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DA Smittcamp: Newsom Death Penalty Moratorium Is a Disgrace

Fresno County District Attorney Lisa Smittcamp joined three other California district attorneys to author an op-ed for CNN. In the piece, they state their strong opposition to Gov. Gavin Newsom's death penalty moratorium, saying it "is disheartening to vict...
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Newsom Puts Moratorium on California Executions

SACRAMENTO — The 737 inmates on California's largest-in-the-nation death row are getting a reprieve from Gov. Gavin Newsom, who plans to sign an executive order Wednesday placing a moratorium on executions. "The intentional killing of another person is wron...
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How Will Newsom Lead California? He Explains.

In this 6-minute preview of his plans for California, Gov-elect Gavin Newsom explains why he's a risk-taker and how he plans to fix what ails the state. In the video interview above, Newsom talks about how h...

Face-Off for Governor: Gavin Newsom vs. John Cox

Republican John Cox and Democrat Gavin Newsom, the candidates for California governor, begin by talking to CALmatters' reporters and editors about how they'd run the Golden State differently from the current of...