On this, the first Monday in September, the United States celebrates Labor Day, a tribute to American workers. It’s a traditional demarcation for the end of summer and millions of working Americans get the day off. They may even contemplate the state of the worker in the United States while doing so.

Republicans may not win control of the U.S. Senate in November after all.
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Labor Day offers an opportunity for politicians and economists to offer their two cents on the state of labor. It’s a good bet that some of that commentary will focus on the so-called “skills gap” – the notion that millions of jobs in highly technical fields remain unfilled while millions of Americans without those skills remain unemployed.
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Sometimes, little people decide to take a stand.
Sacramento city schools’ new chief needs to meet with Mayor Johnson immediately, get WiFi districtwide, and shake up the traditional school model.
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I love stories of family farms and raisins. In the past, it was a crop full of uncertainty and perfect for struggling immigrants who were willing to take risks and dream of profits.
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Tom Steyer, billionaire former hedge fund executive and progressive environmental activist, sat down with The Sacramento Bee’s editorial board last week to talk issues important to him and his NextGen Climate super PAC. Steyer has spent tens of millions of dollars on environmental issues and to sway elections across America in favor of candidates with a focus on climate change and the environment. Here’s an edited version of his comments:
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REYKJAVIK, Iceland – Volcanoes and glaciers, fire and ice, are dominant features of this moonscape-pocked island nation. How fitting that over a generation ago the leaders of the United States and Soviet Union came to talk disarmament in the heat of the Cold War.

He's not joking. He's Joe King. For Governor.
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Sometimes, little people decide to take a stand.

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Sacramento has a bicycle master plan, but while it is slowly being updated, more cyclists must choose disconnected bike routes or sidewalks.

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Even when The Sacramento Bee published only a newspaper aimed at a broad readership, some readers bought us because they were passionate about one subject and not much else.

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