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California issues 110,000 licenses to illegal immigrants

Over the first seven weeks of 2015, California issued 110,000 driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles. [LA Times] Assembly Bill 60, California’s law granting immigrants who entered the country illegally the ability to receive... (Continue reading)

Has fracking rid California of its earthquake crown?

Geologists recorded three times as many earthquakes in Oklahoma last year than in California, leading some scientists to finger fracking in Oklahoma as a cause or major factor. [Reveal] In 2014, the U.S. Geological Survey reported 562 earthquakes of magnitude... (Continue reading)

California tribes entering marijuana industry

California medical marijuana patients will soon be able to consume Native American-grown cannabis products, including flowers, hash and medicinal pills and oils. [Indian Country] FoxBarry Farms, a firm that partners with tribes on projects ranging from farms to casinos, has... (Continue reading)

Barbara Boxer won’t run for reelection

Just as the 2014 election season comes to close, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer announced she won’t seek reelection in 2016. After serving 22 years in the Senate, Boxer announced she would not run for a fifth six-year term. Boxer’s retirement... (Continue reading)

Construction begins on California bullet train

State workers will begin construction Tuesday on the California high-speed rail project, which if completed, would link Los Angeles to San Francisco. [LA Times] A groundbreaking ceremony on the $68 billion project will take place at the planned site of... (Continue reading)

Boost to absentee voters

Voters in California can now mail in their ballots on election day and have their vote counted. In the past, ballots had to arrive at the county office before 8 p.m. on election day through the mail or by hand... (Continue reading)

Egg prices rising as California chicken law takes effect

Chicken egg prices are expected to rise across the U.S. early in 2015, following the implementation of a California law requiring farmers to house hens in cages with enough space to move around and stretch their wings. [CBS Sacramento] In... (Continue reading)

Do social services agencies promote drugging children?

Amid demands for foster care reform, the Bay Area News Group has been documenting the alarming use of medications allegedly used to control foster children through sedation. Bay area reporters interviewed 175 people, including dozens of current and former foster... (Continue reading)

Californians get 900 new laws

On New Year’s Day California will have 900 new laws including one that allows drivers licenses for undocumented workers and several that help protect against online bullying. Here are some of the new laws: Law against posting private nude photos... (Continue reading)

CPS sued for kidnaping children

A lawsuit filed Dec. 12 says Riverside County Child Protective Services staff have made a habit of kidnapping children. Attorney Shawn McMillan, who specializes in civil rights cases against child protection agencies, said he uncovered an alarming trend about a... (Continue reading)



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