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CA Made Primary Elections Boring and Voter Turnout Reflects That

■California’s primary elections used to be held in June. ■Democrats changed the primary date to March in 2020. ■Changes have led to lo...

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Newly Rebuilt Friant-Kern Canal Sinking From Overpumping: Lawsuit

Farmers in Tulare County are being allowed to continue pumping so much groundwater that it is endangering a newly constructed portion of the...

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California Needs Reliable Water Supply, but Climate Change Brings More Uncertainty

■California’s water allocation is lower than expected, impacting agriculture. ■Water regulators warn of low allocations despite high r...

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CA Court Ruling Could Crack Down on Tactics to Delay or Block Housing Construction

■Assembly Bill 1633 aims to reduce CEQA delays in urban projects. ■A recent court ruling could make it harder to use CEQA to stop projects. ...

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California’s Capital City, Sacramento, Doubles as the Capital of Official Sneakiness

■Sacramento violates Brown Act by giving city manager and others hefty raises in a special meeting. ■Raises awarded despite $50 million budg...

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Newsom’s Budget Already Leaking Red Ink as Deficit Swells to $73B

■California’s budget deficit is estimated at $73 billion, up from $38 billion. ■January’s income tax payments were $5 billion be...

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Gavin Newsom Wants to Resolve California’s Long Debate Over Mental Health

After California became a state in 1850, one of its first acts was to establish the Insane Asylum of California in Stockton, the first of 12...

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Unions Strike a Major Blow in Long Battle Against LA Charter Schools

■New LA school board majority aims to evict some charter schools. ■Resolution imposes tight limits on housing charters within traditional sc...

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This Is How California Schools Can Better Teach Kids to Read

■Reading is foundational to learning, but California is not doing well. ■A phonics-based system dubbed the “science of reading” has proven e...

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Community College Bachelor’s Degrees Are a Win-Win. California Should Offer More.

■California’s 64-year-old higher education plan is outdated. ■Community colleges’ expansion into four-year degrees is permanent....

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