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Poisoned by your own backyard

  It has been called “the most insidious form of environmental racism we have seen in Los Angeles County in the last 100 years.” And, right now, the California state government has the opportunity to fix it. The Exide battery plant operated for nearly a century, poisoning nearby homes with lead. Despite excessive and documented […]

California governor signs bill mandating prison for sexual assault

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed two sexual assault laws in response to national outrage over the six-month jail sentence given to a former Stanford University swimmer for assaulting a woman passed out near a trash bin. The Democratic governor announced his approval Friday of laws requiring longer sentences to be […]

End the tampon tax

By Kelsey Mo | 10/03/16 7:38pm After struggling over my Human Event essay and staying up late finishing it, I walked into my local CVS this past weekend in search of three specific items essential to my well-being in college: thin mint Oreo cookies, a bottle of Sprite and maxi pads. As I bent down to […]

Legislation updates definition of rape

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation last week that updated the definition of rape to include all forms of sexual penetration. AB701 was introduced in response to a loophole in California state penal code that the Brock Turner case highlighted. Turner, a student at Stanford University, served only three months in jail for sexually assaulting an […]

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