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California to vote on $2 cigarette tax

California to vote on $2 cigarette tax

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor
July 20, 2016

A $2.87 tax on a pack of smokes could be in California’s near future. As of June 30, the “Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Amendment,” officially became eligible for the November...

Ley de California le clava aguijas a los niños

Ley de California le clava aguijas a los niños

Kali Persall,
Jefe de Redacción
July 13, 2016

Vacunarse o no vacunarse: Esa es la pregunta del año. La ley, temida por los padres en contra de las vacunas en todo el estado durante casi dos años, acaba de entrar en rigor, y es aterradora. El 30...

California law needles kids

California law needles kids

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
July 13, 2016

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate: That is the question of the year. The law that anti-vaccine parents across the state have been dreading for almost two years just went into effect, and it’s terrifying. On...

The right to die: California law grants patients end of life options

The right to die: California law grants patients end of life options

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
June 29, 2016

In Oct. 2015, California voters passed the End of Life Option Act that Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law. That law went into effect on June 9, which grants terminally ill California residents the option...

Graphic by Tam Duong Jr./The Pioneer

California cracks down on hoverboards

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor
January 7, 2016

The hoverboard craze exploded in 2015 and the motorized devices were one of the hottest gift items during the holiday season. However, new owners of the boards in California will have to adhere to several...

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