Ben Adler

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California Tightens Standard For Police In Lethal Force Instances

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

California will have one of the strictest laws in the country detailing use-of-force standards for police. But law enforcement says proper training remains the key. The law takes effect Jan. 1.

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Calif. Gov. Newsom Expected To Sign Bill Limiting Police Use Of Deadly Force

Monday, August 19, 2019

California law enforcement will need to justify use of force as necessary, rather than reasonable, when a bill is expected to be signed into law Monday. It will be among the country's strictest.

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How California Is Helping Shape The 2020 Presidential Race

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Democratic presidential candidates will gather in California this weekend for a state Democratic Party convention. California's liberal policies have served as an inspiration for many.

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In California, Agreement On New Rules For When Police Can Use Deadly Force

Friday, May 24, 2019

Under the agreement, officers will be able to use lethal force only when it is "necessary" and if there are no other options. That's widely viewed as higher than the existing legal standard.

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Trump Administration Cancels Nearly $1 Billion In California High-Speed Rail Funding

Thursday, May 16, 2019

In a statement released Thursday, the Federal Railroad Administration says California has "repeatedly failed to comply" with the agreement and "failed to make reasonable progress on the project."

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PG&E Transmission Lines Caused California Camp Fire, Investigators Say

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Fire investigators say electrical transmission lines owned and operated by utility giant Pacific Gas and Electric caused last fall's Camp Fire — the deadliest wildfire in California history.

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Activists Call For Change In California's Use-Of-Force Laws

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

The decision not to charge two Sacramento police officers in the shooting death of Stephon Clark is pushing activists to focus on changing California's use-of-force laws. Two bills are now in play.

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Protests Ignite After 2 Officers Will Not Be Charged In Sacramento Shooting

Monday, March 04, 2019

Nearly a year after police fatally shot Stephon Clark in his grandmother's backyard, the district attorney announced Saturday that the two officers who killed him will not face criminal charges.

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No Criminal Charges For Sacramento Police Who Shot Stephon Clark

Sunday, March 03, 2019

The district attorney in Sacramento announced that there would be no charges against two police officers who shot Stephon Clark, an unarmed 22-year-old black man, nearly a year ago.

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No Criminal Charges For Sacramento Police Officers Who Fatally Shot Stephon Clark

Saturday, March 02, 2019

Nearly a year after Sacramento police fatally shot Clark, a 22-year-old unarmed black man who died in his grandmother's backyard, DA Anne-Marie Schubert presented her office's findings on Saturday.

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'No More Xenophobia': Calif. Governor Criticizes Trump On Immigration

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

In his first State of the State speech Tuesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom wasted no time in criticizing what he called President Trump's "fear-mongering" over the "so-called 'border emergency.'"

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California To Slow Down Plans For High-Speed Rail System

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

In his State of the State speech Tuesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced he was scaling back the state's ambitious and controversial plan to build a high speed rail system from San Francisco to L.A.

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California Gov. Newsom Mostly Ends State's National Guard Border Deployment

Monday, February 11, 2019

"The border 'emergency' is a manufactured crisis," Newsom is expected to say at his State of the State address this week. "And California will not be part of this political theater."

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Some States Defy U.S. Rules Denying Unemployment To Unpaid Federal Workers

Saturday, January 19, 2019

The Department of Labor says that 450,000 "essential" employees are not eligible for the benefits. California Gov. Gavin Newsom is among those saying "we're gonna do it, and shame on them."

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Defying Trump Administration, Calif. Offers Federal Workers Unemployment Benefits

Friday, January 18, 2019

California Gov. Gavin Newsom called the Department of Labor's guidance that states not allow furloughed workers to collect unemployment "jaw-dropping."

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California Says Goodbye To Jerry Brown, State's Longest-Serving Governor

Monday, January 07, 2019

After a long political career, it's Jerry Brown's last day in office. He is retiring after four terms as the governor of California, and we remember his time through some of his more memorable quips.

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Jerry Brown's Exit Interview: Don't Say He Didn't Warn You

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The outgoing governor of California spoke about climate change, nuclear proliferation, capitalism and more in a wide-ranging interview with NPR.

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In California, Some GOP Incumbents Try To Keep Seats That Went To Hillary Clinton

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

California has a number of key House races to watch on Election Day. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is one of several Republicans trying to keep seats in districts that went to Hillary Clinton in 2016.

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California Launches New Effort To Fight Election Disinformation

Sunday, September 23, 2018

The state's new Office of Elections Cybersecurity will focus on combating social media campaigns that try to confuse voters or discourage them from casting ballots.

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California Launches New Effort To Fight Election Disinformation

Friday, September 21, 2018

The state is fighting misinformation about elections by creating an office that will flag suspicious social media posts about voting. But it comes with legal and political questions.

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