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Hawaii governor prioritizes wildfire recovery, affordable housing in veto plan

Governor Josh Green says that some of the bills passed by the state Legislature misappropriate funds away from some the state's more pressing crises.

California attorney general vows to appeal affordable housing exemption ruling

The Los Angeles County case affects charter cities only. The Legislature can't involve itself in the governance of those cities, unless the law is meant to resolve an issue of statewide concern.

Feds win temporary block of California policy restricting facial hair for corrections officers

For now at least, California must stop enforcing a rule limiting beards and other facial hair for officers whose religious beliefs require them.

Texas county DA wins sovereign immunity in voter rights lawsuit

A panel of judges reversed the lower court’s decision denying Kim Ogg’s motion to dismiss the voting rights case against her.

Free speech, press freedom orgs urge DA not to prosecute Stanford student journalist

Dilan Gohill, who works at the student-run Stanford Daily newspaper, is facing criminal charges after he was arrested during a pro-Palestine protest on campus earlier this month.

FBI raids home of Oakland mayor facing November recall

Federal officials were spotted raiding Mayor Sheng Thao’s home and another house Thursday morning in the Oakland Hills.

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