Melanie Mason

Los Angeles Times

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Reporter for the Los Angeles Times, covering state government and politics in Sacramento

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KCRW talks about Kamala Harris’ family history, influences, and rise in politics — with Melanie Mason, who’s covering the 2020 presidential campaign for the LA Times.

Kamala Harris’ backstory and who influenced her policy views

KCRW talks about Kamala Harris’ family history, influences, and rise in politics — with Melanie Mason, who’s covering the 2020 presidential campaign for the LA Times.

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Six women told the LA Times that Bocanegra did things like grope them, kiss them, and ask for dates repeatedly.

CA Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra faces sexual harassment allegations

Six women told the LA Times that Bocanegra did things like grope them, kiss them, and ask for dates repeatedly.

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News comes as a group of women, claiming widespread sexual misconduct at the California state Capitol, continue to criticize the slow initial responses from legislative leaders.

A culture of sexual misconduct in the California statehouse

News comes as a group of women, claiming widespread sexual misconduct at the California state Capitol, continue to criticize the slow initial responses from legislative leaders.

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