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China’s Response To The COVID Pandemic

China’s Response To The COVID Pandemic

Joseph Albaugh- Citizens Journal 2020 marked the start of a new decade, the United States Presidential Election race was in full swing, and the global economy continued to skyrocket around the world. Yet what loomed around the corner would effectively devastate millions of people’s lives. An epidemic that started in a bustling town in China […]

California Leads In Jobs Gains, Still Holds Highest Unemployment Rate

California Leads In Jobs Gains, Still Holds Highest Unemployment Rate

by Madison Hirneisen, Center Square Staff Reporter (The Center Square) – California had the largest job gains in October but it can’t shake the highest unemployment rate in the nation, according to an employment report released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The report found that California and Nevada had the highest unemployment rate […]

Everything Nancy MacLean Doesn’t Like Is A Conspiracy Theory

Everything Nancy MacLean Doesn’t Like Is A Conspiracy Theory

by Phillip W. Magness In her 2017 book Democracy in Chains, Duke University historian Nancy MacLean uses economist James M. Buchanan as a point of blame for all that she finds objectionable about modern American politics. The core of her story is a fantastical conspiracy theory that places Buchanan at the center of an alleged 1950s […]

California Unemployment Claims One-Third Of Nation’s Total

California Unemployment Claims One-Third Of Nation’s Total

By Cole Lauterbach | The Center Square The office of the California Employment Development Department in Sacramento, Calif. (The Center Square) – California added only 47,400 jobs in September, a stubborn statistic that is poking at Gov. Gavin Newsom’s theme of the state “roaring back” from the COVID-19 pandemic. The California Employment Development Department released its […]

California Looks To Ban Drilling Up To 10 Football Fields Away From Schools, Homes

California Looks To Ban Drilling Up To 10 Football Fields Away From Schools, Homes

By Cole Lauterbach | The Center Square (The Center Square) – California, one of the nation’s largest producers of oil and natural gas, soon could forbid new drilling of wells anywhere near living spaces. The proposed regulation unveiled Thursday by the California Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM) would ban new drilling 3,200 feet or closer to residential housing, […]

Poll: More Than Half Of Bay Area Residents Say They Are Moving Out For Good

Poll: More Than Half Of Bay Area Residents Say They Are Moving Out For Good

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square Shutterstock (The Center Square) – More than half of the residents living in the San Francisco Bay Area say they are considering moving out permanently within the next few years, according to a new poll conducted by Joint Venture Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies. Since 1995, the think tank […]

California Democrats Rally Around Union As Leader Resigns Over Felony Charges

California Democrats Rally Around Union As Leader Resigns Over Felony Charges

By Cole Lauterbach | The Center Square (The Center Square) – One of California’s largest unions has new leadership after its former director learned she’s facing several felony charges.  California Attorney General Rob Bonta filed 14 felony charges, including tax fraud, embezzlement and perjury, against Service Employees International Union Local 721 Director Alma Hernández.  Bonta said […]

California To Fine Retailers Without ‘Gender Neutral’ Toy Aisles

California To Fine Retailers Without ‘Gender Neutral’ Toy Aisles

By Cole Lauterbach | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Many businesses in California that sell children’s products now have to make clear a section not aimed at one of the two traditional genders or face penalties.  Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1084 into law, which requires retailers with children’s sections to designate and label a […]

Feds Say California Too Expensive To Welcome Afghan Refugees

Feds Say California Too Expensive To Welcome Afghan Refugees

By Cole Lauterbach | The Center Square Homayoun Khamosh talks on the telephone with a customer about the Afghan elections outside of his market, Pamir Food Mart, in Little Kabul area of Fremont, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004. Residents of Little Kabul comprise the nation’s largest concentration of Afghan emigres. Paul Sakuma / AP (The […]

Golden State Payday: Californians Get Second Taxpayer Stimulus Starting Friday

Golden State Payday: Californians Get Second Taxpayer Stimulus Starting Friday

By Cole Lauterbach | The Center Square Close up of a California Golden State stimulus check with envelope for $600, given out to qualifying taxpayers as part of the California COVID-19 relief program. Shutterstock (The Center Square) – Many Californians are waking up to more money in their bank accounts today.  Friday marks the second installment […]

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