May 10, 2022

What Would Reversing Roe v. Wade Mean for California?

Over 50 years after SCOTUS’ landmark decision, California vows to continue to protect women’s freedom to choose

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April 21, 2022

Justice Dept. Appeals to Reinstate Transportation Mask Mandate

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that it had asked the Justice Department to appeal a federal court ruling striking down its requirement for masking on planes, trains, buses and other modes of transportation
April 8, 2022

As Gas Prices Went Up, So Did the Hunt for Electric Vehicles

Prices at the pump have given some Americans second thoughts about electric vehicles
April 1, 2022

House Votes to Decriminalize Cannabis

Democrats and three Republicans band together to capitalize on the political resonance of legalized cannabis as an issue of economic growth, racial justice and states' rights.
March 31, 2022

States Close Mass Test and Vaccine Sites, but Uptick in Virus May Loom

As states close mass testing and vaccination sites, experts question scaling back these services.
March 24, 2022

Moderna to Seek Authorization of Its Coronavirus Vaccine for Young Children

Moderna said that it would seek emergency authorization of its coronavirus vaccine for children younger than 6 years old.
March 21, 2022

FDA’s Expert Panel on Vaccines Will Discuss U.S. Booster Strategy in April

The FDA announced that it would convene a meeting of its outside advisory panel on vaccines to discuss the U.S. Covid booster strategy.
March 18, 2022

Gig Workers Say High Gas Prices May Be a Breaking Point

Some drivers say they find it hard to justify spending hours on the road for Uber or Lyft as fuel costs continue to tick upward.
March 17, 2022

Refugee Crisis Will Test a European Economy Under Pressure

No matter how the catastrophe in Ukraine ends, the costs of helping the millions of Ukrainians fleeing Russian bombs will be staggering.
March 11, 2022

Even Before War, Thousands Were Fleeing Russia for the U.S.

More than 4,100 Russians crossed the border without authorization in the 2021 fiscal year, nine times more than the previous year.
March 11, 2022

House Passes $1.5 Trillion Spending Bill as Democrats Drop COVID Aid

Measure fueled in large part by bipartisan support for a $13.6 billion aid package to help Ukraine as it endures Russia's invasion.
March 11, 2022

Ukrainians in Santa Cruz Mountains Worry for Home Under Siege

There are at least seven Ukrainian families in the Bonny Doon area alone.
March 3, 2022

Jan. 6 Committee Lays Out Potential Criminal Charges Against Trump

In a court filing in a civil case in California, the committee’s lawyers laid out their theory of a potential criminal case against the former president.
February 25, 2022

How the World Is Seeking to Put Pressure on Russia

The West widened its efforts to crack down on Russia by targeting Putin’s top allies, the country’s banking system and its access to crucial technology.
February 25, 2022

Say Hello Again to the Office, Fingers Crossed

The two-year mark since many U.S. businesses sent their office workers home is approaching, and some executives have delivered a long-delayed message: Return-to-office plans are real this time.
February 21, 2022

CDC Isn’t Publishing Large Portions of the COVID-19 Data It Collects

Two years into the pandemic, the agency leading the country’s response to the public health emergency has published only a fraction of the data collected.
February 11, 2022

Once a Threat to the Season, Omicron Is Sitting Out the Super Bowl

With the Super Bowl just days away, what had seemed like a crisis is now a much smaller concern.
February 11, 2022

FDA Delays Action on COVID-19 Shots for Young Children

Regulators and vaccine manufacturers have been wrestling with how quickly to move to vaccinate roughly 18 million children younger than 5.
February 11, 2022

In ‘Severance,’ Adam Scott Gets to Work

The Santa Cruz native plays Mark Scout, a department chief at Lumon Industries, a shadowy corporation.
February 4, 2022

Food Prices Hit Two-Decade High, Threatening the World’s Poorest

A global index released by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization shows that food prices have climbed to highest level since 2011.
February 4, 2022

Strong Jobs Report Shows Resilience of Economic Recovery

The number of long-term unemployed people declined to 1.7 million, down from 4 million a year earlier; still 570,000 higher than before the pandemic.
January 28, 2022

Inflation Continued to Run Hot and Consumer Spending Fell in December

As the virus lingers and uncertainty grows, people predict worse financial outcomes for themselves and higher inflation in 2022
January 27, 2022

Yes, Omicron Is Loosening Its Hold. But the Pandemic Has Not Ended

As cases decline in some parts of the country, many have begun to hope that this surge is the last big battle with the virus
January 21, 2022

On Voting Rights, Democrats Say They Had to Go Down Swinging

Dems distressed by growing trend of Republican-led states imposing balloting restrictions aimed at reducing participation by minority voters
January 21, 2022

Efforts to Rein in Big Tech May Be Running Out of Time

Several bills have withered amid disagreements over how to balance protecting consumers while encouraging the growth of Silicon Valley
January 20, 2022

Biden Administration Announces Plan to Spend Billions to Prevent Wildfires

The federal Agriculture Department said in a statement that it would take measures to reduce the danger of catastrophic fires in dozens of spots
January 20, 2022

Omicron Is in Retreat

The percentage of cases causing severe illness is much lower than it was with the delta variant
January 16, 2022

Good Riddance Bassist Chuck Platt Hospitalized After Being Hit by Car

The hardworking punk rocker suffered significant injuries after he was struck outside his Santa Cruz restaurant, The Crepe Place
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