Kathleen Ronayne, The Associated Press

Kathleen Ronayne

The Associated Press

Sacramento, CA, United States

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Past articles by Kathleen:

California governor abruptly skips UN climate conference

California Gov. Gavin Newsom says unspecified “family obligations” are responsible for his abrupt decision not to attend next week's United Nations Climate Change Conference in Scotland → Read More

US Democratic governors to participate in UN climate talks

At least a half dozen state governors — all Democrats — plan to attend parts of the two-week United Nations' climate change conference in Glasgow, known as COP26. → Read More

US Democratic governors to participate in U.N. climate talks

U.S. governors are taking a seat at the table as international leaders gather in Scotland at a critical moment for global efforts to reduce fossil fuel emissions and slow the planet's temperature rise → Read More

US Democratic governors to participate in UN climate talks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — U. S. governors want a seat at the table as international leaders prepare to gather in Scotland at a critical moment for global efforts to reduce fossil fuel emissions and slow the planet's temperature rise. At least a half dozen state governors — all Democrats — plan to attend parts of the two-week United Nation's climate change conference in Glasgow, known as COP26. → Read More

California plan to ban community oil drilling far from final

California Gov. Gavin Newsom's plan to ban new oil and gas wells within 3,200 feet of neighborhood sites is drawing cautious optimism from environmental groups but strong pushback from the oil industry and its labor allies → Read More

California proposes new oil drilling ban near neighborhoods

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's oil and gas regulator on Thursday proposed that the state ban new oil drilling within 3,200 feet of schools, homes and hospitals to protect public health in what would be the nation's largest buffer zone between oil wells and communities. → Read More

California bullet train: Democrats debate if train will be high speed as costs continue to soar

A new and fundamental debate has emerged in the battle over California’s high-speed rail project that could again significantly downgrade the troubled effort: Should the trains even be high speed when the system launches? If so, the state will need another $4 billion. → Read More

California oil spill renews calls to ban offshore drilling

California has been a leader in restricting offshore oil drilling since the infamous 1969 Santa Barbara spill that sparked the modern environmental movement, and the latest spill off Huntington Beach is prompting fresh calls for an end to such drilling. → Read More

California oil spill renews calls to ban offshore drilling

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has been a leader in restricting offshore oil drilling since the infamous 1969 Santa Barbara spill that sparked the modern environmental movement, and the latest spill off Huntington Beach is prompting fresh calls for an end to such drilling. That's easier said than done, even in California. While the state hasn't issued a new lease in state water in five… → Read More

California oil spill renews calls to ban offshore drilling

Oil spilling into federal waters off California's coast has prompted fresh calls for an end to offshore oil drilling in state and federal waters → Read More

California to mail every voter a ballot in future elections

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Every registered California voter will get a ballot mailed to them in future elections under a bill signed Monday by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom. The law makes permanent a change adopted during the pandemic for the 2020 election and the recent recall against Newsom. California, the nation's most populous state, joins several other Western states in mailing all voters a… → Read More

California 'Momnibus' bill aims to reduce deaths for Black mothers

Nicknamed the “Momnibus” bill and authored by state Sen. Nancy Skinner, SB 65 would collect more details about pregnancy-related deaths, diversify the experts looking at that data and require them to recommend ways to reduce racial gaps. It also would expand access to doulas and midwives, whose presence can drive better care. → Read More

California bill aims to reduce pregnancy-related deaths for Black mothers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has among the lowest death rates nationally among pregnant women and new mothers, but the numbers for Black mothers tell a different story. They were six times more likely to die within a year of pregnancy than white women from 2014 to 2016 and had a higher rate of death than Black women nationally from 2014 to 2017, the most recent time frame for which data… → Read More

Recall vote highlights California's geopolitical divisions

The California recall election was a blowout win for Gov. Gavin Newsom that reinforced the state's political divisions: The Democratic governor won big support in coastal areas and urban centers, while the rural north and agricultural inland, with far fewer voters, largely wanted him gone. → Read More

California Republican turnout not high enough to boot Newsom

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republicans, vastly outnumbered by Democrats in California, needed a huge turnout in this week's recall election to have any chance of removing Gov. Gavin Newsom from office. It didn’t happen. About 9. 2 million votes were counted Tuesday and an estimated 2. 9 million were still left to tally. That suggests overall turnout was around 55%, about average for a California midterm… → Read More

California Gov. Gavin Newsom beats back GOP-led recall

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday emphatically defeated a recall aimed at kicking him out of office early, a contest the Democrat framed as part of a national battle for his party’s values in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and continued threats from “Trumpism.” Newsom bolted to a quick victory boosted by […] → Read More

California Gov. Gavin Newsom projected to remain in power in failed recall effort

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday night was projected to become the second governor in U.S. history to defeat a recall aimed at kicking him out of office early, a contest the Democratic governor crafted as part of national battle for his party's values in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and lingering threats from "Trumpism." → Read More

California recall fails; Gov. Gavin Newsom stays in office

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday became the second governor in U. S. history to defeat a recall aimed at kicking him out of office early, a contest the Democratic governor crafted as part of national battle for his party's values in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and lingering threats from "Trumpism. " The victory cements Newsom as a prominent figure in… → Read More

California recall fails; Gov. Gavin Newsom stays in office

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday became the second governor in U. S. history to defeat a recall aimed at kicking him out of office early, a contest the Democratic governor crafted as part of national battle for his party’s values in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and lingering threats from “Trumpism. ” The victory cements Newsom as a prominent figure in national Democratic politics… → Read More

California recall fails; Gov. Gavin Newsom stays in office

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday became the second governor in U. S. history to defeat a recall aimed at kicking him out of office early, a contest the Democratic governor crafted as part of national battle for his party’s values in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and lingering threats from “Trumpism. ”The victory cements Newsom as a prominent figure in national Democratic politics… → Read More