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Some California Parents Critical Of New Mental Health Law For Low Income Teens

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During their last year of high school, Fiona Lu (left) and Esther Lau advocated for two bills on behalf of low-income youth, one expanding access to mental health care and the other, menstrual hygiene products. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the mental health bill into law in October. (Photo courtesy of Courtney Lindberg)

New Mental Health Law Proves To Be Divisive Among California Parents

A new law signed by Governor Gavin Newsom will make it easier for low-income teens to access mental health treatment. But some parents are protesting, saying it infringes on their rights as parents.
Reporter: April Dembosky, KQED

Local Governments At Various Stages Of Readiness When It  Comes To Climate Change

California’s local governments are thinking about staffing up for climate change related challenges. A new report from the nonpartisan group Next 10  tried to gauge how ready the state’s local governments are when it comes to dealing with a warming planet.
Reporter: Erik Anderson, KPBS


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