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Will California Create Nation's First Universal Health Care System?

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Flush With Cash, Governor Newsom Wants to Invest in Pandemic Response, Universal Health Access, Fighting Inequality

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Bill Would Revoke Nonprofit Status for Anti-Democracy Groups

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Following a Tumultuous Redistricting Process, California Unveils New Electoral Maps

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Is Sports Gambling in California's Future?

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In SF School Board Recall, Moliga Charts Separate Path — and Local Politicos Take Notice

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Californians Are Leaving Congress. What Does That Mean for the State?

A woman in a pink suit jacket stands at a podium that reads "Kevin Mullin" on the front. There are several people standing behind her wearing masks and holding "Kevin Mullin" signs.

Rep. Jackie Speier Endorses Kevin Mullin to Succeed Her in Congress

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California Prepares for Potentially Massive Surge in Out-of-State Abortion Patients