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Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in US more likely to believe in climate change: AP-NORC poll

Apr. 17, 2024 07:47 AM EDT

Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the United States are more likely than the overall adult population to believe in human-caused climate change, according to a new poll. It also suggests that partisanship may not have as much of an impact on this group's environmental...

Crop-rich California region will fall under state monitoring to preserve groundwater flow

Apr. 16, 2024 23:42 PM EDT

California officials voted Tuesday to step in to monitor groundwater use in part of the crop-rich San Joaquin Valley in a first-of-its-kind move that comes a decade after local communities were tasked with managing the precious but strained resource. The State Water Resources Control...

Paris Hilton backs California bill to bring more transparency to youth treatment facilities

Apr. 15, 2024 22:06 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Paris Hilton joined California state lawmakers Monday to push for legislation aimed at cracking down on the industry that cares for troubled teens by requiring more transparency from youth treatment facilities. The bill supported by the Hilton Hotel...

Faced with possibly paying for news, Google removes links to California news sites for some users

Apr. 12, 2024 18:39 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Google on Friday began removing California news websites from some people's search results, a test that acted as a threat should the state Legislature pass a law requiring the search giant to pay media companies for linking to their content. Google...

California court affirms Kevin McCarthy protege's dual candidacies on state ballot

Apr. 09, 2024 19:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a decision that could leave voters doing a double take, a California court ruled Tuesday that a state legislator can appear as a candidate in two races on the November ballot — one for ex-Speaker Kevin McCarthy's former U.S. House seat, and the other for the state Assembly...

Down to the wire. California US House election could end in improbable tie vote for second place

Apr. 04, 2024 20:11 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. House race in California appears headed for a mathematically improbable result – after more than 180,000 votes were cast, a tie for second place. If the numbers hold, that means that the state’s “top two” election system would have to make...

California proposal would change how power bills are calculated, aiming to relieve summer spikes

Mar. 28, 2024 16:52 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — It's become a rite of summer in sunny California: When the temperature spikes, so do electricity bills, leaving some customers with monthly payments over $500. A big reason for that is the way California's largest power companies calculate rates. The more...

Republican Mike Boudreaux advances to special election to complete term of ousted Speaker McCarthy

Mar. 22, 2024 19:59 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux is advancing to a May election in California to decide who will complete the remainder of the term of deposed former U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, which runs through January. Boudreaux will face state legislator Vince...

California wants to pay doctors more money to see Medicaid patients

Mar. 21, 2024 13:05 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When Hunter Morgan bought an optometry practice in Southern California three years ago, one of the first things he did was start seeing patients who use Medicaid, the government-funded health insurance program for low-income people. The previous owners...

Republican Vince Fong advances to runoff election to complete term of ex-House Speaker McCarthy

Mar. 20, 2024 01:03 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republican state Legislator Vince Fong advanced to a May election in California to decide who will complete the remainder of the term of deposed former U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, which runs through January. It was not yet clear Tuesday night who will...