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  • Legislators OK $1-billion relief measure for future droughts

    Legislators OK $1-billion relief measure for future droughts
    State lawmakers Thursday sent Gov. Jerry Brown a $1-billion plan that would restock food pantries in parched Central Valley communities and rush bottled water to Californians whose taps are nearly dry.
  • Posthumous Brittany Maynard video supports aid-in-dying bill

    In a video recorded 19 days before Brittany Maynard took life-ending drugs, she tells California lawmakers that no one should have to leave home to legally kill themselves under the care of a doctor. "Unfortunately, California law prevented me from...

    Senate approves water legislation to address drought, flooding

    Senate approves water legislation to address drought, flooding
    The state Senate approved on Wednesday a $1-billion spending plan that is billed as an emergency response to the state's drought, which has entered its fourth year with no sign of stopping.  The legislation now goes to the Assembly, which is scheduled...

    A new reason to support California's 'death with dignity' bill

    A new reason to support California's 'death with dignity' bill
    For the first time in close to a decade, the California Legislature is considering a bill that would grant terminally ill patients the right to seek a prescription from a physician for a lethal dose of medicine, giving them the ability to die peacefully...

    A doctor's warning on 'death with dignity'

    To the editor: Columnist Steve Lopez shows himself to be a strong advocate of the "death with dignity" bill in the state Legislature. ("Death with dignity movement is alive and well in California," Jan. 20) As a frontline geriatric, palliative and...