Issue: July 25, 2019

In this week's SN&R cover story, Stephen Magagnini asks: Who will lead the Hmong in Sacramento and California? More than eight years after the death of General Vang Pao, there's no clear successor.

In News, Rachel Leibrock writes that California is becoming a sanctuary state for abortion rights. Scott Thomas Anderson looks at the contract impasse between Local 39 employees and Sacramento City Hall that centers on cost of living.

In Arts, Raheem F. Hosseini writes about a digital historical exhibit on the California Un-American Activities Committee, which operated between 1941 and 1971 yet sounds awfully familiar today. In Music, we have stories about Sacramento hip-hop band KARE Collective and Auburn rockers Shotgun Sawyer.

In this week's Garden column, Debbie Arrington previews the Midtown Garden Tour.

In Voices, a candidate in the 7th Congressional District vows to lead with a principled agenda and Jeff VonKaenel writes about a new book on the home foreclosure crisis that focuses on Sacramento. And I check in with Joe Devlin, the city of Sacramento's former cannabis czar who now works for a cannabis company.

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— Foon Rhee