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Clinton Connecting With Iowans

Hillary Clinton is one of American politics’ larger-than-life figures, having shared the White House when her husband was president and traveled the world as secretary of state.

January 8, 2016

To Encourage Californians To Conserve, A Tweak In Wording Can Help

Fighting California’s drought is a bit like running a political campaign, complete with carefully calibrated messages crafted with polling data.
Even details like colors are used for maximum effect.

July 5, 2015
Leftover snow has been proposed as one way to help California citizens weather the drought. Photo: Washington State Department of Transportation via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/bH2KP6

Drought Inspires Creative Suggestions To Address Water Shortage

With the drought threatening every aspect of Californians’ lives — including how long they stay in the shower and what food they eat — a raft of creative ideas has been floated.

May 18, 2015
infrastructure, green energy, environment, california, clean energy, clean power,

California’s Push For Clean Energy Has A Problem: No Place To Store It

Peak demand for electricity rarely coincides with the brightest sunshine or the strongest winds, so finding a way to store clean power and deliver it when needed will be critical as California relies more on renewable energy.

March 25, 2015

Jerry Brown Plans Final Touches On Legacy As California Governor

Find out what’s next for California’s longest-serving governor.

November 6, 2014

Unions Remain A Crucial Backer Of California Governor’s Campaign

Labor politics are alive and well in the Golden State.

October 29, 2014

Protesters, Lawmakers Criticize Mexico’s Handling Of Marine Case

By Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Demonstrators, including a Republican lawmaker, gathered outside the historic Leland Stanford Mansion in Sacramento on Tuesday to protest the jailing of a U.S. Marine in Mexico. Gov. Jerry Brown is hosting a luncheon for Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the mansion, part of Pena’s two-day […]

August 26, 2014

Insurance Plan For Farm Workers Falls Short Of Obamacare Rules

By Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Two landmark liberal health care achievements are on a collision course in California, and the result could be higher costs for taxpayers. Years ago, legendary activist Cesar Chavez helped create the first health insurance plan for farm workers who toiled for meager wages in California’s fields. The […]

May 27, 2014

Conservative California Website Quickly Stirs Controversy

By Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The launch of a new political website in California, intended to highlight conservative success stories in the Golden State, quickly ran into trouble Monday when controversial promotional images cost the organization one of its highest-profile contributors. The images, including a Photoshopped depiction of House Minority Leader Nancy […]

April 8, 2014