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Splitting up California: 7 times they've tried to break it up

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| There have been at least 220 efforts to hack California up into smaller states, with at least five just since 2000. Here's a short list, plus some maps showing how the state could have been split.

2 charter schools oversight bills surface in Sacramento

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Two bills in Sacramento would apply state open records and open meetings laws, as well as an ethics law, to the few charter schools that don't already follow them.

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Automakers react to President-elect Trump

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Trump's stated plans include renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement and reassessing environmental regulations

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Wonder what kinds of data local governments collect on you?

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Most California cities are complying with a new law that requires they disclose the types of data they collect, but some Southern California governments are lagging.

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Mountain lion dies after collision with car in Santa Clarita

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The lion killed Monday was not one that had previously been in contact with officers, according to a California Department of Fish and Wildlife official.

Economists analyze 2016 GOP frontrunners’ tax plans

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It’s that time of the presidential campaign where candidates know they have to stop talking in generalities and start showing voters exactly what they plan to do if elected.

What we learned from the Pope’s politically-charged speech to Congress

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Pope Francis became the first sitting Pope to address a joint session of the United States’ Congress on Thursday morning. What did you think of Pope Francis’ address to Congress?

Papal politics: How Pope Francis stirs the culture wars in D.C.

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The most politicized pontiff in contemporary history is in Washington D.C. this week.