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California

  1. the democrats
    Democratic Prosecutors Aren’t Learning From the Mistakes of Their PredecessorsIn declining to charge Stephon Clark’s killers, California attorney general Xavier Becerra is failing to learn from the mistakes of his predecessors.
  2. election fraud
    GOP Finally Has Documented Case of Election Fraud — Committed by RepublicansThe GOP pushes voter suppression to fight imaginary fraud, but that wouldn’t have stopped Republicans accused of tainting a North Carolina House race.
  3. transit woes
    The Battle Over High-Speed Rail Money Is Part of Trump’s War on CaliforniaTrump’s focus on the California high-speed rail project curtailed by Governor Gavin Newsom is about more than his desire to recoup some federal money.
  4. 2020 presidential election
    The New Democratic Primary Calendar Makes Voters of Color Even More ImportantA changing calendar for 2020 means that soon after Iowa and New Hampshire very diverse states will dominate the calendar, and the contest.
  5. high-speed rail
    Newsom Derails Jerry Brown’s Pet High-Speed Rail ProjectThe project has been far over-budget, behind schedule, and not very popular. The only surprise was how rapidly Newsom gave it the heave-ho.
  6. state of the union address
    Here’s a Real Bipartisan Idea: Make Trump Leave If He Loses in 2020Since Republicans are so excited about comity, they should agree to eject Trump from the White House if he loses in 2020 but claims “voter fraud.”
  7. pda
    Invading Elephant Seals Are Using Popular Beach for SexcationThe Elephant seals that overran a California beach are now procreating on it.
  8. interviews
    Meet Soleil Ho, America’s Newest Restaurant CriticHo takes over at the San Francisco Chronicle after the previous critic held the job for 30-plus years.
  9. collective action
    This Beach Belongs to the Elephant Seals NowThey reclaimed it during the government shutdown.
  10. national parks
    It Could Take Joshua Tree 300 Years to Recover From the Government ShutdownAccording to a former park official, the damage has been “irreparable.”
  11. disgraceful
    A Line Cook Says She Was Fired for Speaking SpanishFrancisca Pérez alleges her boss demanded she speak English.
  12. mitch mcconnell
    In New Op-ed, McConnell Attacks Campaign Finance Reform and Voting RightsMcConnell jokes — and lies — his way through a Trump-friendly review of Democratic ethics and voting reforms.
  13. state legislatures
    West Virginia Leads States With Boys’ Club LegislaturesSome states, like Massachusetts (bad) and Georgia (relatively good), defy partisan stereotypes on legislative gender balance.
  14. housing
    Governor Newsom Takes Aim at California’s NIMBYismThe new California governor is quickly showing his seriousness about addressing the state’s affordable housing crisis.
  15. politics
    Basically Everything Is Improved by an Interrupting ToddlerCalifornia governor Gavin Newsom’s son wandered on stage during his inaugural speech.
  16. power
    California Pet Stores Can Only Sell Rescue Animals From Now OnIt’s the first state to ban the sale of non-rescue dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet shops.
  17. transportation
    Off-Schedule and Over-Budget, California’s Bullet Train Is in Big TroubleNew Governor Gavin Newsom is promising a “fresh start” on Jerry Brown’s pet project.
  18. elections
    Why ‘Election Night’ Is an Outdated and Dangerous Relic of the PastMore and more, the traditional media-driven drama of single-day voting and vote counting is out of line with reality. And that’s bad for democracy.
  19. crime
    Two Unruly Nuns Apparently Embezzled $500,000 From School, Hit the CasinoSo much for that whole vow of poverty thing.
  20. 2018 midterms
    The New Republican Myth of California Voter FraudPaul Ryan and other Republicans are implying that California’s slow vote counts disguise fraud. It’s important to debunk these myths before 2020.
  21. travel
    Explore the New California Cool in SacramentoLive out your Lady Bird fantasies in this city with a burgeoning food-and-drink scene.
  22. 2018 midterms
    With One Final Democratic Victory, Midterms EndAll in all, it was a good year for donkeys, and a good start on their 2020 goals.
  23. outbreaks
    FDA Says It’s Identified the Source of the Romaine OutbreakWhich means romaine lettuce may return to the produce section very soon.
  24. 2018 midterms
    The 2018 Midterms Were a Solid Democratic Win, Not a Split DecisionInitial analysis dismissing the “blue wave” failed to take into account the Senate landscape, and late ballots that trended heavily Democratic.
  25. natural disasters
    The California Wildfires Death Count Rises to 65Hundreds of thousands of people have had to evacuate, and a number of celebrities have lost their homes to the fires.
  26. 2018 midterms
    Another Democrat Just Won Her Congressional Race in GOP DistrictKatie Porter won her congressional race, flipping a GOP seat for the Democrats.
  27. 2018 midterms
    California Got Even Bluer in the MidtermsRepublicans were already a decided minority in the Golden State. But this year they lost in some of their ancient strongholds.
  28. food fight
    Brave Californian Admits in Public That In-N-Out Is Just OkaySpeak truth to burgers.
  29. partisanship
    Maybe It’s Time for America to Split UpThe country is hopelessly split. So why not make it official and break up?
  30. encounter
    Barbara Lee Talks Iraq, Poverty, and Getting a Seat at the Table“When I’m in the room and nobody else that looks like me is in the room, it makes a big difference,” says the House’s lefty conscience.
  31. mass shootings
    Everything We Know About the Mass Shooting in Thousand Oaks, CaliforniaTwelve people were found dead. Here’s what happened.
  32. heartwarming stories
    This Is Just an Extremely Heartwarming Story About a Doughnut ShopCustomers are showing up at 4:30 a.m. to buy the shop out early and allow its owner to be with his sick wife.
  33. 2018 midterms
    California’s Big Election Money Spent on Ballot Initiatives, Not CandidatesWhile key congressional fights rage across the state, what many voters are seeing are ads about dialysis, ambulance services, and rent control.
  34. politics
    Kamala Harris Is Building a Network for Black Candidates“My mother used to tell me, ‘Kamala, you may be the first to do many things. Make sure you are not the last.’”
  35. democratic party
    Gavin Newsom Has More Important Things to Do Than Run for PresidentThe next governor of California is preparing to fight Trump and show off his state as a laboratory for progressive policies — including single-payer.
  36. 2018 midterms
    Republican Hatred for Dianne Feinstein Is Making Her Lefty Opponent CompetitiveKevin de León is probably lucky he doesn’t have the money to let his Republican supporters know how progressive he is.
  37. 2018 midterms
    The 2018 Midterms Have Already BegunElection Day has already begun in large areas of the nation, and voting by mail could stretch out Election Night as well.
  38. crime
    Six More Women Say They May Have Been Drugged, Raped by Doctor and GirlfriendProsecutors believe there could be many more victims after finding over 1,000 videos on the doctor’s phone.
  39. mass shootings
    Everything We Know About the California Shooting SpreeSix were found dead — including the gunman.
  40. 2018 midterms
    House GOP Runs High Risk in California, New Jersey, New York With Tax Bill 2.0A lot of competitive House races are in the three states where loss of the SALT deduction really made suburban swing voters mad.
  41. 2018 midterms
    Four California Democratic Congressional Candidates Break With Party on Gas TaxCandidates in some very close House races aren’t taking chances by risking the ire of anti-tax voters as a ballot initiative fight intensifies.
  42. thank you california
    California Is Banning Animal Testing in BeautyThey’re trying to do it by 2020.
  43. criminal justice reform
    California Abolishes Cash Bail Despite Criticism From Left and RightSome conservatives warn abolishing cash bail will cause a crime wave, while some liberals fear judges will just lock defendants up with no recourse.
  44. duncan hunter scandal
    So Far, Polls Say Voters Are Unfazed by Corruption Allegations Against HunterMost voters in the district know about the charges against Hunter and his wife. But have they really dwelled on them in their full fatuous glory?
  45. taxes
    Feds Crack Down on Blue-State Workarounds of Trump Tax Reform Deduction LimitsIt’s part of an ongoing GOP effort to hit coastal “elites” with the bill for reducing high-end taxes. But blue states are still trying to fight back.
  46. 2018 election
    A Latino-Palestinian Progressive May Take Down Indicted GOP CongressmanDuncan Hunter is in big trouble after a corruption indictment. His progressive opponent has a great personal story with some details GOP may exploit.
  47. Rich Absentee Landlords Make a Killing from California’s Prop 13Designed originally to protect middle-class homeowners, California’s Prop 13 is now benefiting rich absentee landlords who inherited their properties.
  48. California Voters Will Decide Whether to Partially Repeal a Sweeping Tax LawLiberal groups are finally going to touch the “third rail of California politics” by trying to limit Prop. 13 to residential property.
  49. department of motor vehicles
    California GOP Candidate for Governor Compares DMV Lines to the HolocaustThe underdog gubernatorial candidate got more than a little carried away in complaining about bureaucracy.
  50. Ryan Zinke Finally Admits That Climate Change Is Making Wildfires WorseDays after saying California’s wildfires have “nothing to do with climate change,” the Interior Secretary changed his tone.
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