22 Sep 2018

Trump support hounds ASI president

The sudden resignation of SF State’s student body president last week was the end result of a campaign to rid the elected body of a Trump supporter, he said. Juan

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28 Aug 2018

CSU mental health counselor bill sent to final vote

The California Faculty Association-sponsored Senate Bill 968, which would mandate the number of mental health counselors on CSU campuses, has been moved to a final vote this Friday. The bill

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12 Dec 2017

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee dies at 65

San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee died unexpectedly early Tuesday morning at the age of 65. SF Gate reported Lee suffered a heart attack around 10:30 p.m. Monday at the

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27 Sep 2017

Bernie Sanders announces plan for a tuition-free SF State

***additional reporting by Aria Brock*** Bernie Sanders is working to make California State Universities tuition-free, just like San Francisco City College, the first in the state to do so. Finding

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20 Sep 2017

New housing rare, no-fault evictions common near SF State

Finding a place to live near SF State is as tough as the 49ers finding a win – it’s rough out there. It’s time consuming, awkward and stressful. Craigslist is hit or

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26 Apr 2017

SF judge declares Trump executive order unconstitutional

A San Francisco judge ruled that the executive order against sanctuary cities is unconstitutional in response to a lawsuit filed by San Francisco and Santa Clara against President Trump’s executive

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20 Apr 2017

Tuition freeze bill moves through state Assembly committees

The Higher Education Committee approved Assembly bills Tuesday that will benefit California students if passed, including one that would freeze tuition until December 2020. Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva and leaders of

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06 Apr 2017

Your entire online footprint: now for sale

Trump signed a controversial bill to repeal protections that would have stopped internet service provider companies from collecting and selling online activity. Though proponents say the repeal of this regulation

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06 Apr 2017

Republicans invoke “nuclear option,” move closer to Gorsuch Supreme Court confirmation

Senate Republicans bypassed a Democratic filibuster to proceed to a final confirmation vote for Judge Neil M. Gorsuch in an unprecedented decision to change the rules of Supreme Court confirmations.

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20 Jan 2017

Trump inaugurated and protests break out

On a rainy day in Washington D.C. at 12 p.m., Donald J. Trump was sworn in at the steps of the Capitol Building as the 45th president of the United

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13 Nov 2016

Voting system questioned in wake of close election

Donald Trump has won the 2016 presidential election but millions of people aren’t ready to throw in the towel and accept that fact just yet. Many are demanding changes to

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07 Aug 2014

Human trafficking concerns prompt FBI closure of Bay Area online escort service

The closure of a Bay Area based escort service website in late June and the arrest of its alleged owners has reignited the debate between sex workers and law enforcement

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23 Apr 2013

New LGBTQ safe zones aim to reduce crime, increase security

Tommi Mecca still doesn’t totally trust the police. For years, Mecca said the police harassed him and others for being gay. “I’m 61, and I grew up in a time when we

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11 Apr 2013

UP2CODE app enables citizens to report violations in SF

The City Attorney’s Office officially jumped on the technology bandwagon when it announced a new smartphone app that allows users to report non-emergency violations directly to code enforcement offices. Officially launched

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03 Apr 2013

New legislation to expand buffer zone around Planned Parenthood clinics

If proposed legislation becomes law, women in San Francisco may get the chance to walk into Planned Parenthood clinics without having to wade through a sea of protesters. Supervisor David

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07 Mar 2013

SFUSD may receive more funds for low-income students

In a city where more than 12 percent of its residents live under the poverty level, the San Francisco Unified School District stands to receive close to $4,000 more per

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20 Feb 2013

Same-sex couples arrested at Valentine's Day protest at City Hall

While many couples rejoiced in San Francisco’s City Hall on Valentine’s Day after having their marriage recognized by the state, several same-sex couples were hauled away in zip ties by

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12 Feb 2013

Nudity ban ignites protest, fuels opposition to supervisor's seat

A gathering of nudists and naturists bared all at a protest against the citywide ban on public nudity at San Francisco’s City Hall on Feb. 1. In light of the

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05 Feb 2013

Immigration reform reignites policy discussion

Immigrant rights activist­­ Perla Flores crossed the border unchecked with her parents when she was 8 years old and lived undocumented for years. In 2010, she got her green card,

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29 Jan 2013

New drug disposal program aims to cut down pollution, abuse

In response to a mounting body of evidence that says pharmaceutical waste is ending up in our drinking water and polluting the environment, San Francisco has instituted a new program

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05 Dec 2012

Norman Yee named District 7 supervisor after close race

Counting ballots took longer than usual in the race for District 7 supervisor, but Norman Yee, president of the San Francisco Board of Education, snagged the open seat left by

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29 Nov 2012

Students, advocates work for immigration policy reform

Students and immigrant rights organizations plan to capitalize on the momentum from the 2012 election in which Latino voters favored Barack Obama over Mitt Romney 3-1. Lawmakers are beginning to

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20 Nov 2012

Board of Supervisors narrowly passes public nudity ban

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors narrowly passed a measure banning public nudity 6-5 Tuesday afternoon. The ban will be in effect for parks, plazas and on public transportation. The

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07 Nov 2012

FX Crowley leads District 7 race after 'formatting error' is fixed

Ranked-choice voting made it a tight race for the District 7 San Francisco Board of Supervisors, and after a formatting error from the San Francisco elections website, Francis Xavier Crowley

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07 Nov 2012

Voters likely to pass Prop. 30

Victory for Proposition 30 — Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax measure intended to prevent massive cuts in state funding to education — looked likely Tuesday night as votes continued to be

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31 Oct 2012

First-time voters at SF State gear up for election

By Danielle Steffenhagen and Noemy Mena Chris Limon, who comes  from a family of undocumented immigrants, is proud to be voting for the first time in this election after realizing

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31 Oct 2012

Prop. 32 reduces political power of unions

As the role of money in politics continues to increase, one proposition facing California voters aims to limit contributions from certain groups. Yet opponents say that special exemptions in the

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30 Oct 2012

Prop. 30 to give students helping hand with tuition woes

The life of a student isn’t what it used to be. With overcrowded classrooms, limited financial aid and increased tuition costs, higher education in California is barely staying afloat. It’s

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24 Oct 2012

Prop. 38 prioritizes K-12 funding but leaves higher education behind

College students need to be wary of where they place their vote for education this November, with competing propositions that could result in both a higher income tax and a

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17 Oct 2012

San Francisco to consider banning public nudity

Daring to be bare might result in a hefty fine following the introduction of proposed legislation that could ban public nudity in San Francisco. The legislation has been brought on

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17 Oct 2012

Prop. 35 would beef up current human trafficking penalties

In addition to the many propositions on the ballot this November, voters will get the chance to decide on an issue with ramifications that will reach far beyond the state.

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09 Oct 2012

Prop. 36 would revise current three-strikes law

California’s conservative stance on crime and punishment could become a bit more liberal — if only a bit — as Proposition 36 aims to change the long-standing three-strikes law this

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09 Oct 2012

Gov. Jerry Brown bars college officers from demanding applicants' social media information

Students have a little less to worry about when it comes to privacy on social media sites thanks to recent legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. Brown passed SB 1349,

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01 Oct 2012

San Francisco plastic bag ban goes into effect today

San Francisco’s plastic bag ban goes into effect today as another step toward becoming a “zero-waste” city. Store owners who don’t comply with the ban will be subject to a fine.

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28 Sep 2012

District 7 supervisor candidates debate Prop. A, Parkmerced redevelopment, pedestrian safety

In a room scattered with candidate supporters and a handful of students, the five candidates for District 7 Supervisor gathered at SF State to discuss a series of student and

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27 Sep 2012

San Francisco for Democracy reaffirms public education, health care, women's rights for upcoming election

As election time draws near, San Francisco for Democracy explained how the upcoming election could affect key issues like health care and public education. The grassroots organization met Wednesday night to discuss

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