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Cannabis in the CV: California Could Become a Sanctuary State for Marijuana; Cathedral City Restricts New Dispensaries

Cannabis in the CV: California Could Become a Sanctuary State for Marijuana; Cathedral City Restricts New Dispensaries

Monday, June 19, 2017  |  Sean Planck

No, Jefferson. Let it go …

Our evil elf of a U.S attorney general is whining about pot again, this time in a letter asking Congress not to renew the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment.

The Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, which became law in December of 2014, prohibits the Department of Justice from spending any f...

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Democracy in Crisis: The Indictment of Journalist Aaron Cantú Portends a Grim Future for the First Amendment

Democracy in Crisis: The Indictment of Journalist Aaron Cantú Portends a Grim Future for the First Amendment

Friday, June 16, 2017  |  Baynard Woods

Dozens of defendants, each sitting with their own lawyer, fill a Washington, D.C., courtroom, looking like college students wearing their nicest clothes for a job interview.

However, the situation here is far more serious: They are all facing charges of felony rioting, conspiracy to riot and destruct...

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Blowing the Whistle: Palm Springs Government Critics Judy Deertrack and Robert Stone Take Credit for Going to the Feds—as They Launch City Council Campaigns

Blowing the Whistle: Palm Springs Government Critics Judy Deertrack and Robert Stone Take Credit for Going to the Feds—as They Launch City Council Campaigns

Tuesday, June 13, 2017  |  Brane Jevric

Judy Deertrack and Robert Stone—both of whom have declared their intent to run for the Palm Springs City Council—recently disclosed that they were informants to the FBI regarding the Palm Springs City Hall corruption case.

The case has resulted in bribery charges in connection with downtown developme...

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Democracy in Crisis: Comey's Reference to Hoover Reminds Us That Things Could Be Much, Much Worse

Democracy in Crisis: Comey's Reference to Hoover Reminds Us That Things Could Be Much, Much Worse

Friday, June 09, 2017  |  Baynard Woods

Hundreds of people were lined up in the marble hallways of a Senate office building, hoping to get one of the 88 public seats in Room 216, where James Comey, the FBI director Trump fired over the Russia investigation, was scheduled to testify at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 8.

That was at 8:30 a.m. More...

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Dreamers Insured: Democrats Plan to Expand Health Care for California's Undocumented Young Adults

Dreamers Insured: Democrats Plan to Expand Health Care for California's Undocumented Young Adults

Thursday, June 08, 2017  |  Elizabeth Aguilera

California’s Democratic legislators want to extend health benefits to undocumented young adults, the continuation of an effort that ushered children without legal status into the state’s publicly funded health care system last year.

It is unclear when the program would start or how much the state would...

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The Gender Reading Gap: Girls Outperform Boys Consistently on Standardized Tests—and 75 Percent of Black Boys Don't Meet State Standards

The Gender Reading Gap: Girls Outperform Boys Consistently on Standardized Tests—and 75 Percent of Black Boys Don't Meet State Standards

Thursday, June 01, 2017  |  Matt Levin

Three of four African-American boys in California classrooms failed to meet reading and writing standards during the most recent round of testing, according to data obtained from the state Department of Education and analyzed by CALmatters.

More than half of black boys scored in the lowest category o...

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