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Bus riders protest 20 percent fare hikes

Video: Bus Riders Union protests the proposed 20% fare increase for Los Angeles County passengers.

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Child care on the chopping block

Angelina Padilla, a single mother of four, receives help with child care for her two youngest.

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Single-payer health care in health care overhaul law?

WASHINGTON (PAI) - Is single-payer government-run health care - a key cause for 21 international unions and 500 other labor organizations and a bugaboo for the health insurers and the Radical Right - in the massive health care overhaul Congress approved on party-line votes and President Barack Obama signed?

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Calif. governor proposes ‘scorched earth' budget cuts

Once again, Californians most needing their government's help are being told they must bear the brunt of a $19 billion budget gap.

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A California battle over power to the people

A public clean energy program began delivering electricity to 6,000 customers this month, and a for-profit electric giant is fighting it tooth and nail.

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At California’s Capitol, panel sheds light on immigration issues

SACRAMENTO - The California State Capitol was the site of a unique conference on immigration reform, with testimony on Arizona's new law, NAFTA, and problems of students and workers.

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Vigil marks police slaying of farmworker

WOODLAND, Calif. - On a highway overpass here, a vigil marked the anniversary of the police killing in broad daylight of a young immigrant farmworker.

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Clean ports, truck driver rights at issue on Capitol Hill

A congressional subcommittee this week heard compelling testimony about the achievements of the Clean Trucks Programs at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and what's needed to assure their continued success.

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California ballot initiatives mostly an assault on democracy

Three of five propositions on the June 8 California primary ballot are an assault on the voting rights of the people, and on their pocketbooks.

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Ex-inmates need across-the-board help, panelists say

Alameda County elected officials, law enforcement officials, community organizations and current and former inmates came together April 22, to consider how best to help former prisoners.

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