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I have freelanced for The Washington Post, Baseball America, Arizona Republic, Houston Chronicle, the Chico News and Review and other publications.
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SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers were expected to give final approval to sweeping legislation Friday that would create a statewide sanctuary policy and end lifetime registration for some sex offenders. SB54, by Sen. President Pro Tem Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, would bar local law enforcement agencies from cooperating with the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency on deportations except in cases in which immigrants had been convicted of certain crimes.
SACRAMENTO — California would no longer require all sex offenders to register for life under a bill that passed the state Legislature on Saturday. SB386 by Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, would allow many sex offenders to petition to be removed from the registry 10 to 20 years after they are released from prison, as long as they have not committed another serious or violent felony or sex crime. The bill passed the Senate early Saturday morning with a bi-partisan 28-4 vote. It now heads to Gov.
State Senate President Pro tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, center, huddles with Democratic Senators Mike McGuire, of Healdsburg, left, and Scott Wiener of San Francisco, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, in ... more State Senate President Pro tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, center, huddles with Democratic Senators Mike McGuire, of Healdsburg, left, and Scott Wiener of San Francisco, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) less State Sen. Toni Atkins, D-San Diego,...
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