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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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Thousands march for California's future

SACRAMENTO - At least 12,000 people marched here recently, crowding on to the space in front of the State Capitol to protest corporate greed.

Bill to divest from arms makers faces test

The fate of a bill passed by the University of California at Berkeley Student Senate to divest from two U.S. firms providing military support to Israel's occupation of Palestine will likely be decided April 14.

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Megan Fox to governor, “Don’t terminate our teachers”

Megan Fox fights for public education in a great, new video.

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Community clinics rally for health care reform

As the health care reform debate came down to the wire this week, supporters of community health clinics rallied March 17 in California.

Health care activist upbeat about California single-payer

California single-payer activist is optimistic about its state passage in the next five years.

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Thousands march to save public education

Hundreds of thousands of students, parents, faculty, campus workers and community supporters demonstrated in California and around the country March 4 in a massive protest to save public education.

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