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House Votes to End Medical Marijuana Prosecutions

May 30, 2014 | 2:15 am

House Votes to End Medical Marijuana Prosecutions

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Bipartisan effort passes measure that would halt Justice Department campaign against medical marijuana.

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Retiring Rep. George Miller Takes on Fight for Higher Minimum Wage

January 29, 2014 | 12:27 pm

Retiring Rep. George Miller Takes on Fight for Higher Minimum Wage

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Effort to raise wages for lowest-paid workers could become central issue in 2014 campaign.

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Hearing Probes Drone Strikes Against Americans

February 7, 2013 | 11:33 am

Hearing Probes Drone Strikes Against Americans

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Nominated to head the CIA, John Brennan told a protest-disrupted Senate confirmation hearing Thursday the United States employs drone strikes only as a deterrent against imminent terrorist threats, not as punishment for previous actions, firmly defending the controversial attacks that have killed three Americans and an unknown number of foreigners. “Nothing could […]

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Oakland Local: Photos of Women’s Suffrage Centennial Celebration

October 3, 2011 | 2:18 pm

Oakland Local: Photos of Women’s Suffrage Centennial Celebration

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The shores of Lake Merritt were the site of a celebration this Sunday that marked 100 years since California gave women the right to vote, 9 years earlier than the 19th Amendment granted women suffrage nationwide. Oakland Local was there and captured some photos of the spirited gathering (hat lovers take note — lots of […]

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Barbara Lee on GOP “Roadmap to Ruin”

April 11, 2011 | 12:35 pm

Barbara Lee on GOP “Roadmap to Ruin”

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Through tomorrow, Remote Area Medical, an organization made up of volunteer health care specialists, is putting on a free health clinic at the Oakland Coliseum, where KQED’s Rachel Dornhelm interviewed East Bay Congresswoman Barbara Lee. Lee discussed health care reform and GOP budget priorities, calling the latter a “war on the neediest” and a “war […]

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January 8, 2011 | 6:25 pm

Calif. Politicians React to Giffords Shooting

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California’s elected leaders and congressional delegation are reacting to the shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Giffords and others were shot at a shopping area in her home district this morning, while she held a “Congress On Your Corner” public gathering. Several Democratic heavy-hitters attended House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s New Year’s celebration for residents […]

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