Michael R.'s Recent Stories
Nation Oct 29Confusion coming with California’s legal marijuana
Los Angeles and San Francisco are among many cities still struggling to fashion local rules for pot shops and growers.
Politics Oct 23Younger, diverse voters are reshaping California politics
The Nov. 8 election will likely reflect long-term trends that have seen the nation's most populous state become increasingly diverse and firmly Democratic.
Nation May 22Clinton, Sanders work for Latino vote in California
Bernie Sanders' image gazes out from a corner storefront in Boyle Heights, a Hispanic enclave known for its plump burritos and a plaza where mariachis strum guitars. It's here that his campaign is going house to house to cut into…
Politics Apr 30GOP race scrambles California’s political fault lines
The prospect of Donald Trump clinching the nomination in the Golden State has scrambled the party's political fault lines in advance of its pivotal June primary, forging unexpected alliances that blur those longstanding divisions.
Politics Apr 15Sanders hoping for a California upset
LOS ANGELES — If Bernie Sanders can pull off an upset in California, it will be a story that got its start on Hollywood Boulevard.
Politics Oct 25Early voting shifts midterm election campaign strategies
With a little over a week to go until midterm elections, early voting happening in California and more than 30 other states, is causing both Republicans and Democrats to shift their campaign strategies.
Politics Jul 10People with disabilities denied voting rights, group says
LOS ANGELES — At a time when election officials are struggling to convince more Americans to vote, advocates for the disabled say thousands of people with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy and other intellectual or developmental disabilities have been systematically…