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Don’t let texbooks demonize India

A history textbook from a major publisher begins its lesson on India with the ludicrous and offensive phrase, “How’s your Karma doing?” The book is set to go before the state Department of Education’s Instructional Quality Commission.

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Tell Trump to leave the kids alone

President Trump’s plan to eliminate federal funding for after-school, summer school and other expanded-learning programs would hit the nation and California hard and is short-sighted, counter-productive and just plain wrong.

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Small water districts get a break on chrome 6

The state freed nearly 200 water districts, including many small systems serving disadvantaged communities, from a “pick your poison” dilemma: spending money they don’t have on new treatment systems, or shutting down wells.

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The Asian-American dream is falling apart

Parents make a commitment to their children’s education, and in return they are cared for in their golden years. But as adults, too many Asian-American millennials have to ask for financial assistance, especially due to California’s high housing costs.

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Can Big Tobacco stop FDA again?

The Food and Drug Administration’s proposal to reduce nicotine content of traditional tobacco products to nonaddictive levels would have a major positive health impact. But the powerful tobacco lobby has a long history of suppressing regulation.

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Business and ICE collaborate to keep workers down

The collaboration between business owners, local governments, law enforcement agencies and immigration authorities to control labor is nothing new in our nation’s history. Immigrant workers have traditionally been viewed both as a threat to white labor and as expendable and undeserving of rights.

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The next step on healthy schools

A wellness policy before Sacramento City Unified School District trustees aims to establish a school culture that eliminates junk food options and educates students about exercise and eating vegetables.

Videos

Homeless in Sacramento

Sacramento Bee photographers found a few people willing to tell us why they are homeless.
Video by Hector Amezcua, Randall Benton and Jose Villegas. Produced by Sue Morrow
Homeless in Sacramento 2:57

Homeless in Sacramento

Universal health care backers protest Assembly session 1:06

Universal health care backers protest Assembly session

Hawks in Granite Bay celebrates 10 years of fine dining 1:32

Hawks in Granite Bay celebrates 10 years of fine dining

Family of woman killed in Charlottesville protest honors her, calls for action at memorial 2:25

Family of woman killed in Charlottesville protest honors her, calls for action at memorial