Contra Costa Times editorial: Passing hike in cigarette tax is a must
The Field Poll released Wednesday should make the California Legislature's job easier as it tackles health care in a special session this summer: Californians like the direction of health care reforms, the poll found, and -- this is the big news -- they favor a cigarette tax increase to maintain
It surely looks as though partisanship is getting in the way of the state's commitment to take care of its most vulnerable citizens. All the signs are there.
It took more than five days for Jennifer Glass to drown in her own lung fluid. She was in terrible pain from pervasive cancer even before her lungs began to fill, her husband, Harlan Seymour, told the San Mateo Daily Journal, so she never got to say a peaceful goodbye before she died Aug.
Daniel Borenstein: Attorney General Kamala Harris is right about Chuck Reed's latest pension initiative
Pension initiative from former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and former San Diego Councilman Carl DeMaio would alter public employees' vested pension rights. They could challenge Harris' ballot wording in court or embrace it to accurately promote their initiative as one that would truly reform pensions.
Cartoons: TV news crew's demise and senseless gun violence
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She did it right; no reason for outrageYes, according to laws, rules and policies of the State Department at that time. Neither she nor her predecessors -- Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell, who also used private email -- broke any laws and were not criminally liable.
Guest commentary: Dying Californian agree with my wife, Brittany Maynard
Last year my wife, Brittany Maynard, and I had to move to Oregon so she could access medical aid in dying to secure a gentle passing when she could no longer tolerate the pain of the terminal cancer that was discovered just 10 months earlier.
Charles Krauthammer: What six years of the president's 'reset' have wrought
By By Charles KrauthammerOn Sept. 5, 2014, Russian agents crossed into Estonia and kidnapped an Estonian security official. Last week, after a closed trial, Russia sentenced him to 15 years.
Watch: Why college costs are going to get worse
About 11.5 percent of student debt was delinquent or in default for at least 90 days in the quarter that ended in June, up from 11.1 percent in the previous three months, according to data released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
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Travel Top 10: Best cities for pool parties
You'd think California would have scored more than three spots on Evite's list of the nation's top spots for pool parties.
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Chris Brown owns 14 Burger Kings
Peyton Manning, Kanye West, Magic Johnson, Rick Ross, Jimmy Buffett, and Hank Aaron also own fast food joints.