cable modemCalifornia’s push to reinstate net neutrality protections after the Trump administration revoked them has cleared a major legal hurdle — at least for now.

Story by Ben Adler.

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daycareCalifornia childcare providers who receive state subsidies will be able to form a union under newly signed legislation by Governor Gavin Newsom.

Story by Ben Adler.

(Photo: At Lil Nancy's Primary Schoolhouse, teachers Yolanda Wilson (left) and Kyla Kinner - Penni Gladstone / CALmatters)

 

 

 

 

 

 

gr 67929 1 1International tourism is a booming business for most nations, but a new report says foreign tourism to the United States has slumped 1.7 percent in the first half of 2019 – and blames a combination of the public statements and policies of President Donald Trump.

Story by Suzanne Potter – California News Service

(Photo: Tourism to the U.S. from Mexico and China are down this year - Scott S./Morguefile)

 

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