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California is home to the first woman vice president-elect, Kamala Harris, and first female House speaker, Nancy Pelosi. So why does it lag on women holding power in the statehouse?

California women smash ceilings in national politics — not so much in state politics

California is home to the first woman vice president-elect, Kamala Harris, and first female House speaker, Nancy Pelosi. So why does it lag on women holding power in the statehouse?

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Over the last three decades, Californians have swung from “tough on crime” conservatism to a more lenient, less punitive approach to criminal justice.

No return to lock ’em up — California voters stick with less punitive justice

Over the last three decades, Californians have swung from “tough on crime” conservatism to a more lenient, less punitive approach to criminal justice.

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A lopsided victory for the measure to keep Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and Instacart drivers classified as contractors with limited job benefits puts labor groups on defense.

After gig companies’ Prop. 22 win, labor groups vow challenges

A lopsided victory for the measure to keep Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and Instacart drivers classified as contractors with limited job benefits puts labor groups on defense.

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Even before the election, the president was questioning the legitimacy of the voting process. Now, as votes are still being counted, we're watching democracy in action.

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Josh Barro and Ken White return to this post-election world. What’s President Trump suing over now?

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

The nonprofit No Us Without You has been helping undocumented restaurant employees. They’re now serving more than 1,300 families.

from KCRW Features

Rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have forced LA County officials to scale back reopening plans for local businesses.

from Greater LA

LA County officials are tightening the rules on some businesses. On Tuesday, the County announced that curfews will start Friday to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

from KCRW Features

President-elect Joe Biden says rejoining the Paris Agreement on climate change would be among his first actions after he’s sworn in.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Ken White and Josh Barro talk about the pardon for Michael Flynn.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Los Angeles erupted when news broke that the presidential race had been called for Joe Biden. Fireworks went off in Echo Park.

from KCRW Features

President-Elect Joe Biden has put forward several policy proposals on housing and homelessness. What could they mean for the 66,000 unhoused people in Los Angeles County?

from Greater LA