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Tougher vaccine rules move forward in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers moved ahead Wednesday with tougher rules that limit parents from choosing whether to vaccinate their schoolchildren as a handful of opponents shouted “We will not comply” inside the Senate. Senators sent the measure to the Assembly as the nation struggles to stem the highest …

Inside the GOP’s California nightmare – POLITICO

The party lost big in the state’s November House races, and Republicans didn’t see it coming. Rep. Steve Knight’s (R-Calif.) campaign went into election night thinking another tough victory was at hand. Knight grinded out a win in 2016, in a district President Donald Trump lost, despite relentless Democratic attacks …

Ferocious fires spark concern over major health consequences

Smoke masks. Eye drops. No outdoor exercise. This is how Californians are trying to cope with wildfires choking the state, but experts say an increase in serious health problems may be almost inevitable for vulnerable residents as the disasters become more commonplace. Research suggests children, the elderly and those with existing health …