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The Call for Proper Health Care in Calif. Takes Shape in a Lawsuit

The Call for Proper Health Care in Calif. Takes Shape in a Lawsuit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is harming medical care for more than 13 million lower-income residents, more than half of them Latinos, by failing to pay doctors enough to provide proper care, according to a lawsuit filed on July 12.  The lawsuit alleges the state is violating Latinos’ civil rights by providing low reimbursements to […]

Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage Has Not Cost Jobs, Report Finds

Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage Has Not Cost Jobs, Report Finds

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s $15-an-hour minimum wage law has boosted pay for restaurant workers without costing jobs, according to a study released June 20.  The report, from the University of California at Berkeley’s Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, is certain to add to the debate as activists around the country push for increases […]

Limiting What Landlords Say About Immigrants Is Focus of Calif. Bill

Limiting What Landlords Say About Immigrants Is Focus of Calif. Bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Democrats are expanding their efforts to resist President Donald Trump’s crackdown on immigrants in the country illegally with bills aimed at limiting how much private businesses can cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Democrats control all levels of state government, and leaders have vowed to resist Trump administration policies at every […]

San Francisco Nonprofit Is Raising $100M to Fight Homelessness

San Francisco Nonprofit Is Raising $100M to Fight Homelessness

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco-based nonprofit has pledged to raise $100 million to reduce chronic homelessness in a city widely known for sidewalk tent encampments amid multi-million dollar homes. Tipping Point Community said the money will come from private donations and go toward affordable housing and homeless services provided by other nonprofit groups […]

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