Nick Cahill, Courthouse News

Nick Cahill

Courthouse News

Sacramento, CA, United States

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Past articles by Nick:

Democrats going all in for Newsom in California recall

With recall ballots now in the hands of over 22 million California voters — and recent polls showing a close race — Democrats are pushing a novel approach to ensure Governor Gavin Newsom keeps his office: Only fill out half the ballot. → Read More

Newsom issues vaccination mandate for teachers, school employees

The order — which Gov. Gavin Newsom called the first of its kind in the nation — has the support of the Golden State's teacher unions. → Read More

California farmers to lose access to the state’s largest watershed as drought worsens

By unanimous vote, water regulators approved an emergency framework that will soon bar thousands of farmers— and potentially cities — from taking surface water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. → Read More

Californians growing more anxious about water supply, drought and wildfires

With reservoir levels dropping and wildfires raging months earlier than usual, nearly 70% of those polled say the effects of climate change are already underway. → Read More

Governor Newsom Inks State Budget Framework

Newsom and state Democrats are putting the finishing touches on a $262 billion budget, weeks into the new fiscal year. The state will send out $600 stimulus checks, boost education funding and expand health care to more undocumented residents. → Read More

Federal Judge Freezes California College Town’s Anti-Homeless Law

The judge said the city of Chico's half-baked airport shelter built during the heat of summer won't cut it. → Read More

Newsom Sues Elections Chief to Get Party Preference on Recall Ballot

Gavin Newsom boasts a slew of advantages over the list of Republican challengers in California’s upcoming recall, including a mounting war chest and strong support from the state and country’s top … → Read More

Newsom Recall Clears Another Key Hurdle, Election Date Still Unknown

Just 43 people had a change of heart and removed their signatures from the recall petition, cementing the recall of the Democratic governor. → Read More

Pricey Rock Barriers and Desalination Plants: The Latest in California’s Drought War

With a key water source for farmers and cities threatened, state officials are banking on a $30 million pile of rocks to keep saltwater from encroaching further into the Sacramento-San Joaquin Rive… → Read More

California Added Over 100,000 Jobs in May, but Labor Shortages Threaten Recovery

Experts say pandemic-inspired extra unemployment benefits are holding the state back. → Read More

City Must Face Claims of Man Shot by Police After Throwing a Book

A jury will decide whether a police officer and the city he works for deserve to have the book thrown at them — in court, this time. → Read More

California Appeals ‘Disturbing’ Dump of Assault Weapons Ban by Federal Judge

Democratic leaders eviscerated a federal judge for overturning the state’s first-in-the-nation assault weapons ban and promised to fight for even stricter gun control laws in wake of another … → Read More

Vaccinated Californians Can Largely Ditch Masks June 15

One of the lone holdouts, California will adopt the CDC’s month-old guidance and allow fully vaccinated residents to go mask-free in most settings. → Read More

California Lawmakers Unveil Spending Plans for Massive Surplus

In a counter-proposal, the Democratic-controlled Legislature pressed Governor Gavin Newsom to divvy billions more toward fighting climate change and wildfires, as well as new housing for students a… → Read More

California Senate Approves Plan to Decertify and Limit Immunity for Rogue Cops

State Senate Democrats advance police reforms that would permanently strip bad officers of their badges as well as end cash bail for low-level arrests. → Read More

California Orders Water Cuts to Wine Country Growers and Ranchers

A historic lack of rainfall and dwindling reservoir levels prompted state regulators to cut nearly 1,000 property owners off from the Russian River in the heart of California’s Wine Country. → Read More

Newsom Primed to Survive Recall Attempt, New Poll Shows

With rapidly improving pandemic and economic trends, just 40% of California voters say they will vote to replace Governor Gavin Newsom this fall. → Read More

Biden Administration OKs California Push for Offshore Wind Farms

The feds have committed to leasing a 400-square-mile site off California’s Central Coast for the development of floating wind farms to aid the state’s push for 100% renewable electricit… → Read More

California Leads US in Jobs Added But Overall Growth Slows in April

With the state’s grand reopening less than a month away, California accounts for nearly 40% of new jobs nationally but statewide unemployment remains over 8%. → Read More

Awash in Cash, Newsom Ups Ante With $267 Billion Revised California Budget

The budget behemoth includes money for taxpayers, schools, the homeless crisis and the fight against climate change. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) — After a year of pandemic-induced sweeping budget… → Read More