California approves campus abortion bill

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/30/18, 11:30 am

The California Assembly on Wednesday approved a bill to require all public universities in the state to offer abortion pills to students. None of the 34 University of California or California State University campuses currently offer abortions at their student health centers. Private donors have agreed to pay millions of dollars in startup costs to implement the requirement, which would take effect in 2022. Students for Life called the bill’s passage a tragedy.

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California lawmaker and wife indicted

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 8/21/18, 07:20 pm

A federal grand jury indicted Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., and his wife, Margaret Hunter, on Tuesday for allegedly using $250,000 of campaign funds for personal expenses and filing false reports to cover the spending. The charges, including wire fraud, falsifying records, campaign finance violations, and conspiracy, are the culmination of a year-long U.S. Department of Justice investigation. The 48-page indictment lists spending from 2009 to 2016, including a family vacation to Italy, private school tuition, dental work, and video games.

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Wildfires in California continue to spread

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/07/18, 11:43 am

Fire officials began treating twin wildfires in Northern California Monday as one, making it the largest wildfire in state history. By Tuesday, the Mendocino Complex fire had destroyed 445 square miles, nearly the same area as the city of Los Angeles. The fire north of San Francisco continues to grow and threatens 11,300 buildings, leading to more evacuation orders over the weekend. More than 14,000 firefighters are battling more than a dozen major fires throughout the state, according to California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Scott McLean.

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