June

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Californians feel benefits of federal health law

 Californians are already beginning to feel the benefits of the new federal health care law, a newly released progress report by Health Access reveals.

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Disabled protest Calif. budget cuts

For the second time in five weeks, dozens of men and women with disabilities and their caregivers camped out for days on a grassy traffic island here last week, protesting Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's plan to slash funding.

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Sacramento votes to boycott Arizona

California's capital city last week joined a growing movement to boycott Arizona until its anti-immigrant law SB 1070 is repealed.

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Revisiting Manzanar

This spring I joined a pilgrimage to the place where I was incarcerated with my family and thousands of others almost 70 years ago, and wondered: could it happen again?

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California primary reveals anti-corporate currents

The June primary election, which brought mixed results, revealed deep anti-corporate and anti-establishment political cross currents among California voters.

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Marchers demand common sense taxes, not cuts

SAN FRANCISCO - Their chants - "Arnold, Arnold get a clue, better raise some revenue!" and "Tax the oil, tax the booze, save the services we all use!"- reverberated off buildings along Market St as hundreds of seniors, low-income parents, people with disabilities and their supporters marched through downtown June 3 on their way to a spirited Union Square rally.

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Key health reform bills up for vote in California

Health reform measures in California, with over 8 million uninsured residents, may be of special interest to other states as they, too, start to implement the new federal legislation.

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Rights group says California abuses children

A recent Human Rights Watch report on California's neglect of children leaving foster care has gained considerable international coverage.

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Border Patrol accused in immigrant death

Mexican human rights defenders are accusing the U.S. Border Patrol of beating, kicking and tasering a Mexican undocumented immigrant to death in San Diego, Calif.

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Disabled and proud, Californians mark ADA anniversary

More than 2,000 disabled people and supporters marched to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and to demand no cuts in vital services.

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