California Elections Roundup 08/01/2018

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Obama wades into California midterm—with a few surprises

By Ben Christopher

Barack Obama endorsed 81 Democrats across the country today—ten in California. Some were obvious choices. Others—both of omission and commission—not so much.

Kentucky’s governor stumps for John Cox

By Dan Morain

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin exhorted conservative donors at a Koch Network gathering earlier this week to donate to Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox, and called Democrat Gavin Newsom a “dirtbag,” a “joke” and an “embarrassment to public service.”

Water and drought top California voters’ environmental concerns

By Dan Morain

A statewide poll shows that voters prioritize water storage projects and addressing the drought above other environmental concerns.

Candidates take heed: Environmental policy matters

By Dan Morain

A new statewide poll shows that voters are increasingly concerned about environmental policy, which could play out in the governor’s race between Newsom and Cox.

Will Proposition 5 ease housing crisis, or hurt schools?

By Dan Morain

Homeowners 55 and older could pay the lower property tax bills of their old homes when moving to more expensive homes with this November ballot measure.

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Julieta Aquino in her own bedroom, which she helped build, in Fremont on June 17, 2019. She previously shared a bed with her teenage daughter in a 2 bedroom condo with 8 other people. Photo by Stephanie Lister/KQED

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DIY affordable housing: How this Bay Area woman helped build her dream home

Photo of a Black Lives Matter protestor staring at a California Highway Patrol officer during a protest in Sacramento following the police shooting of Stephon Clark.

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Introducing Force of Law, a new podcast on the debate over police shootings in California

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Voters give another multi-billion-dollar thumbs up to school bonds

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Everything you need to know before you vote

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