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Survey: Californians support Common Core standards

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As other U.S. states move to delay or halt implementation of the shared learning framework known as the Common Core, the new national math and language standards still enjoy solid support […]


Gov. Jerry Brown at a news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento on Jan. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Poll: California Gov. Jerry Brown dominating field as he seeks 4th term

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The governor’s race in California looks like a one-man show. That’s according to a poll Wednesday that found Gov. Jerry Brown 37 percentage points ahead of his nearest rival in a […]


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Sen. Dianne Feinstein against legalizing pot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Wednesday joined Gov. Jerry Brown in expressing skepticism about legalizing marijuana in California for recreational purposes. The state’s senior senator told The Associated Press in a telephone interview […]


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Californians divided over Obama’s health reforms as president’s job approval declines

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians twice voted overwhelmingly for President Barack Obama, but they are split on his most important domestic policy achievement — health care reform. A Public Policy Institute of California survey released […]


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Poll: Californians worry about crime, early inmate releases; support gay marriage, legal marijuana

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new poll from the Public Policy Institute of California shows voters are concerned about public safety as a court battle continues over reducing the state’s prison population. Nearly half […]


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Poll: Californians OK with Brown ahead of election, want more state action on climate change

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new poll shows that Gov. Jerry Brown has a record high 54 percent approval rating with California voters before he heads into a likely re-election campaign next year. But the […]


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Probation in the dark on some arriving inmates

LOS ANGELES (AP) – County probation officials say they aren’t consistently getting required notice about inmates being released to their supervision, making it harder to monitor felons and potentially endangering the public. The late notice […]


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Renewed hope in California buoys Gov. Jerry Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new poll from the Public Policy Institute of California finds that Californians are rewarding Gov. Jerry Brown with a record high job-approval rating.


Poll: Brown's tax initiative slips below majority

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California’s undecided voters will determine the fate of Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax initiative as the latest public opinion survey shows support slipping below the majority needed for passage. The Field Poll […]



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