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MISSION, TX - JULY 24:  Salvadorian immigrant Stefany Marjorie, 8, holds her doll Rodrigo after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico into the United States with her family on July 24, 2014 near Mission, Texas. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

California To Give Legal Aid To Immigrant Minors

Democratic lawmakers say they will approve legislation supported by Gov. Jerry Brown to spend $3 million to provide legal help for unaccompanied children from Central America.

08/21/2014

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Lawmakers Approve Placing Historic $7.5 Billion Water Plan On November Ballot

After weeks of difficult negotiations, the ballot measure sailed through both houses of the Legislature: 77-1 in the Assembly and 37-0 in the Senate.

08/13/2014

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Lawmakers Plan Water Bond Vote As Talks Continue

Pressed by a deadline and California’s severe drought, state lawmakers are scheduled to vote Wednesday on a measure that would swap out an existing water bond on the November ballot and authorize billions in borrowing to pay for new reservoirs, groundwater cleanup and habitat restoration.

08/13/2014

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Long Delayed California Water Bond Vote Scheduled For Wednesday

The compromise measure needs two-thirds support in both houses. That will require backing by Republicans in the Senate, where Democrats lack a supermajority.

08/12/2014

View of the Bald Fire in Lassen. (Source: U.S. Forest Service-Pacific Southwest Region, Fire & Aviation Management)

Northeast California Wildfire Destroys 8 Homes

A pair of wildfires burning without restraint about 8 miles apart in northeast California became the focus of state and federal firefighters Sunday as authorities reported that one of the blazes had destroyed eight homes and prompted the precautionary evacuation of a small long-term care hospital.

08/03/2014

An artist's rendition of a California high-speed rail station. (Source: cahighspeedrail.ca.gov)

Court Gives New Life To California High-Speed Rail

A state appellate court ruling is giving new life to Gov. Jerry Brown’s $68 billion high-speed rail project.

08/01/2014

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Galt City Leaders Putting Pressure On Residents To Cut Water Usage

Starting on Friday, watering your lawn more than three times a week, washing sidewalks or driveways, or using a hose without an automatic shutoff device could mean up to $100 in fines in Galt.

07/30/2014

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Gov. Jerry Brown Kicks Off Mexico Trade Mission

Gov. Jerry Brown travels to Mexico for three days of meetings starting Monday aimed at increasing direct investments in California, promoting university exchanges and forming environmental partnerships to combat climate change.

07/27/2014

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Gov. Brown Calls Border Crossings Humanitarian Issue

Gov. Jerry Brown is calling the arrival of unaccompanied young migrants to the U.S.-Mexico border a humanitarian issue and says California will do its part.

07/23/2014

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Gov. Brown To Meet Mexican Official

Gov. Jerry Brown is due to meet Mexico’s secretary of foreign affairs ahead of his trade mission to the bordering nation next week.

07/23/2014

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Students, Coaches Support California Bill Limiting High-School Football Contact Drills

The law will restrict practices involving game-speed tackling at middle and high schools. Full contact is limited to just 90-minute sessions twice a week before and during the season. Those are prohibited during the offseason.

07/22/2014

File photo of Border Patrol on the U.S.-Mexico border. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

California Not Deploying National Guard Troops To Mexican Border For Immigrants

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been a vocal critic of the White House’s response to the border crisis as he considers a second presidential run. He is deploying up to 1,000 troops over the next month at an estimated cost of $12 million per month.

07/21/2014

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