neighborhoodOne of the most expensive political fights in California history could be headed for the November 2020 ballot: a property tax increase that could raise $10 billion a year for schools, community colleges and local governments.

Story by Ben Adler.

(Photo: Courtesy of Capital Public Radio)

 

 

 

 

 

 

0413 medical marijuana pCalifornia's struggling legal cannabis industry is expected to grow next year to $3.1 billion, but it remains far outmatched by the state's thriving illegal market.

Story by Julia Mitric.

(Photo: Jeff Chiu / File / AP / via Capital Public Radio)

 

 

 

 

 

 

pharm shelfCalifornia lawmakers want to reduce barriers to acquiring pre-exposure prophylaxis, a drug regimen that can prevent HIV.

Story by Sammy Caiola.

(Photo: Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio)
 
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    California Update for Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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  • Oct 28, 2019

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  • Oct 20, 2019

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  • Oct 17, 2019

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