Libby Denkmann

Senior Politics Reporter

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In Southern California, the political system is changing in front of us, from how we vote to who is running for office. I cut through the jargon and provide a “road map” for navigating our democratic process. My coverage aims to help you understand important elections, untangle policies that impact your life, and find ways to get your voice heard.

Stories by Libby Denkmann

3 suicides in 3 months raise alarm at Fresno high school

This year, 11 children have taken their lives in Fresno County. That's more than three times the amount of such deaths in 2015.

What does the future hold for Republicans in California?

Former Governor Pete Wilson and a young conservative discuss what the next four years may hold for the weakened California GOP.

What would be the economic impact of mass deportations?

The total potential economic impact is difficult to quantify, but the industries that would be most affected include agriculture, service, and construction.

How mindfulness can help with election stress

Wishing you could get in a time machine and skip ahead to the day after the election? You're not alone. But a more practical way to deal with election stress may be to stay in the present moment.

Nasty woman: the new feminist battle cry

When Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton a "nasty woman" the women of the Internet reclaimed it and turned it into the Democratic nominee's feminist rallying cry.

After years of rough business, Nintendo hopes for a Switch

Nintendo's previous console the Wii U had poor sale numbers. But according to one analyst, its new system may turn things around for the Japanese game developer.

Great California ShakeOut: Responding to disaster, how to mentally prepare

If you live in the Golden State, you know the possibility of a major earthquake is always a factor. But what does that sometimes distant fear do to the psychology of Californians?

Four years after DACA, Asian immigrant youth face uncertain future

Advocates in Southern California say Asian immigrants lag far behind others in benefitting from the program.