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With fresh political attention on mental health, advocates are hoping California embraces humane and effective ways of averting some problems and solving others.

In California, wildfire season is nearly year-round. CALmatters explores why, and what could help fireproof the state.

Tragedy strikes, California responds. Tragedy strikes, California responds. But how did a state once the epitome of the gun-slinging wild, wild west wind up with more gun control laws than another…

The modern American gun debate began in 1967 in California's Capitol. In the years since, California has enacted more gun control laws than any other state.

We track key data on California wildfires: land consumed, lives lost, growing firefighting costs.

What happens when California—a state that is responsible for about 1 percent of the world's greenhouse gases—goes all-in on climate change.

In the final days of California's 2018 legislative session, hundreds of bills landed on the governor's desk. We're tracking the fate of the most consequential here.

California’s tax system, which relies heavily on the wealthy for state income, is prone to boom-and-bust cycles. Here's what you need to know.

California's Democratic lawmakers are pondering ways to lay the groundwork for a single-payer health care system in the state. Supporters say such a system would cover everyone, streamline an unwieldy…

The cost of retirement benefits for public employees from California's state state and local governments and schools and colleges has more than tripled since 2003—putting so much pressure on government…

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