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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.
  • 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...

    Californians deserve the right to die with dignity

    Californians deserve the right to die with dignity
    Although 70% of Californians support physician-assisted suicide, it remains illegal in this state. Despite a remarkably successful 20-year-old law in Oregon that set up a process for what that state calls “death with dignity,” the...

    California lawmakers will push death-with-dignity measure

    California lawmakers will push death-with-dignity measure
    It was a dying wish of Brittany Maynard, after terminal cancer led her to move to Portland so she could legally end her life, that her home state of California would someday adopt Oregon's death-with-dignity law. On Wednesday, less than three months...