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SACRAMENTO, Calif. | California considers limiting broad ‘felony murder’ law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Brandon Hein was 18 when he and three other teenagers were charged in the 1995 stabbing death of the 16-year-old son of a Los Angeles police detective. One of Hein’s friends pulled a knife during a fistfight over marijuana. James Farris III died; Jason Holland testified that he committed the stabbings in … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | California considers limiting broad ‘felony murder’ law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | US officials: Iraqi refugee was part of terror group

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A refugee from Iraq was arrested Wednesday in Northern California on a warrant alleging that he killed an Iraqi policeman while fighting for the Islamic State organization. Omar Abdulsattar Ameen, 45, and other members of ISIS killed the officer after the town of Rawah, Iraq, fell to the Islamic State in June … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | US officials: Iraqi refugee was part of terror group

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | GOP’s McCarthy slams California Democrats, faces heckling

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy blasted his home state of California as out of touch Wednesday, criticizing leaders for increasing the gas tax and failing to get a handle on long lines at the Department of Motor Vehicles. At the same time, the Republican defended the Trump administration’s policies on taxes and … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | GOP’s McCarthy slams California Democrats, faces heckling

SACRAMENTO, Calif | APNewsBreak: California may redo law to treat, free suspects

SACRAMENTO, Calif— California Gov. Jerry Brown wants to tighten a law he signed weeks ago that critics say could have freed rapists and murderers who completed two years of mental health treatment. The proposal obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday specifically bans those charged with murder, rape and other sex crimes from participating and … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif | APNewsBreak: California may redo law to treat, free suspects

SACRAMENTO, Calif | Rent control fuels costliest fight on California 2018 ballot

SACRAMENTO, Calif— A Los Angeles-based health care nonprofit known for funding controversial ballot measures is waging an expensive battle with the real estate industry over rent control in California. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation has poured more than $12 million into a November initiative it’s spearheading. The measure known as Proposition 10 would let cities and … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif | Rent control fuels costliest fight on California 2018 ballot

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | Billionaire drops quest to split California into 3 parts

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  — The billionaire behind a measure to split California in three said he’s giving up on the effort to reimagine the nation’s most populous state after the state Supreme Court knocked it off the November ballot. “The political environment for radical change is right now,” venture capitalist Tim Draper wrote in a letter … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | Billionaire drops quest to split California into 3 parts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | Ack! Distant fires leave California’s capital city in a haze

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — No major wildfires are burning near Sacramento but for two weeks a dull haze and the faint smell of smoke from distant blazes has blanketed California’s capital region, forcing summer campers to stay inside, obscuring normally bright skylines and leaving ash on cars. Experiencing smoky air from blowing winds is nothing new … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | Ack! Distant fires leave California’s capital city in a haze

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | California gas tax repeal effort could help GOP candidates

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  — Top national Republicans and grassroots donors alike have poured money into the campaign to repeal a recent gas tax increase in California with the hopes it will drive turnout in November and help the GOP hold onto U.S. House seats in the heavily Democratic state. But they face an uphill battle against … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | California gas tax repeal effort could help GOP candidates