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Ann Hsu SFUSD Saga: After Racist Statement, Who's Pushing for Her Removal? (And Who's Supporting Her?)

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Newsom Signs New Gun Law Modeled After Texas Abortion Ban, Empowering Citizens to Sue Gun Industry

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ICE Detainees Making $1 a Day Sue Over Alleged Wage Theft

Competing State Sports-Betting Measures Headed to November Ballot, With Record-Shattering Campaign Spending Likely

Pro-choice demonstrators holding signs supporting abortion access march on the streets in downtown San Francisco. One woman holds a sign that says, 'Abortion is a human right."

California Lawmakers Place Constitutional Amendment Protecting Abortion Rights on November Ballot

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SFPD Officers to March in Pride Amid Complicated Feelings, Uniform Compromise

two women hold protest signs reading 'never land of the free' while they hold each other and cry in front of the supreme court building

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade, Ending Constitutional Right to Abortion

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Supreme Court Strikes Down N.Y. Gun Law. Is California's Concealed Carry Law Next?

A woman holds a sign that reads "We need parents by choice" in a crowd of people.

Right to an Abortion Would Be Enshrined in State Constitution Under Proposed Amendment