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Mary Plummer is a Senior Politics Reporter for KPCC. Prior to that, she was a reporter on SCPR's education team, and an associate producer for Take Two and The Madeleine Brand Show.
Mary began her career in broadcast at ABC News in London, where she worked on TV stories for the network’s news lineup and regularly covered Europe for ABCNews.com.
Mary has a master's degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where she won the Richard T. Baker Award for multimedia reporting. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Chapman University. Her work has been published by the Washington Post, The New York Times, PBS/THIRTEEN and the Yomiuri Shimbun. Plummer grew up in Anchorage, Alaska.
Stories by Mary Plummer
The city has paid out millions since 2011 for settlements or judgments involving allegations of sexual harassment and assault.
Until recently, the city of LA's Personnel Department had received just 35 reports of harassment in a five-year stretch. Recently, reports have drastically increased.
State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon's opponents have essentially given up their effort to recall him after failing to turn in any signatures for a recall election.
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa are now nearly tied in the race for governor, according to a new survey of likely voters.
Six of the major candidates running to succeed California Gov. Jerry Brown made their case to a largely Democratic audience at a forum broadcast on Univision.
The six candidates came out swinging at their first town hall. They weren't the only ones. A vocal crowd cheered and booed.
It got heated — and personal — when the six major candidates met on stage at USC to discuss the issues facing California.
It will be the first time the candidates have faced each other in public to answer questions.
Transgender employees will have stronger protections and supervisors will have to participate in additional training.
A breakdown of how GOP representatives voted and what it'll likely mean for the upcoming mid-term election looming in 2018.
U.S. Rep. Steve Knight who's running for reelection is regularly dogged by protests as unhappiness with President Trump and Knight's votes triggers more activism.
Several members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors suggested changes are needed to make sexual harassment procedures easier to access for county workers.
After a short discussion, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to order a review of the county’s complaint procedures.
The L.A. City Council approved steps to strengthen its policies on sexual harassment and ease the way for employees to report cases of inappropriate behavior.
Downtown Los Angeles hit 92 degrees, a statistic that goes all the way back to 1877, when records began being kept.