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  • Monsanto, the maker of Roundup, has undergone some long and expensive legal battles to challenge those who say its weed killer is dangerous to human health. Photo Credit: Chris Thomas

    Calif. Declares Main Ingredient in Roundup a Carcinogen

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The main ingredient in Roundup, the most commonly used weed killer in the world, has been declared a carcinogen by the state of California. The state Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment on Monday said glyphosate will be added to the...
  • The Senate version of healthcare reform bill caps Medicaid spending, which would have dire health and financial consequences for millions in California. Photo Credit: cllarita/Morguefile

    CA Groups: Senate Health Bill “More Draconian” than House Version

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Health advocates warn the Senate GOP bill to repeal and replace Obamacare would cause millions of Californians to lose their healthcare – by phasing out the Medicaid expansion and then capping the program altogether. The Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) lifts...
  • Protestors last year gathered for the 20th annual Immigration Policy Day, formed in the wake of Prop. 187 in 1996. Photo Credit: Calif. Immigrant Policy Ctr.

    Immigrants’ Advocates Rally at Calif. Capitol for “Sanctuary State”

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Advocates for immigrants promoted the idea of making California a “sanctuary state,” with a big rally which occurred on the morning of Monday May 15th, on the steps of the Capitol building in Sacramento. Monday was the 21st annual California Immigrant...
  • Before Sacramento County repealed its fees, the average juvenile probation case could generate $5,640 in fees, according to a new report. Photo Credit: JDAI AZ

    Report: Juvenile-Justice Fees Forcing Some CA Families Into Bankruptcy

    Suzanne Potter California News Service BERKELEY, Calif. – A new report finds that some California families are losing their homes and being driven into bankruptcy by the fees counties charge when kids get arrested – fees that nonetheless generate little to no profit for taxpayers. Researchers from the UC...
  • About 6.6 percent of Californians drink water from public systems that have records of violating the Safe Drinking Water Act, according to a new report. Photo Credit: Earl 53/Morguefile

    Report: CA 9th Worst in Nation for Drinking-Water Violations

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Water systems in California have the nation’s ninth-worst record for violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act, according to a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Researchers pored over Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data from 2015 and found...
  • An Obama-era executive order banning discrimination by federal employees against LGBTQ people could be reversed by President Trump this week. Photo Credit: Flickr/Euro

    LBGTQ Groups Prepare for Executive Order on “Religious Freedom”

    Suzanne Potter Public News Service CARSON CITY, Nev. — Today is the National Day of Prayer, and LGBTQ groups are bracing for an executive order President Trump is expected to sign today that would lift some Obama-era protections for people in the LGBTQ community in the name of “religious...
  • Quienes se oponen a la propuesta republicana de atención a la salud advierten que todavía está sobre la mesa en el Congreso y que subiría dramáticamente los precios de los seguros médicos a los adultos mayores. Photo Credit: AARP

    Defensores de la gente mayor atacan los esfuerzos para revivir el Plan Republicano de Salud

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – La AARP esta debatiendo en contra de los planes que hay en el Congreso para revivir la propuesta republicana de revertir el Obamacare – porque se oponen a las disposiciones que permitirian a los aseguradores cobrar precios mucho mas altos a los estadounidenses...
  • The DACA program remains in place for now, but advocates for California immigrants say anyone at risk of being detained should have an emergency plan and an attorney. Photo Credit: avidcreative/iStockphoto

    Advocates for Calif. Immigrants Warn: Be Prepared

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Advocates for California immigrants are speaking out, educating people on their options in light of the Trump administration’s increased enforcement actions. On the campaign trail, Trump had threatened to revoke Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the program that allowed temporary...
  • Water infrastructure issues are front and center in Washington during Water Week 2017. Photo Credit: earl53/Morguefile

    Advocates Push for Big Federal Investment in Water Infrastructure

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. is drastically underfunding water projects, putting communities at risk for a catastrophic failure, according to a new report from the U.S. Water Alliance. Advocates for better water infrastructure are flooding Washington, so to speak, for Water Week 2017. The...