3 things to know about California's Prop 61 prescription drug initiative


California’s Proposition 61, which proposes more affordable prescription drug coverage, has become one of the most highly debated measures this election.

In shift, LA County to give hepatitis C treatment to IV drug users

The shift comes two months after KPCC reported that L.A. County's refusal to approve treatment for active IV drug users did not align with Medi-Cal's policy.

Riverside County again mulls huge development judge had rejected

It would include up to 11,000 homes next to the San Jacinto Wildlife Area. A judge rejected an almost identical plan four years ago over environmental concerns.


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LA owns 9,000 properties. Here are 3 that may be better used


City controller Ron Galperin estimates the city owns some 500 underutilized properties that could be developed into affordable housing or sold for enormous profit.

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Can LAUSD fairly oversee the charters it competes against?

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L.A. Unified leaders say their process is fair, but charter school advocates say letting school districts oversee charters is letting the fox guard the henhouse.

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In fight over ND pipeline, tribe leader calls for peace and prayers

Dave Archambault, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, stands outside a federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 5.

Protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline have been raging. Tribe leader Dave Archambault II says he's telling supporters "not to react to any form of aggression that law enforcement brings."

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Twitter is laying off 9 percent of employees amid $103 million loss


There was some good news in Twitter's third-quarter earnings report, including revenue of $616 million. But to be more efficient, it'll cut around 350 jobs.