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FILE - In this March 31, 2014, file photo, Christina Hung, left, 23, of Oakland, fills out an application form during a health care enrollment event at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center in Oakland, Calif. State-run health insurance markets that offer taxpayer-subsidized coverage under President Barack Obama’s law are grappling with high costs and disappointing enrollment, challenges that could lead more of them to turn over functions to the federal government, or join forces with other states.(AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

WASHINGTON | State-run health insurance markets that offer coverage under President Barack Obama’s health law are struggling with high costs and disappointing enrollment. These challenges could lead more of them to turn over operations to the federal government or join forces with other states. Hawaii’s marketplace, the latest cautionary tale, was awarded $205 million in federal […]


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FILE - In this June 15, 2015, file photo, demonstrators rally for a $15 minimum wage before a meeting of the state Wage Board in New York. The New York state Wage Board is expected to recommend a higher minimum wage for the industry during a meeting, Wednesday, July 22, 2015, in New York City. Board members say they support an increase, though they haven’t offered a specific amount. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

“How we support our workers and their families impacts Californians who might never set foot on one of our campuses,” UC President Janet Napolitano, who oversees 10 campuses, including UCLA and Berkeley, said of Wednesday’s action. “It’s the right thing to do.”


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Colorado Air Pollution Control Division director Will Allison says a number of options are being considered. They include improving insulation at existing coal plants, shifting generation to natural-gas combined plants, more renewable energy and conservation.


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FILE - In this April 16, 2013, file photo, a customer shops for produce at the Hunger Mountain Co-op in Montpelier, Vt. Companies would not have to disclose whether their food products include genetically modified ingredients under legislation passed by the House Thursday, July 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

“The reality is, biotechnology has time and time again proved safe,” the bill’s sponsor, Kansas Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo, said as debate began. “We should not raise prices on consumers based on the wishes of a handful of activists.”


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According to city documents, the total number of summonses issued for marijuana jumped from 67 to 121 — an 80-percent increase — from 2013 to 2014. The total annual fines the city issued for residential marijuana grows also doubled from around $52,000 to more than $100,00 in the same years.


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