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LA County District Attorney George Gascón has survived a second recall attempt. A lot of his own prosecutors publicly supported his potential ouster.

Gascón dodges recall. What’s next for LA’s district attorney?

LA County District Attorney George Gascón has survived a second recall attempt. A lot of his own prosecutors publicly supported his potential ouster.

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In a letter sent to the California Public Utilities Commission, 22 California mayors argue that creating a co-op structure would make PG&E a more financially stable company, and doing…

22 California mayors call for community takeover of PG&E

In a letter sent to the California Public Utilities Commission, 22 California mayors argue that creating a co-op structure would make PG&E a more financially stable company, and doing…

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Last week's national election story was the  failed recall  of Republican Governor Scott Walker in Wisconsin, a state where Republicans and Democrats are sharply divided.  There's…

Democrats and Public Unions: A Rift between Friends?

Last week's national election story was the failed recall of Republican Governor Scott Walker in Wisconsin, a state where Republicans and Democrats are sharply divided.  There's…

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