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Natalie Hanson

Natalie Hanson

Natalie Hanson reports on legal and general news in Oakland and the East Bay Area for Courthouse News Service. She previously wrote about Marin County news in Marin Independent Journal and covered city government, housing and homelessness and other Butte County news for Chico Enterprise-Record. Natalie studied journalism and international relations at California State University Chico and her reporting has also been published in ChicoSol News, San Jose Spotlight, Ethnic Media Services, The Mercury News and The Washington Post.

Latest Articles by Natalie Hanson

Judge says Trump administration's pork inspection rules do not violate industry health standards

A federal judge said Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s rules for inspecting pigs before they are sent to slaughter are not “arbitrary and capricious,” nor do they violate food safety standards. 

Newsom signs off on recall reform in 11th-hour signing spree

But California's governor turned down bids to limit solitary confinement and adopt minimal mental health standards in jails.

California businesses, workers win big in latest bill-signing spree

Governor Gavin Newsom touted efforts to invest in improving the state's economic outlook while keeping an eye on its eye-popping, record-breaking budget through next year.