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  • 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)
  • 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...

    California lawmakers to propose 'right-to-die' bill for terminally ill

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Inspired by a San Francisco Bay Area woman's highly publicized quest to end her grueling battle with cancer, lawmakers are renewing efforts to allow California's terminally ill greater choice over how and when they die. On Wednesday, two...

    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 to vote on scaled-down $7.5-billion water bond in November

    California to vote on scaled-down $7.5-billion water bond in November
    After months of political haggling, a ballot measure that will ask voters in November to approve $7.5 billion in borrowing for water projects sailed through the Legislature on Wednesday. Soon afterward, flanked by dozens of lawmakers from both parties,...