Mary Plummer Senior Politics Reporter
Mary Plummer is a Senior Politics Reporter for KPCC. Prior to that, she was a reporter on SCPR's education team, and an associate producer for Take Two and The Madeleine Brand Show.
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 has a master's degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where she won the Richard T. Baker Award for multimedia reporting. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Chapman University. Her work has been published by the Washington Post, The New York Times, PBS/THIRTEEN and the Yomiuri Shimbun. Plummer grew up in Anchorage, Alaska.
Stories by Mary Plummer
Think your sales taxes are high enough? City and county officials across Southern California are proposing increases in November's election.
In LA County alone an early list shows 28 school bond measures, nearly half of all local measures, are set to come before voters.
Constituents are wondering what's next after hearing word that L.A. City Council member Felipe Fuentes will soon leave his seat to become a lobbyist.
The Bakersfield-area blaze consumed 48,000 acres, including more than 250 homes. Two people died. Now the path to recovery for many is unclear.
In LA County alone there are about 90 local races on the November ballot. The deadline for candidates to file is on Friday.
Dealing with the stress and chaos that comes with an unexpected wildfire can make finding help difficult. Here's a list of resources to help guide those affected.
Late Tuesday, the City Clerk's office confirmed that a group trying to oust Paul Krekorian did not file the necessary signatures to move forward.
A memorial for a couple killed in the most destructive fire in California so far this year gathers together those grieving, and struggles with scant resources to recover.
After more than a month since California's primary election, the Secretary of State certified the county results Friday, marking an official end to the vote count.
As California prepares to send 172 delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week, talk is swirling about anti-Donald Trump delegates.
A data request by KPCC has found that voters statewide cited poll workers as their top complaint on election day, suggesting better training may be needed.
California's Secretary of State has until Friday to certify the primary results submitted by 58 counties.
The secretary of state says enhancements are needed before launching the statewide voter registration database.
Byron McKaig, called his pastor as smoke was filling his home. He and his wife later collapsed in an embrace near a fence in their yard.
A new report finds that California still has a long way to go to improve political participation, particularly Asian Americans, African Americans and Latinos.