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  1. california
    Another California Governor Recall Is Getting CloserGavin Newsom’s handling of COVID-19 has damaged his popularity, but could anyone play Schwarzenegger this time around?
  2. third wave
    California Is First State to Crack 2 Million COVID Cases, With No End in SightThe state is practically out of ICU beds, but officials expect the surge of cases, hospitalizations and deaths to get worse with Christmas.
  3. california
    Alex Padilla Will Now Be California’s First Latino SenatorPadilla, who will fill Kamala Harris’s seat until 2022, will also be the second-youngest Democrat in the Senate.
  4. left coast
    California Is Coming Apart Over COVIDThe first state to lock down during the pandemic is a mess now. What went wrong?
  5. biden cabinet
    Biden Will Nominate Xavier Becerra for HHS SecretaryAs California’s attorney general, Becerra helped lead the legal charge against Trump, but he lacks the health-policy experience of other contenders.
  6. california
    California Democrats Keep Making Unforced Dining ErrorsGov. Gavin Newsom and SF mayor London Breed were at the same restaurant on back-to-back nights, potentially undermining their own COVID guidelines.
  7. 2020 elections
    Republicans Claw Back 4 California Congressional SeatsIt wasn’t a good election for California Republicans otherwise, but they did regain ground in the U.S. House.
  8. 2020 elections
    Which House Races Still Aren’t Called?A narrowed Democratic margin in the House could swell or shrink as the last four races are eventually called.
  9. ballot initiatives
    Progressives Suffered Big Losses on California Ballot IssuesProgressives intentionally timed some crucial ballot initiatives for 2020, but a tide of “no” votes left them high and dry.
  10. pivot
    Where Does Lyft Go After Its Huge Win in California?After the passage of Prop 22, Lyft president John Zimmer discusses the future of ride-share with Pivot co-hosts Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway.
  11. getting around
    Uber and Lyft Just Bought a Law in CaliforniaThe companies spent $200 million to pass Proposition 22, which establishes gig-economy drivers as a new employment class.
  12. wolves in wokes clothing
    Uber and Lyft’s Proposition 22 Win Is a Warning Shot to DemocratsCorporations co-opted the language of social justice to screw workers, and the party is too comfortable with it.
  13. trump country
    The Mask Backlash That Could Oust a Democratic CongressmanWhy the pandemic might be a winner for Republicans in Orange County, California.
  14. california wildfires
    Trump Rejects, Then Grants Wildfire Disaster Aid to CaliforniaThe Trump administration first rejected the state’s request for a federal disaster declaration for its September wildfires. It’s still unclear why.
  15. vision 2020
    What the Early-Voting Deluge Could Mean for the ElectionRecord levels of early voting may mean record overall turnout. But even if early voters are just voting earlier, it could make for a quicker count.
  16. electric vehicles
    California to Ban Sales of New Gas-Powered Cars in 2035Governor Newsom’s office estimates the rule will cut the state’s greenhouse-gas emissions by 35 percent and nitrogen oxide emissions by 80 percent.
  17. 2020 elections
    Overshadowed by 2020 Crises, California Ballot Initiatives Are Still a Big DealBringing back affirmative action, paring back Prop 13, and fighting benefits for gig workers are among the initiatives on the line this year.
  18. wildfires
    West Coast Wildfires: 4.6 Million Acres Burned and CountingAn unprecedented number of large wildfires in Washington, Oregon, and California continue to burn, while smoke literally chokes the region.
  19. life after warming
    California Can’t Afford to Wait for Climate ActionThe horrific fires of 2020 are just a preview. No matter what we do, two to four times as much land area will soon burn annually in the West.
  20. coronavirus
    CDC Issues Eviction Moratorium Until Year’s EndIn a surprise move of sweeping scope, upwards of 40 million renters will be temporarily protected from evictions, though not from liability for rent.
  21. wildfires
    California Has a Shortage of Imprisoned Firefighters. That’s Good.Fewer firefighters is a result of fewer prisoners.
  22. california wildfires
    California’s Disaster Overload: Wildfires, Air, and COVID-19Firefighters remain stretched far too thin, and the coronavirus implications of the still uncontained wildfire crisis are dire.
  23. life after warming
    California Has Australian Problems NowThe extreme wildfires the state is battling are apocalyptic heralds of climate change. And the scariest part is that they could be worse.
  24. politics
    Initial Maneuvering Begins for Kamala Harris’s Senate SeatIf Harris become veep, Gavin Newsom’s choice for a replacement for this very safe Democratic Senate seat could be pivotal, particularly for Latinos.
  25. education
    The Major School Districts That Will Remain Online-Only This FallPublic schools in Chicago, L.A., and San Diego will not return to campus next semester, with COVID-19 still spreading in California and Illinois.
  26. coronavirus
    California Reorders Shutdowns on Indoor Activity As COVID-19 Cases SpikeGovernor Newsom cracks down on most indoor business activities with infections on the rise again.
  27. coronavirus
    Coronavirus Hot Spot States by the NumbersA rundown of states — like Arizona, Florida, and Texas — facing alarming summer outbreaks, including closures, caseloads, and hospitalizations.
  28. coronavirus
    Coronavirus Deaths Are Catching Up to the Case SurgeAs New York City has its first day in months without a COVID-19 death, the country’s new hot spots are seeing deaths spike.
  29. california
    Affirmative Action and Voting Rights Are on California’s November BallotAs always, the California airwaves will be full of ads for ballot measures that have nothing to do with who wins what office.
  30. coronavirus
    California’s Summer Coronavirus Outbreak Is Getting UglyL.A. County health officials are projecting that they could run out of hospital beds in two weeks, while ICU beds could run out sometime in July.
  31. protests
    The Police Are Still RiotingCompton, California; Columbus, Ohio; and Richmond, Virginia, all saw outbreaks of police violence against protesters on Sunday.
  32. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: Larry Kramer’s SecretThe last word you might associate with him is sweet. But he often was. I also saw him as a radical conservative, of sorts.
  33. coronavirus
    Will the Supreme Court Force States to Let Churches Reopen?Churches are sometimes super spreaders of COVID-19. But the courts could decide their “religious liberty” interests trump everything.
  34. coronavirus
    California Settles In for the Coronavirus Long HaulL.A. County extended its shutdown, Twitter allowed employees to work from home permanently, and Cal State will remain off-campus until 2021.
  35. coronavirus
    California Is Reckoning With Its Huge Budget DeficitsGavin Newsom is not engaging in any happy talk about quick economic recovery. And so his state’s fiscal picture looks dark as revenues collapse.
  36. coronavirus
    State Budgets Getting Are Blown Up by the Coronavirus PandemicIf the Feds don’t help, there will be a lot of red ink and pain in governments all over the country very soon.
  37. coronavirus
    Coronavirus Updates: Trump Admin Can’t Get Tests Out as Fast as PromisedOn Wednesday, Congress reportedly approved a significant emergency package, while the first death outside Washington was announced in California.
  38. democratic primaries
    Some Super Tuesday Lines Were So Long Voters Cast Their Ballots WednesdayIn California and Texas, people were forced to wait for as many as seven hours to cast a vote in the Democratic primary.
  39. super tuesday
    Biden’s Giant Bounce Suddenly Makes It a Two-Candidate RaceAll the talk of a contested convention is probably moot now.
  40. vision 2020
    Five Things to Watch For on Super TuesdayIt’s more complicated than just declaring a winner and some losers.
  41. election reform
    Sometimes Slow Election Results Are Good for DemocracyWe have no birthright to instant election results, particularly when a slow count reflects greater access to the ballot.
  42. feature
    A Year’s Diary of Climate ReckoningSome scientists say the best way to combat climate change is to talk about it. For 2019, my New Year’s resolution was to do just that.
  43. policing
    LAPD Is Falsely Labeling People As Gang Members. It’s Part of a Bigger Crisis.LAPD officers’ falsely labeling people as gang members reveals a bigger problem: It doesn’t take much to get yourself added to a gang database.
  44. reapportionment
    Final Pre-Census Estimates Show Which States Will Gain Power After 2020The long trend toward Sunbelt gains and Rust Belt losses continues with a few exceptions.
  45. legal cannabis
    California’s Legal Pot Industry Is StrugglingTaxes, regulations, local bans, and illegal competition have all hampered legal cannabis outlets.
  46. 2020 census
    It Sure Looks Like Republicans Don’t Want an Accurate Census CountThere’s a stark partisan divide between state governments that encourage their residents to participate in the 2020 Census, and those that don’t.
  47. bernie sanders
    Sanders’s ‘Secret Weapon:’ Strong Latino SupportIt mostly has to do with Sanders’s great strength among young voters, but it will help him survive any early setbacks.
  48. voter fraud
    Bevin Blames His Defeat on ‘Vote Harvesting’ Among Students and Black PeopleLike a lot of Republicans, Bevin considers anything that helps poor people vote illegal or unethical.
  49. violence
    Multiple Injuries, Two Dead in Santa Clarita, California, School ShootingTwo students are dead after a classmate shot five other students and himself. The suspect is in “grave condition.”
  50. immigration
    California’s Prop 187: A Perpetual Warning to Immigrant-BashersA quarter century ago, California Republicans won a smashing victory in part by demonizing immigrants. It was a bad idea in the long run.
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