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August 20, 2014 | 8:00 am

California Legislature Approves Ban on Forced Sterilizations for Inmates

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Women receiving tubal ligations were typically between 25 and 40 and had been pregnant 5 or more times.

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Jeff Blankfort at 80: Photographer’s Work Links Past and Present of Bay Area Activism

August 19, 2014 | 7:00 am

Jeff Blankfort at 80: Photographer’s Work Links Past and Present of Bay Area Activism

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Photojournalist sees his work documenting ’60s as antidote to ‘sanitized’ history.

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Gov. Brown to Debate Kashkari on Sept. 4

August 18, 2014 | 8:22 pm

Gov. Brown to Debate Kashkari on Sept. 4

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Gov. Jerry Brown and Republican candidate Kashkari will debate each other once — in three weeks.

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Legislators End Suspense … But Still, Mystery Moves on Bills

August 15, 2014 | 5:11 pm

Legislators End Suspense … But Still, Mystery Moves on Bills

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Hundreds of bills meet their fate in August at state Capitol, most with little light shed on the process.

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Where Does Your Member of Congress Stand on Airstrikes in Iraq?

August 12, 2014 | 5:01 pm

Where Does Your Member of Congress Stand on Airstrikes in Iraq?

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Campaign against Islamic State fighters draws support and skepticism from Bay Area representatives.

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New Ballot Numbers For November’s Water, Budget Propositions

August 12, 2014 | 12:01 am

New Ballot Numbers For November’s Water, Budget Propositions

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Legislators move to make the two measures Prop. 1 and Prop. 2. But why?

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‘Citizens United’ Measure Removed From California’s Fall Ballot

August 11, 2014 | 7:35 pm

‘Citizens United’ Measure Removed From California’s Fall Ballot

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State Supreme Court ruling blocks an advisory measure asking voters to sound off on money in politics.

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Despite Homeless Stunt, GOP’s Kashkari Still No Household Name, Apparently

August 8, 2014 | 10:13 am

Despite Homeless Stunt, GOP’s Kashkari Still No Household Name, Apparently

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Cartoonist introduces himself as GOP candidate at state Capitol and no one bats an eye.

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S.F. Planners Back Chiu’s ‘Airbnb’ Proposal But Make It Tougher

August 8, 2014 | 5:00 am

S.F. Planners Back Chiu’s ‘Airbnb’ Proposal But Make It Tougher

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Legislation would legalize and regulate thousands of short-term rentals and cap them at 90 days.

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Brown Wades Into Water Bond Debate

August 6, 2014 | 8:00 am

Brown Wades Into Water Bond Debate

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Governor releases plan for a $6 billion measure to replace current $11 billion proposal.

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