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  • Aid-in-dying bill will be revived

    An emotionally charged aid-in-dying bill is seriously ailing in the California Legislature.
  • Lawmakers do warm-ups, but the game is far off

    Lawmakers do warm-ups, but the game is far off
    Hundreds of bills flew from one legislative house to the other last week in an exercise much like batting practice. Or like golfers taking swings on a driving range. Or two tennis competitors stroking balls back and forth before their match. Lots of...

    Assisted-death bill approved by California Senate

    Assisted-death bill approved by California Senate
    After a debate marked by raw and personal tales of loss, the state Senate on Thursday advanced a proposal to allow terminally ill Californians to end their lives with drugs prescribed by physicians. If the measure wins approval by the Assembly and Gov....

    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...