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California could shed light on groups that determine how much your drugs cost

By   /  February 17, 2017  /  California, Health Care, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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“Right now they are unchecked and any small step is a step in the right direction,” he said.

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Persecuted gold mining hobbyist may be headed for U.S. Supreme Court

By   /  February 17, 2017  /  California, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Federal government, News, State Government  /  No Comments

Rinehart’s pastime came to a screeching halt on June 16, 2012 — on Father’s Day. That’s when state authorities literally stopped Rinehart in midstream and charged him with a crime under a 2009 state law that bans suction dredge mining.

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Nanny State of the Week: No more taco trucks on Santa Ana corners?

By   /  February 13, 2017  /  California, Nanny State of the Week, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

Part 115 of 116 in the series Nanny State of the Week If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. And then try a fourth time. That’s the ethos for the Santa Ana, Calif., City Council, which is now going for a fourth attempt to regulate out of existence the horrible scourge of food […]

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Violence and censorship rule at UC Berkeley

By   /  February 2, 2017  /  California, Campus Culture, Campus Culture, Education Blog, First Amendment, National  /  No Comments

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Rioters at the University of California, Berkeley lit fires and destroyed property to shut down a campus event featuring a speaker whose speech they oppose.

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Nanny State of the Week: California slow-pedals autonomous cars

By   /  January 30, 2017  /  Arizona, California, Michigan, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

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Part 113 of 116 in the series Nanny State of the Week Self-driving cars are the next frontier for the autonomous revolution, coming after cars that automatically brake and parallel park. They’re still in initial stages of testing, but over-cautious nanny regulators in California are forcing their roll-out to more forward-thinking states. State regulations are […]

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What bilingual education will mean for California

By   /  November 28, 2016  /  California, Education Blog  /  No Comments

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A change to dual-language instruction in California leaves many unanswered questions, including how many schools will offer bilingual instruction, the cost and where schools will find teachers.

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