money they need to...