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June 15, 2021 | Nicole Nixon
On California’s big reopening day, Gov. Gavin Newsom is ready to usher in a new chapter. But some challenges loom for Newsom, who will face a recall election later this year.
A lot changes on June 15, when California officially reopens. Here's a look at the new rules for businesses and individuals, and what things are staying the same for now.
June 14, 2021 | Chris Nichols
The National Weather Service expects temperatures to range from 100 degrees to 113 degrees during the heatwave. Thursday is expected to be the hottest day.
Californians are used to collecting plastic and glass bottles along with their aluminum cans and taking them down to the closest recycling center for drop-off and a few quarters for their time. A new bill may shift that to something easier.
June 12, 2021
As the governor and lawmakers wrangle over the budget, local public health departments are underfunded and overwhelmed. Outdated equipment and insufficient staff hamper handling of everything from asthma to syphilis.
June 12, 2021 | Janelle Salanga
When California reopens June 15, you might not need a mask in public places, because masking guidance is changing. Here’s what that will look like for fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
June 11, 2021 | Chris Nichols
News outlets published some of Fauci’s emails after the federal government released them through a Freedom of Information Act request.
California State Of Mind | Episode 28
June 11, 2021
What would you do with 100 billion dollars? California has an unprecedented budget surplus. We’ll hear where the money came from. Plus, as the grand re-opening of the state approaches, we explore what that really means for residents.
The Wait Continues For Sacramento’s Year-Round Emergency Shelters To Help Protect Homeless Residents
June 10, 2021 | Chris Nichols
Despite repeated calls for action and the deaths of several unhoused people last winter, the city has yet to open year-round emergency cooling or warming centers.
June 10, 2021 | Randol White
Leaders in California’s summer camp industry say that in addition to COVID-19, racial justice movements of the past year could lead to a revamping of current camp culture.
June 10, 2021 | Sarah Mizes-Tan
Studies have shown that poor air quality can lead to negative health impacts like higher rates of asthma and chronic lung issues.
June 9, 2021 | Sammy Caiola
Homeless encampments have largely been able to remain in place during the COVID-19 pandemic under a special public health order. When it expires June 15, unhoused individuals are worried they’ll lose access to services.
June 9, 2021 | Bert Johnson
Native Americans say they were left out of negotiations that led to a new tax on gold and silver mining — and the revenue it generates — from their own ancestral lands.
June 8, 2021 | Nicole Nixon
A state of emergency allows governments to suspend normal operations to get through a crisis. Republican lawmakers want to know how long that’s going to last.
June 8, 2021
Stop AAPI Hate, a California-based coalition, has recorded nearly 7,000 hate incidents involving Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders nationwide since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.
June 8, 2021
Legislators want to spend $650 million a year to continue a pandemic program for free meals for all California public school students. The proposal will be decided in budget talks this week.
June 7, 2021 | Chris Nichols
A survey by the Small Business Roundtable and data tracked by Harvard University support Harris’ statement.
June 7, 2021 | Sammy Caiola
The city of Sacramento is partnering with nonprofits on a federally funded project that could bring community kitchens, retail spaces and cafes to neighborhoods outside the downtown area.
June 6, 2021
California is allowing the company Cruise to offer free rides to passengers in its driverless cars — without safety drivers on board.