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No Death With Dignity: While Desert Regional, JFK Memorial Are Starting to Support California's End of Life Option Act, Eisenhower Medical Center Keeps Saying 'No'

No Death With Dignity: While Desert Regional, JFK Memorial Are Starting to Support California's End of Life Option Act, Eisenhower Medical Center Keeps Saying 'No'

Thursday, February 16, 2017  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

Gov. Jerry Brown signed the End of Life Option Act in October 2015, and the law went into effect on June 9, 2016.

But for many Coachella Valley residents who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness and given a prognosis of less than six months to live, the end-of-life option remains out of grasp—...

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Democracy in Crisis: The Extreme Right Freaks Out Over Flynn's Resignation; the Irony of McConnell’s Use of Senate Rule 19

Democracy in Crisis: The Extreme Right Freaks Out Over Flynn's Resignation; the Irony of McConnell’s Use of Senate Rule 19

Tuesday, February 14, 2017  |  Baynard Woods

The far, far right started freaking out when “lock her up”-chanting former Gen. Michael Flynn resigned as national security adviser in the wake of revelations that he discussed loosening sanctions with a Russian ambassador while Obama was still president.

Mike Cernovich, one of those DeploraBallers w...

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Risks With Rules: Trump's Attack on Government Regulations Could Have Some Nasty Consequences

Risks With Rules: Trump's Attack on Government Regulations Could Have Some Nasty Consequences

Monday, February 13, 2017  |  Elizabeth Shogren

With the stroke of his pen, President Donald Trump on Jan. 30 unleashed the biggest assault ever made by a president on the government regulations that protect Americans and nature.

In an executive order , he mandated that two existing regulations be eliminated for every new regulation issued—and he dic...

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Cannabis in the CV: Despite the Confirmation of Marijuana Opponent Jeff Sessions as AG, the Feds May Still Leave Legal Weed Alone

Cannabis in the CV: Despite the Confirmation of Marijuana Opponent Jeff Sessions as AG, the Feds May Still Leave Legal Weed Alone

Monday, February 13, 2017  |  Sean Planck

Jeff Sessions has been confirmed as the attorney general along party lines, with no Republicans opposing his appointment and only one Democrat in favor. While this understandably makes the cannabis industry a little jittery, thanks to the prospect of the resumption of federal enforcement efforts, th...

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Divest or Exert Influence? A Proposed Bill Would Force CalPERS, CalSTRS to Sell Off Investments in Dakota Access Companies

Divest or Exert Influence? A Proposed Bill Would Force CalPERS, CalSTRS to Sell Off Investments in Dakota Access Companies

Tuesday, February 07, 2017  |  Rory Carroll

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters)—The California Public Employees’ Retirement System should maintain its investments in the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline project in order to exert influence over the companies involved, staff for the largest U.S. public pension fund said on Monday, Feb. 6.

Proposed s...

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Singling Out One Religion: Trump to Focus Counter-Extremism Program Solely on Islam, Sources Say

Singling Out One Religion: Trump to Focus Counter-Extremism Program Solely on Islam, Sources Say

Thursday, February 02, 2017  |  Julia Edwards Ainsley, Dustin Volz and Kristina Cooke

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters)—The Trump administration wants to revamp and rename a U.S. government program designed to counter all violent ideologies so that it focuses solely on Islamist extremism, five people briefed on the matter told Reuters.

The program, “Countering Violent Extremism,” or ...

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