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NFL Anthem Policy Shows Owners’ Cowardice, Not Patriotism

Team owners capitulated to President Trump’s divisive rants and spat on individual freedom this week by banning protests during the national anthem at football games.

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Oakland Police Brings Back Its Horse-Mounted Unit

It's more of a public relations campaign — and a costly one at that.

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Wall Street Comes to Alameda

The world's largest private equity firm buys the island's largest apartment complex.

FEATURE

The Killer Inside Me

Five years ago, I became one of the thousands of men diagnosed every year in the U.S. with HPV-related throat cancer.

LEGALIZATION NATION

Clarifying California's Rules About Medical Marijuana Cards

Why the confusion over medical marijuana cards persists despite legalization.

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PAC Money Invades 15th District Assembly Race

A network of pro-charter school donors is spending big on behalf of Buffy Wicks, while the California Nurses Association is touting Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto.

FEATURE

In the 15th Assembly District, Six Candidates Appear to Have a Shot at the Top Two Spots

It looks like the race will come down to a contest among Judy Appel, Ben Bartlett, Jovanka Beckles, Dan Kalb, Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto, and Buffy Wicks.

FEATURE

A Bare-Knuckle Fight for Top Cop

District Attorney Nancy O'Malley is in a heated battle against progressive civil rights firebrand Pamela Price.

FEATURE

Key Measures Are on June Ballot

Voters get to decide on a county childcare sales tax, a parcel tax for Oakland libraries, Emeryville's affordable housing bond, a regional bridge toll hike, and a $4 billion statewide parks bond.

FEATURE

Newsom and Who Else?

The former San Francisco mayor appears to be a shoo-in to make the top two in the governor's race. Who will join him? Plus, a roundup of other key statewide races.

FEATURE

Karen Katz Says Her Challenge of Judge Tara Flanagan Should Surprise No One

Katz says Flanagan disrespects low-income defendants and has violated ethics laws. But Flanagan and her supporters think she's being targeted because she's a lesbian.

FEATURE

Alameda County's Auditor-Controller Race Is a Not-So-Sleepy Affair

The normally overlooked race is turning out to be one of the most hotly contested contests this spring.

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The Express' 2018 June Endorsements

We endorse Gavin Newsom, Kevin de Leon, Tony Thurmond, Measure A, RM3, and most of the local and state ballot initiatives.

LEGALIZATION NATION

Amoeba Records Opens Its New Berkeley Pot Shop, Hi Fidelity

The new cannabis dispensary focuses on supporting local, independent businesses.

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The Killer Inside Me

Five years ago, I became one of the thousands of men diagnosed every year in the U.S. with HPV-related throat cancer.

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