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Politics Jul 19Democrats divided on how to beat Trump in 2020 as race debate takes center stage
Trump's escalating exploitation of racism puts the rawest divide in American life squarely on the ballot in 2020.
Politics Jun 032020 Democrats grapple with best way to reach California voters
Candidates must spend tens of millions of dollars to compete in California because of the state's diverse, far-flung population.
Politics Jun 01Democratic presidential hopefuls to woo California activists
More than a dozen Democratic presidential hopefuls have flocked to California for the chance to make their cases to thousands of activists in the nation’s largest liberal stronghold.
Politics Apr 29O’Rourke unveils $5 trillion plan to combat climate change
The former Texas congressman unveiled his proposal Monday before a tour of California's Yosemite National Park.
Politics Feb 20After California sues over border wall, Trump threatens high-speed rail funds
The Trump administration said it plans to claw back $3.5 billion in federal dollars allocated to California's high-speed rail project -- a move Gov. Newsom has branded as "political retribution" for the state's lawsuit against Trump's declaration of a national…
Nation Feb 12California governor derails plan for LA-SF high-speed train
"Let's be real," Gov. Gavin Newsom said in his first State of the State address. "The current project, as planned, would cost too much and respectfully take too long."…
Politics Dec 28Jerry Brown wraps a 5-decade history in California politics
Brown leaves the governorship with an unmatchable history in California politics.
Nation Dec 12California fires insurance claims at $9 billion and expected to rise
Collectively, the fires destroyed or damaged more than 20,000 structures, with the vast majority in and around Paradise. On Tuesday, state and federal authorities estimated it will cost at least $3 billion just to clear debris.
Nation Nov 23Rain nearly extinguishes California fire but complicates search efforts
Once the rain clears, state officials say they will be able to determine if the wildfires that have devastated parts of California is fully out.
Nation Nov 15Fire death toll at 56 and counting in Northern California
Cool weather helped fire crews gain ground Thursday against the nation's deadliest wildfire in a century, as the search went on for more bodies in the ashes of Paradise and surrounding communities.