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California's state archives running low on space

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An exterior of the state capitol building in Sacramento, California. David Paul Morris/Getty Images

Ever since California became a state in 1850, the state archives has been the official repository of public records. From maps to legislation, one can find contains every imaginable kind of document. But now, the state archives are running out of space. 

And, by law, it can't throw anything out, no matter how useless some of the documents can be.

The California Report's Scott Detrow looks at a possible solution: A bill in front of the Assembly that would allow the chief archivist and her team to begin weeding out gubernatorial records.

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