KCRW special election preview
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Death Penalty: Speed it up or throw it out?
There are two, starkly different measures concerning capital punishment on Tuesday's ballot. Proposition 62 would repeal the death penalty, and make life without parole...
Proposition HHH: New taxes to fund homeless housing
The latest tally by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority found roughly 47,000 people live on the streets of LA County -- more than half, in the city of LA....
Build Better LA: How will LA grow up?
As rent prices continues to rise in LA, Measure JJJ , or the "Build Better LA" initiative, seeks to carve out some space for lower-income Angelenos. It would require...
Measure M could drive LA transportation for the next 4 decades
The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority's recent additions to its train network are proving to be popular, and Measure M would finance the next generation....
US Senate: Democrats Harris, Sanchez try to distinguish themselves
US Senator Barbara Boxer is retiring after serving in the upper house for more than two decades. Now two fellow Democrats are vying to replace her: California Attorney...
Measure LV: Santa Monica, the epicenter of anti-development
Measure LV - or the LUVE initiative - is on the ballot in the city of Santa Monica. It seeks to curb high-rise development by requiring new buildings, exceeding two...
Proposition 58: Should education always begin with English?
There are roughly 150,000 students enrolled in LAUSD schools that do not speak English as their first language. And some educators say current law is holding many of them...
Big money flows into California ballot initiatives
Ballot initiatives are determined by California voters, but there is a huge amount of money being spent behind the scenes. Big Pharma, Big Tobacco and the plastic bag...
Proposition 64: Legal pot gets another shot
In many ways, California is a marijuana pioneer. It became the first state in the nation to legalize medical cannabis in 1996. In the years since, however, voter initiatives...