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  • CA's Higher-Ed Reforms Push Transfer Barriers Aside
    on October 15, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    CA's Higher-Ed Reforms Push Transfer Barriers Aside SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Community college students in California are being encouraged to take a closer look at their education plans, to see if transferring to a state university makes sense, and new policy changes aim to ease that pathway. The changes are part of a package of higher-education bills Gov. ...(Read More)

  • Reformas de educación superior eliminan obstáculos para transferencia en California
    on October 15, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    Reformas de educación superior eliminan obstáculos para transferencia en California SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Estudiantes de colegios comunitarios de California están siendo animados a que investiguen de cerca sus planes educativos para ver si tiene sentido transferirse a una universidad estatal. Los nuevos cambios de política apuntan a facilitar ese camino. ...(Read More)

  • CA Postal Workers Say Latest Changes Undermine USPS
    on October 14, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    CA Postal Workers Say Latest Changes Undermine USPS UPLAND, Calif. -- Ahead of the busiest season of the year for the U.S. Postal Service, some California postal workers are voicing concerns about the latest policy changes. ...(Read More)

  • Health Advocates Press for Passage of Build Back Better Act
    on October 12, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    Health Advocates Press for Passage of Build Back Better Act SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Congress still is debating the Build Back Better reconciliation bill, and groups that fight for better health care are pressing for passage. Notably, the bill would authorize the Department of Health and Human Services, which administers Medicare, to negotiate lower prices for prescription drugs and extend those prices to private insurers, so everyone could benefit. ...(Read More)

  • Public-Service Workers Rejoice as Feds Forgive Student Debt
    on October 7, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    Public-Service Workers Rejoice as Feds Forgive Student Debt SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Hundreds of thousands of teachers, nurses, social workers, military officers and others in public service can breathe a sigh of relief tonight as the Biden administration announced major reforms to the public-service loan forgiveness program. Miguel Cardona, U.S. ...(Read More)

  • Medical Aid-in-Dying to Be More Accessible in CA
    on October 7, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    Medical Aid-in-Dying to Be More Accessible in CA SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Mentally capable, terminally ill patients with less than six months to live will now have much easier access to medical aid-in-dying, thanks to a bill just signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom. ...(Read More)

  • Trabajadores del servicio público alegres ya que federales perdonan deuda estudiantil
    on October 7, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    Trabajadores del servicio público alegres ya que federales perdonan deuda estudiantil SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Cientos de miles de maestros, enfermeras, trabajadores sociales, oficiales militares y otros en el servicio público pueden respirar aliviados esta noche, ya que la administración Biden acaba de anunciar importantes reformas al Programa de Condonación de Préstamos al Servicio Público. El secretario de Educación, Miguel Cardona, dice que el programa se simplificará para que califiquen unas 550,000 personas más. ...(Read More)

  • Community Credit Unions Help “Underbanked” Women
    on October 5, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    Community Credit Unions Help “Underbanked” Women SAN FRANCISCO -- Worldwide, only 65% of women have a bank account, compared with 72% for men, so as we celebrate National Businesswoman's Week later this month, community development financial institutions are working to even the playing field. Many of those institutions specialize in making loans to under-banked groups. Ebony Perkins, director of investor relations for Self-Help Credit Union, said her organization has loaned $3.25 billion dollars to women over the past 40 years. ...(Read More)

  • Calls to Reconsider Police in Schools After Teen Shot by Officer Likely to Die
    on October 4, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    Calls to Reconsider Police in Schools After Teen Shot by Officer Likely to Die LONG BEACH, Calif. - Mona Rodriguez, the teen mom shot by a school resource officer in Long Beach, is brain dead and is expected to be taken off life support. The officer, who fired at the car after Rodriguez fled the scene of a fight, is on administrative leave - but the incident has reignited debate over the role of police in schools. ...(Read More)

  • Conservation Groups Celebrate New Program to Fund Desert Restoration
    on October 1, 2021 at 6:00 AM

    Conservation Groups Celebrate New Program to Fund Desert Restoration JOSHUA TREE, Calif. -- Projects to protect the Mojave and Colorado Deserts stand to get a lot more funding, as Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill creating the California Desert Conservation Program. ...(Read More)