Kaiser Health News – Health care groups dive into property tax ballot fight, eyeing public health money

A November ballot initiative to raise property taxes on big-business owners in California is drawing unconventional political support from health care power players and public health leaders.


NPR – Emergency rooms and health clinics become voter registration hubs

A November ballot initiative to raise property taxes on big-business owners in California is drawing unconventional political support from health care power players and public health leaders.


Associated Press – Pfizer: Mid-November earliest it can seek virus vaccine OK

Pfizer Inc. cannot request emergency authorization of its COVID-19 vaccine before the third week of November -- and that’s if everything goes well, the company’s CEO announced Friday.


The Hill – Climate change, national security among topics for final Trump-Biden debate

The second and final presidential debate between President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden will focus on topics including the coronavirus pandemic, race in America and climate change, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced Friday.

 

Los Angeles Times – California wildfires on the cusp of burning 4 million acres so far this year

Wildfires have burned an unprecedented swath of California this year, scorching nearly 4 million acres — an area larger than Connecticut — and killing 31 people, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.