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Health insurance and higher ed could become more affordable for the middle class in California—but probably not the cost of caring for aging family members.

Migrants who make it into California find support mixed with hardship. Across the border, there’s a cadre of pro bono attorneys eager to help them navigate the asylum application process.…

California doesn't define homelessness as a protected class in the workplace.

California employers and job recruiters find it tough to lure out-of-state workers at a time when unemployment rates are falling and housing prices are rising.

The California Gold Rush redefined how Americans saw failure and success. Today, the state’s economy still benefits from entrepreneurs eager to take big chances.

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