Dyer Outlines Plans for Final Months as Chief

Jerry Dyer is on the final sprint to his Oct. 15 retirement date after 18 years as Fresno's police chief. He'll spend most of it on his hammock, metaphorically speaking. David Taub Politics 101 Politics 101 asked Dyer about the end of h...
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Census, Redistricting Top Remaining Supreme Court Cases

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court enters its final week of decisions with two politically charged issues unresolved, whether to rein in political line-drawing for partisan gain and allow a citizenship question on the 2020 census. Both decisions could affect th...
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Declining Births Fuel Record Low Growth Rate in California

SACRAMENTO — New population estimates show California's births fell by 18,000 last year, prompting the slowest recorded growth rate in the country's most populous state. State officials said Wednesday the population stood at 39.9 million as of Jan. 1. The s...
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Judge: Census Citizenship Question Is a Threat to Democracy

SAN FRANCISCO — The Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census “threatens the very foundation of our democratic system” because it would cause a significant undercount of immigrants and Latinos that could distort the distr...