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Politics Dec 04Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
California has certified its presidential election and appointed 55 electors pledged to vote for Joe Biden, officially handing the Democrat the Electoral College majority needed to win the White House.
Politics Nov 06Why Nevada is still counting ballots
The Legislature passed a bill in August to send all active voters mail-in ballots, and those postmarked by Election Day can be counted if they arrive within seven days.
Nation Aug 28California governor announces new reopening plan
The new rules create a four-tier, color-coded system that counties will move through based on their number of cases and percentage of positive tests. It will rely on two metrics to determine which tier a county is in: case rates…
Politics Aug 13Talk of Harris successor in Senate sets off California guessing game
When a reporter asked whether any would-be candidates have begun lobbying him, Newsom quipped: "Well you may be the only one that hasn't, unless you just did. And that is only slight exaggeration."…
Health Jul 23AP-NORC poll shows 3 in 4 Americans support face mask requirements
More than four months after government stay-at-home orders first swept across the U.S., the poll spotlights an America increasingly on edge about the virus.
Nation Jul 13California rejected 100,000 mail-in ballots because of mistakes
California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom calls mail-in voting safe and secure, but it's not perfect. More than 100,000 mail-in ballots were rejected by election officials in the state's March presidential primary.
Politics May 13Republican claims victory in special California House vote
A former Navy combat pilot claimed victory Wednesday in the fight for an open U.S. House seat north of Los Angeles, a win that would mark the first time in over two decades that a Republican captured a Democratic-held congressional…
Economy May 07California restaurants envision big changes for reopening
California restaurants have drafted a plan to guide the industry's reopening. The recommendations obtained by The Associated Press envision a changed world within dining rooms.
Health Jan 27Illegal vapes in California found tainted with additives
California state officials say marijuana vape cartridges seized in illegal shops in Los Angeles contained potentially dangerous additives.
Politics Dec 06California Rep. Duncan Hunter to resign following guilty plea
The San Diego-area Republican did not provide a specific date for his departure in a two-sentence statement.