prop13neoCalifornia voters will decide in March whether to approve a $15 billion dollar bond measure to repair schools and colleges.

Story by Chris Nichols.

(Photo: In this Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, photo, a student at Lake Elementary School in San Pablo, Calif., walks through a hallway where bunches of electrical wires hang from the ceiling - Jocelyn Gecker / AP Photo)



corona testCalifornia health workers will be able to test potential coronavirus cases more quickly now that the federal government has given some state labs permission to analyze samples.

Story by Sammy Caiola.

(Photo: A California Department of Public Health in Richmond that will soon be able to test for coronavirus - Courtesy, California Department of Public Health)



CA senateThe California Legislature received 181 discrimination and harassment complaints in the last year. That was ‘many more’ than expected—but leaders at the Capitol are optimistic.

Story by Scott Rodd.

(Photo: The California State Senate - Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio File)





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