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Mary Plummer is a Senior Politics Reporter for KPCC. Prior to that, she was a reporter on KPCC's education team, and an associate producer for the radio station.
Mary began her career in broadcast at ABC News in London, where she worked on TV stories for the network’s news lineup and regularly covered Europe for ABCNews.com.
Mary holds a master's degree with honors from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in New York City, where she won the Richard T. Baker Award for multimedia reporting. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Chapman University in Orange County, California. In 2017, she was a winner of the Associated Press Television and Radio Association’s top award for Best Investigative Reporting. Her work has been published by the Washington Post, the New York Times, NPR, PBS/THIRTEEN and the Yomiuri Shimbun.
Mary grew up in Anchorage, Alaska.
Stories by Mary Plummer
The special elections will fill California state Assembly seats 39, 45 and 54. In two of the three districts, lawmakers resigned after accusations of sexual misconduct.
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Fewer people have been responding to their summons in recent years. Some say a lower participation rate leads to less diverse jury pools and bias in the courtroom.
This is Trump's first visit to the state as president. It comes as the Trump administration battles California over its refusal to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.
Air Force One is scheduled to arrive at LAX at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday. But specific travel details had not been shared with LAPD as of Monday afternoon.
President Trump will make the first visit of his presidency to California next week with planned stops in San Diego and Los Angeles.
Eligible teenagers will be automatically pre-registered to vote at the DMV when they get a license or state ID starting in April.
Trump will visit Southern California in mid-March. His plans include a visit to see prototypes of the proposed border wall that he has championed since his presidential campaign.
California Democrats wrapped up their three-day state convention in San Diego with the issue of sexual harassment casting a wide shadow over the event.
A deeply divided state Democratic Party couldn't agree on who to support in these major races — which are just around the corner for voters.
The city has paid out millions since 2011 for settlements or judgments involving allegations of sexual harassment and assault.
Until recently, the city of LA's Personnel Department had received just 35 reports of harassment in a five-year stretch. Recently, reports have drastically increased.
State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon's opponents have essentially given up their effort to recall him after failing to turn in any signatures for a recall election.
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa are now nearly tied in the race for governor, according to a new survey of likely voters.
Six of the major candidates running to succeed California Gov. Jerry Brown made their case to a largely Democratic audience at a forum broadcast on Univision.