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Newsom Signs Landmark Police Use-of-Force Bill

By Dan Morain and Laurel Rosenhall, CalMatters California will soon have a tougher new legal standard for the use of deadly force by police, under legislation Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Monday that was inspired by last year’s fatal shooting of a young, unarme...
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California Ammo Check Law Blocked 100 Sales in First Month

SACRAMENTO — California's new ammunition background check law in its first month stopped more than 100 people from buying bullets illegally, officials said late Monday as they struggled to deter more of the mass shootings that have roiled California and other ...
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Editorial: Fresno Needs Tax Incentives, Not SB 531

In a perfect world, Fresno and other inland California cities would not need tax-sharing incentives to convince major companies such as Amazon and Ulta to build distribution centers in their locales. But, as we know, the world isn't perfect. And in Calif...
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Newsom Signs Tax-Returns Law Aimed at Trump

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law Tuesday requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns to appear on the state's primary ballot, a move aimed squarely at Republican President Donald T...