Samantha Young

Contributing Writer and Editor
Samantha Young is a veteran political journalist who has covered local, state and national politics from Arkansas to Washington, D.C., and California. As a former reporter for The Associated Press, Samantha spent five years covering the state Assembly and statewide political campaigns, including Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2010 gubernatorial bid. She developed expertise in California’s groundbreaking environmental regulations and challenging water landscape. Samantha has been recognized for both her explanatory and watchdog reporting of complex policy issues. She is graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia journalism school.

The Trump administration today reinstated federal greenhouse gas rules on cars and trucks, backing down from its suspension of climate standards on the transportation industry.

California has its own Civil War history, but it also has a painful colonization history—one academics believe ought to be told more in schools. It’s a tale of a state…

A bill that would have allowed Californians to buy "pro-choice" license plates—designed as a small but symbolic rebuke to President Trump and congressional Republicans—has died in an Assembly fiscal committee.

It’s rare that a California lawmaker seeking a policy model would turn to Kentucky. But with the Legislature on summer recess, that’s precisely what Sen. Bob Hertzberg is doing. The...

After a man held a knife to her throat, forced her into her car and repeatedly raped her, Helena Lazaro underwent a painful and humiliating medical forensic examination. The 17 year old wanted her...

More than half of Californians worry they will lose health insurance if the Republican Congress and President Donald Trump repeal what's commonly known as Obamacare, according to a poll released…

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