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New program unveiled to help LA kids learn to swim

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| New 2028 Olympics funding inspires the creation of SwimLA, a program designed to teach kids to swim for little to no cost.

Being a dad is awesome. And these LA dads are living proof.

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KPCC In Person recently held a conversation with a panel of men who shared their experiences of fatherhood. The ultimate takeaway: Being a dad is awesome and we should talk about that more.

Officials say 2018's fire season will compare to last year's

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California fire officials made their annual prediction for this year’s fire season on Thursday. Their forecast: it could be as bad as last year’s, which set historic records. This time, they want to be better prepared, and have asked for $100 million in this year's state budget for pay for more first responders, and equipment like helicopters and fire prediction mapping.

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What we know about the LA County primary 'glitch'

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Roughly 118,000 names went missing from Los Angeles County voter rosters during Tuesday's primary election. What we know about what happened and what's next.

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2018 Primary Election: GOP, Democrats in key congressional races

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California Republicans showed they remain a factor in deep-blue California, with candidates from both parties advancing in congressional races.

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Democratic state Sen. Josh Newman recalled by voters

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A recall of state Sen. Josh Newman appears possible after preliminary results in Tuesday's primary election signal strong support for his ouster.

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What your fellow humans want to know about voting in the primary election

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Questions about the elections from Southern California voters and our answers will be updated every week leading up to California's primary election on June 5.

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KPCC's leader Bill Davis announces plan to step down

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Bill Davis, the public radio executive who oversaw the transformation of KPCC from a small college-run station into one of Southern California's largest news organizations, announced Tuesday he plans to step aside sometime in the next 18 months.

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Women of LA's Skid Row tell their stories through the anger, despair on their faces

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One 51-year-old woman has been living on the streets for two years. "I've been raped, I've been stabbed, it's been hard out here for me," she says.

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