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Jane Garcia, CEO of La Clinica de la Raza, which serves 25,000 patients in Contra Costa County, Calif., addresses supporters of expanding health care for undocumented adults. Farida Jhabvala Romero/KQED hide caption

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Debbie Ziegler holds a photo of her daughter, Brittany Maynard, as hugs supporter Ellen Pontac after a right-to-die measure was approved by the state Assembly on Wednesday in Sacramento, Calif. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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California Approves Physician-Assisted Suicide; Bill Heads To Governor's Desk

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A stained-glass window depicting Father Junipero Serra in the Basilica Parish in Mission Dolores. Talia Herman for NPR hide caption

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Savior Or Villain? The Complicated Story Of Pope Francis' Next Saint

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A diver swims in a kelp forest in California's Channel Island National Park, where several of the state's marine protected areas are located. National Park Service hide caption

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In California's Protected Waters, Counting Fish Without Getting Wet

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Marquette University scientist Michael Schläppi grows rice in paddies on his lab's rooftop. Michael Schläppi hide caption

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Rice Finds A Welcome Home In Wisconsin Paddies

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A wind farm in Montezuma Hills, about 40 miles northeast of San Francisco. California is considering proposals to, among other things, derive half the state's electricity from renewable sources. Carl Costas/CALmatters hide caption

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California Considers Sweeping Proposals To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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A federal judge in California has allowed some Uber drivers to proceed with a class-action suit against the company. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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How A Suit Against Uber Could Redefine The Sharing Economy

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Sholonda Jackson works at Operation Dignity, a nonprofit in Oakland, Calif., that provides housing to homeless veterans. California's Proposition 47 enabled the former crack addict to seek a reduction of her drug felonies to misdemeanors. She has earned a bachelor's degree and is working full time. Marisa Lagos/KQED hide caption

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Their Crimes Reclassified, Some Californian Felons Get A Second Chance

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Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones stands next to a illegal aliens sign he had placed in the parking lot of the Butler County Sheriff's Department, Nov. 3, 2005, in Hamilton, Ohio. David Kohl/AP hide caption

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Tracing The Shifting Meaning Of 'Alien'

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A photo from May shows Gino Celli checking his parched crops near his farm near Stockton, Calif. If predictions of a strong El Niño prove true, it could presage a relief from the region's prolonged drought. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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A firefighter monitors flames from the Rocky Fire as it approaches a home late last month. The wildfire has consumed thousands of acres in just over a week. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Veteran Firefighter: Rocky Fire Has 'Most Extreme Fire Behavior I've Ever Seen'

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WHIP The Competition: Stat-Heads Run Minor League Team, Lead It To First

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Enrollment counselor Vue Yang (left) reviews health insurance options for Laura San Nicolas (center), accompanied by her daughter, Geena, 17, at Sacramento Covered in Sacramento, Calif., in February. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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A town in California's Central Valley plans to transform farmland into an eco-friendly residential community. An artist's rendering shows plans for Kings River Village in Reedley, Calif. Courtesy of the City of Reedley hide caption

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California's Drought Spurs Unexpected Effect: Eco-Friendly Development

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