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State legislature moves forward with measure raising legal smoking age to 21

Buying lottery tickets, voting and buying cigarettes have for years been privileges California residents received when they turned 18. However, a package of tobacco bills awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature may send one of those options up in smoke.   ...

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State legislation aims to make college textbooks affordable

New legislation that could potentially save students money on textbooks and other materials was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in October. Student leaders of the California State Student Association (CSSA), the California State University Academic Senate and the Chancellor’s Office ...

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Placing a patient’s life in their own hands

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill in October that would allow a patient to end his or her own life by requesting aid-in-dying drugs. The ABX2 15 bill, known as the “End of Life Action Act,” allows a person with ...

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New gun bill passed intended to prevent school shootings

In the last few months students from college campuses in Oregon, Texas, and Arizona were victims of school shootings. As an aim to prevent future incidents in California, Gov. Jerry Brown passed bill SB 707 that bans anyone from carrying ...

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CSU outlines budget plans, labor relations, student representation

The California State University system held a web conference Friday to discuss budget plans, labor relations and student representation. The featured speakers included Ryan Storm, CSU assistant vice chancellor for budget; Laurie Weidner, CSU assistant vice chancellor for public affairs; ...

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New bill legalizes wine tasting courses for students under 21

Students who are under 21 will now be allowed to taste wine in wine-evaluating courses at Fresno State after California passed the “Sip and Spit” bill over summer.

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Administrator addresses sexual assault programs to ASI senate

As the “yes-means-yes” campus sexual assault bill awaits Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature, Fresno State officials aren’t waiting to take action on the issue of sexual assault on college campuses. Institutional Compliance Administrator Brittany Grice explained the campus’ current measures regarding ...

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Memorial for two fallen CHP officers draws thousands

Thousands paid their respect Monday at the Save Mart Center to two California Highway Patrol officers who died while on duty last week.

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Fallen CHP officers’ memorial scheduled at Save Mart Center

Heavy traffic expected surrounding Save Mart Center throughout the day

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Ag community takes on a drought with uncertain future

In response to California’s unprecedented drought, state officials announced Friday that the State Water Project (SWP)—a publicly operated water storage and conveyance system that distributes water to urban and agricultural water suppliers throughout California—will not distribute any water to local ...

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GOP candidate for governor visits campus

Republican Assemblyman Tim Donnelly from San Bernardino County, who officially announced his candidacy on Tuesday for the GOP nomination for governor, visited Fresno State Wednesday.

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Law punishes sex offenders who cut GPS devices

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new bill on Oct. 12 that requires sex offenders to spend 180 days in jail for tampering with the GPS device they are fitted with before they are released on parole.

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Gov. Brown signs license bill

Gov. Jerry Brown visited Fresno City College Thursday to sign a bill granting undocumented immigrants the right to obtain driver’s licenses in California.

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CSU Chancellor White fields questions from student media

During a teleconference with CSU student media, Chancellor Timothy P. White addressed multiple issues concerning campuses across the system.

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Law protects transgender students’ rights

California made transgender rights history on Aug. 12 when Gov. Jerry Brown signed into state law AB1266, a bill aimed to protect certain rights for transgender students from kindergarten to 12th grade.

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Gun control debate lacks clarity

Gun control is a hot topic of debate across the country and from the Fresno State campus there are words of caution for Gov. Jerry Brown as he considers 12 bills meant to reduce gun crime.

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Minimum wage increase to come

An increase in minimum wage approved Sunday by the California Assembly is expected to be signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown—making it the highest rate in the country.

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New gun bills spark debate on campus

Fresno State students reacted to the gun-control debate that made its way to California with the passage of multiple gun-control bills from the state legislature.

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