FROM Marisa Lagos
California "Right to Die" Legislation Revived This year in Sacramento, a so-called "Right to Die" bill passed in the Senate, but the Catholic Church and other opponents stopped it in an Assembly Committee. Now Governor Brown has declared a special legislative session, and membership in the committee has changed. Sponsors of the "Right to Die" bill seized an unexpected opportunity, and the bill now appears to be on its way to the Assembly floor. Marisa Lagos is a political reporter for KQED , public radio and television in San Francisco.
Steve Cooley Concedes to Kamala Harris California's next Attorney General will be San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris , giving the Democrats a sweep of all statewide offices in this month's elections. LA's Republican District Attorney Steve Cooley conceded this morning after a race decided by less than one percent of the votes. Marisa Lagos reports on politics for the San Francisco Chronicle.
Fire Raging in South Lake Tahoe The State of California has declared a state of emergency for El Dorado County where 240 structures have been destroyed, including 160 homes. Hundreds more are threatened by a wildfire that's burning on 2500 acres of dry forest near South Lake Tahoe. Marisa Lagos of the San Francisco Chronicle says firefighters are hoping to get a handle on the fire by Wednesday.
Truth and Lies in Trumpland Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.