California Wildfires

Firefighters are currently battling two major wildfires, the Camp fire and Woolsey fire, in California. The Camp fire has set some grim, new records by rapidly becoming one of the most destructive and deadly wildfires to hit the U.S. in the last century. According to authorities, around half of the…

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Wildfires Continue to Burn in California

Last week, thousands of people were forced to evacuate their homes as massive wildfires spread across Northern California. At least 40 people have died and more than 3,500 homes and businesses have been destroyed. Firefighters say they are starting to make progress, but it will take time to contain the…

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California and Oregon Increase Teen Access to Birth Control

This month, California became the third state to allow girls and women to get birth control pills and patches without a doctor’s prescription. They can now obtain it directly from pharmacists. Since the start of the year, Oregon has allowed the same for girls age 18 and over. Washington, D.C….

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Celebrating 10 Years of Paid Family Leave in California — Now Let’s Get the Word Out!

Parenthood is an utterly unique experience, full of firsts: your baby’s first coo, first smile, first grasp of your hand. I’ve been lucky enough to experience those firsts four times over and know that this awesome privilege includes a solemn responsibility: to raise healthy, conscious and compassionate children who will…

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