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Newsom Rocks the Gig Economy, Signs AB 5 Labor Bill

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed sweeping labor legislation that aims to give wage and benefit protections to California rideshare drivers at companies like Uber and Lyft and to workers across...
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California Bans Fur Trapping for Recreation, Commerce

SACRAMENTO — California on Wednesday became the first state to ban commercial fur trapping, ending the practice nearly 200 years after animals like beavers and otters introduced the American West to international trade. It is still legal to trap animals for...