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History made with Harris win in US Senate race

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| State Attorney General Kamala Harris captured the U.S. Senate seat over Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez in a historic win.

California's death penalty on track to survive vote, get streamlined

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Voters lean toward rejecting death penalty repeal. Measure to expedite capital punishment ahead by a hair.

Dems aim to unseat GOP in north LA County congressional race

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Incumbent GOP Congressman Steve Knight is attempting to fend off a challenge by Democrat Bryan Caforio. Knight's Achilles heel may be Donald Trump.

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Brown hits campaign trail for Prop 57, against Prop 53

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Gov. Jerry Brown wants voters to change how California inmates serve their time behind bars and reject a ballot measure he argues would threaten needed infrastructure projects. But he faces opposition on both fronts ahead of Tuesday's election.

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Calaveras County copes with change after influx of new marijuana growers

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People have grown marijuana quietly in Calaveras County for decades. But after the Butte fire word got out that Calaveras was the place to grow. Now long-time residents say a “green rush" fueled by outsiders is hurting their county.

Your guide to coping with the 'too darn long' California ballot

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Having trouble wading through California’s 17 state ballot measures and the record 650 local measures in Tuesday’s election? You’re not alone. Here’s how some of your fellow voters are coping...

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From maverick AIDS activist to porn police? The man behind Proposition 60

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Michael Weinstein is a controversial figure in HIV/AIDS activism. Now he's taking on the adult film industry with Proposition 60.

When it comes to tax measures, voters tend to be unselfish

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Why do so many tax measures pass? Research says it's because voters don't focus on how higher taxes will impact them. But just in case you're wondering, we've done the math.

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