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Let’s Be Blunt: Cannabis Consumers Need Protection

California boasts the strongest “lemon laws” in the country. Another law helps Californians make decisions about avoiding chemicals that could cause cancer or birth defects. A third law requires manufacturers of cleaning products to disclose ingredients. ...
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California Regulators Approve $373M PG&E Rate Hike

SAN FRANCISCO — California regulators have approved a $373 million rate hike for Pacific Gas & Electric to pay costs related to a series of wildfires. KTVU-TV says the California Public Utilities Commiss...

Anti-Opioid Addiction Drug Maker Charged With Fraud

RICHMOND, Va. — Federal prosecutors say the company that makes a drug meant to curb opioid addiction has been lying for years about the relative safety of its product. Prosecutors in Virginia filed fraud charges Tuesday against British-based Indivior, which...
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Gov. Newsom Criticizes PG&E’s Plan for New Board

SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday that Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. plans to remake its board of directors with hedge fund financiers and people who have little experience in utility o...
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One Year Later, Parkland Shooting Disrupts School Life

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. — Some students have difficulty trusting classmates outside their circle. Parents say interactions with school staff are more impersonal. Teachers worry that added security detracts from learning. The Parkland massacre a year ago upended sc...
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Brooks Challenges Atkins for Area 4 Central Unified Seat

After unseating incumbent George Wilson Jr. in 2014, Richard Atkins will face off with Shawn Brooks for the Area 4 seat on the Central Unified School Board in the November election. Atkins ran as part of the "Four Horsemen" slate, which swept incumbents out...