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California

  1. 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.
  2. 2018 midterms
    Another Democrat Just Won Her Congressional Race in GOP DistrictKatie Porter won her congressional race, flipping a GOP seat for the Democrats.
  3. 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.
  4. food fight
    Brave Californian Admits in Public That In-N-Out Is Just OkaySpeak truth to burgers.
  5. partisanship
    Maybe It’s Time for America to Split UpThe country is hopelessly split. So why not make it official and break up?
  6. 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.
  7. mass shootings
    Everything We Know About the Mass Shooting in Thousand Oaks, CaliforniaTwelve people were found dead. Here’s what happened.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.’”
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. mass shootings
    Everything We Know About the California Shooting SpreeSix were found dead — including the gunman.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. thank you california
    California Is Banning Animal Testing in BeautyThey’re trying to do it by 2020.
  19. 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.
  20. 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?
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. space of the week
    A Sunny California Cottage Filled With Vintage DécorWhen Corre Larkin started furnishing her family’s new house in Newport Beach with lots of antiques, her inner decorator took hold.
  28. lawsuits
    California May Walk Back Cancer Warning for CoffeeNew research showing that coffee is benign has a state agency calling for the removal of cancer warnings on everyone’s favorite caffeinated beverage.
  29. Trump Throws Word Salads at California Wildfire CrisisTrump seems to be expressing solidarity with anti-environmental California Republicans like his friend Devin Nunes, who thinks rivers are an outrage.
  30. Trump Plunges Ahead With Attack on Fuel Standards and CaliforniaIn a long-debated development, the administration freezes gas mileage standards and revokes California’s decades-old authority to be greener.
  31. Appeals Court Rules Against Trump Effort to Deny Grants to Sanctuary CitiesThe administration defended its proposed ban on grants to states and localities that don’t cooperate with ICE by arguing it was mere rhetoric.
  32. Searing Temperatures Keep Wildfires Raging in CaliforniaThere’s an “undeniable link to climate change,” one expert said of the many fires currently burning on the West Coast.
  33. Republican Voters Are Sitting Out California’s Senate RaceFor the moment, half of California Republicans intend to sit out the Senate race and let Democrats choose between Feinstein and de León.
  34. GOP Rep. Rohrabacher Gets Duped by Sacha Baron Cohen, Vladimir PutinThe very vulnerable California Republican has a knack for toxic media appearances.
  35. The Bill for the Ballot Battle Over California Gas Tax Could Reach $75 MillionOn one side of Prop. 6 is the California GOP, and on the other side unions, construction companies, and local governments.
  36. the skin we're in
    A Swedish Tattoo Artist on Her Skin-Care RoutineMiryam Lumpini on sheet masks, freckles, and exfoliating with sugar.
  37. California Bans New Local Soda Taxes Until 2031Beverage companies played political hardball to win a broad concession from the legislature.
  38. Californians Will Be Voting on a Wild Array of Ballot Initiatives in NovemberFrom repeal of a controversial gas-tax increase to a mandate for cage-free eggs, other issues will compete with candidates for money and attention.
  39. California Passes Sweeping Privacy RegulationsOther states could follow suit.
  40. The Supreme Court Is Showing Where It Might Go on AbortionA 5-4 decision protecting pro-life counseling centers from disclosure laws gives clues on the conservative majority’s thinking.
  41. Californians to Vote on Initiative to Divide Their State Into 3It’s not popular at present, and would have to overcome many obstacles, but the idea of cutting California down to size won’t go away.
  42. California Democrats Did Well, But Not Perfectly, in PrimaryIt looks like Dems avoided the worst-case scenario of getting locked out of a few key U.S. House races. But they still have some problems.
  43. There Is a Lot at Stake in California’s Primaries TodayIncluding who controls the U.S. House of Representatives for the second half of Trump’s term.
  44. How 3 Races in California Could Cost Democrats Control of the HouseIn key districts, Democratic disarray is threatening to put winnable seats out of reach.
  45. over easy
    I Made Sqirl’s 22-Ingredient Avocado ToastWith the help of my entire family.
  46. the chain gang
    A California Chick-fil-A Will Pay Its Workers $17 an HourThe controversial chicken chain is breaking new ground on employee pay.
  47. Franklin Graham Invades ‘Godless’ CaliforniaIn the state where Billy Graham built his national reputation, Franklin Graham has embraced the Christian right activism his father rejected.
  48. Higher Gas Prices a Headache for GOP — Except in CaliforniaIf gasoline prices stay high, Democrats will use that against the GOP. But in California, a GOP-backed gas-tax-repeal initiative changes everything.
  49. The Joy of Voting by MailThe growing number of voters who don’t cast ballots on Election Day should grow to nearly everybody.
  50. the chain gang
    Chipotle Will Move Its Headquarters to California — Right by Taco BellCan Chipotle’s version of cheesy chalupas be far behind?
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