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SACRAMENTO, Calif. | AP Exclusive: Costly plan aims to stem inmate overdoses

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— A federal official who controls medical care in California prisons wants as much as a quarter-billion dollars a year to provide medication intended to ease a record increase of fatal drug overdoses among inmates. The plan that Clark Kelso released to The Associated Press on Thursday calls for the state to eventually provide … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | AP Exclusive: Costly plan aims to stem inmate overdoses

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | AP FACT CHECK: California governor hopefuls stumble on bail

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  — Both candidates for California governor on Monday addressed the state’s recently approved law that will make it the first to eliminate bail for suspects awaiting trial and replace it with a risk-assessment system. Starting in October 2019, most suspects charged with nonviolent felonies will be quickly released, while those charged with serious, … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | AP FACT CHECK: California governor hopefuls stumble on bail

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | California attorney general hopeful’s ethics hearing starts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A former judge running a longshot campaign to unseat California’s attorney general is facing a judicial ethics tribunal two months before the November election. Steven Bailey, a Republican who served as an El Dorado County judge from 2009 through August 2017, is accused of using the job to aid his political campaign, … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | California attorney general hopeful’s ethics hearing starts

SACRAMENTO, Calif | California attorney general candidate faces ethics panel

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Steven Bailey, a former judge now running for California attorney general, is facing a judicial ethics tribunal just two months before the November election. Bailey, a Republican who served as an El Dorado County judge from 2009 through August 2017, is accused of using the job to aid his political campaign, improperly accepting … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif | California attorney general candidate faces ethics panel

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | California GOP attorney general nominee faces ethics panel

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Republicans’ nominee for California state attorney general is facing an ethics tribunal just two months before the November election. Former judge Steven Bailey is accused of using his office to further his statewide campaign, improperly accepting gifts and steering business to a firm where his son worked — all in violation of judicial … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | California GOP attorney general nominee faces ethics panel

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | Verizon slowed internet speed for first responders to fire

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— A nationwide telecommunications company promised changes Friday as state lawmakers said they were shocked to learn that Verizon slowed Northern California firefighters’ internet service while they battled what became the state’s largest-ever wildfire. Verizon said it removed all speed cap restrictions for emergency workers fighting wildfires on the West Coast and for those … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | Verizon slowed internet speed for first responders to fire

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | US officials: Ex-IS fighter accepted in US as refugee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — An Iraqi man accused of killing for the Islamic State entered the U.S. as a refugee after claiming to be a victim of terrorism, in a case drawing attention amid the Trump administration’s criticism of the resettlement program’s vetting process. Omar Abdulsattar Ameen, 45, was arrested in California on Wednesday and will … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | US officials: Ex-IS fighter accepted in US as refugee