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  1. 2022 midterms
    California’s Law and Order Narrative Didn’t Survive Late ReturnsRick Caruso is not the world-beater he seemed to be two weeks ago.
  2. 2022 midterms
    Apathy, Not Law and Order, Was the Big Winner in California’s PrimaryNotwithstanding the recall of Chesa Boudin and temporary success of Rick Caruso, anti-crime sentiment didn’t dominate Tuesday’s races.
  3. early and often
    Why Voting Rules Don’t Match Turnout in California and GeorgiaTurnout was up in Georgia, where it’s harder to vote, and low in California, where it’s easy. That still doesn’t justify voter-suppression laws.
  4. early and often
    California Republicans Downplay Their Toxic Brand to SurviveRick Caruso, Anne Marie Schubert, and Lanhee Chen are distancing themselves from the GOP even as they run on conservative themes.
  5. politics
    Nancy Pelosi’s Husband Arrested for DUIPaul Pelosi, 82, was reportedly arrested on suspicion of DUI late Saturday after getting into a car accident in Napa. No one was injured.
  6. politics
    Solid-Blue California Still Can’t Pass Universal Health CareA single-payer bill endorsed by many Democrats in the state wasn’t even brought up for a vote in the Assembly. Why does this keep happening?
  7. politics
    The Rights Blue States May Lose If the GOP Returns to PowerToday Republicans are all about states’ rights. If they win in 2024, they’ll likely embrace federal activism on everything from abortion to voting.
  8. gun control
    Newsom Calls for Assault-Weapons Ban Modeled After Texas Abortion LawThe California governor said the law would allow private citizens to sue assault-weapon manufacturers, distributors, and sellers.
  9. extreme weather
    California Might Start Ranking Heat WavesState lawmakers want to create a three-tier ranking system to more effectively warn people about the public-health threats of extreme heat.
  10. california
    Chesa Boudin Is Going to Face a Recall Election in JuneThe progressive San Francisco district attorney is the latest California political figure to face an expensive recall effort.
  11. california oil spill
    California’s Oil Leak Is Part of a Larger Disaster in the MakingAnd America has barely begun to tackle it.
  12. vaccine mandates
    California Will Make COVID Vaccination Mandatory for All SchoolchildrenThe first-in-the-nation policy will begin to go into effect after the FDA approves a COVID-19 vaccine for children.
  13. california dreaming
    Post-Recall, California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Next Big Win Is Against NIMBYsCalifornia also says “no” to single-family-only zoning.
  14. the inside game
    ‘A Complete Perversion of Our Democracy’Gavin Newsom may yet win California’s recall election. But how did it get this close?
  15. gavin newsom recall
    Gavin Newsom and the End of the California DreamThe recall drive against the governor is something of a joke. But the frustrations with the status quo are dead serious.
  16. explainer
    Yes, Gavin Newsom Could Lose the California Recall to a RepublicanHow voter complacency, GOP enthusiasm, and Democrats’ risky messaging could hand the California governorship to the GOP in September.
  17. politics
    Everyone in San Francisco Has Something to Say About ChesaChesa Boudin is the nation’s most progressive prosecutor in one of the country’s most liberal cities. Now, many residents are trying to throw him out.
  18. ballot initiatives
    Coming Soon: The Great California Bacon CrisisA 2018 ballot initiative could boost pork prices nationally and even make bacon disappear in California, bringing home debates on cruelty to animals.
  19. politics
    Congress Considers Emergency Eviction Moratorium As CDC Authority LapsesBiden dithered about his legal authority to keep evictions frozen, and now the deadline is here — though some states are acting on their own.
  20. coronavirus
    Los Angeles County Will Reinstate Indoor Mask Mandate This Weekend“This is an all-hands-on-deck moment,” said the county health officer.
  21. wildfires
    Heat Waves, Major Wildfires Char the West AgainAt over 200,000 acres, the Bootleg Fire is already the eighth largest wildfire in Oregon’s history. More heat is expected this weekend.
  22. book excerpt
    The Female Inmates Fighting California’s Wildfires“Your feet have a pulse of their own. Your face feels like it’s about to melt off.”
  23. gallery
    Views From the Heat-Scorched Pacific NorthwestThe region is enduring a record-obliterating heat wave.
  24. voting rights
    Believe It or Not, Some States Are Making It Easier to VoteAmid the outcry over Republican-led states restricting voting opportunities, some states are moving in the opposite direction.
  25. life after warming
    California’s Last Fire Season Was a Historic Disaster. This One Could Be Worse.The conditions are already set for eclipsing recent records — which themselves would have been unthinkable not long ago.
  26. california
    1,000 Evacuated in L.A. County As California Wildfire Season Ramps UpThe Palisades fire in Topanga Canyon has burned over 1,000 acres, as researchers say the state’s wildfire season has expanded to include May.
  27. gavin newsom recall
    It’s Official: Newsom Will Face Recall ElectionThe recall election likely won’t be held until November, and the Republican operatives who made it happen face long odds.
  28. politics
    New York Will Lose Seat in Congress Because 89 People Didn’t Fill Out the Census2020 census reapportionment data showed seven House seats changing hands, but a net gain of just three in states carried by Trump.
  29. gavin newsom recall
    Struggling California Republicans Gamble on Newsom RecallThese are grim times for the GOP in the Golden State. So they are calculating that a long-shot recall drive may be their best best for a win.
  30. recall election
    Might Tom Steyer Run to Replace Gavin Newsom in a Recall Election?The billionaire is polling the race, but pressure for California Democrats to stay out remains strong.
  31. biden cabinet
    Becerra Confirmed as HHS Secretary in Closest Vote YetThe California attorney general drew special Republican heat for antagonizing anti-abortion activists and for challenging Donald Trump in court.
  32. politics
    Will Gavin Newsom Wind Up Like Gray Davis?The last California governor to be recalled on what is and isn’t different this time.
  33. california
    Newsom Recall Drive Nears the Finish LineCalifornia Republicans will likely force a 2021 recall election with some help from COVID-19. Actually removing a Democratic governor won’t be easy.
  34. 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?
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. left coast
    California Is Coming Apart Over COVIDThe first state to lock down during the pandemic is a mess now. What went wrong?
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. trump country
    The Mask Backlash That Could Oust a Democratic CongressmanWhy the pandemic might be a winner for Republicans in Orange County, California.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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