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Stories by Sharon McNary
An estimated 46 million millennials will be eligible to vote this year. We joined West Coast public radio stations to ask young voters why their vote matters.
There's mixed reaction from people involved with Boy Scouting on the release of the organization's so-called “Perversion Files,” documents that detail abuse allegations over decades.
The funeral of California's longest-serving black elected official drew a constellation of Democratic and political figures, including the Rev. Jesse Jackson
Students in the CSU and UC systems have a lot at stake in Prop. 30, including tuition refunds. If it fails, cuts in admissions and tuition increases are expected.
Current and former state legislators crowd the field of candidates in next year's Los Angeles city council races. The reason: term limits.
However, voters trust themselves to make decisions about initiatives, even though they lack basic knowledge about the state's complex issues
Mervyn Dymally, the former California assemblyman, senator and lieutenant governor who also served in Congress for more than a decade, has died.
Where Republicans and Democrats are nearly equal in numbers, nonpartisan voters rise in importance, as in one Orange County race
New registration records were set in Los Angeles County. About 220,000 in California register online, either new or renewing voting records.
Charting the political money wars -- a data wiz who works in politics helps pull back the curtain on big spending in California elections.
Researchers say low voter turnout from California's Asian-American due to lack of interest in the group from political parties.
David and Andrew Fung — the comic Fung brothers — imagine bleak futures for themselves if they let their mother refrain from voting.
The State Senator who sponsored the legislation says "This is a game-changer for our democracy"; Registration continues through Oct. 22
Riverside-area candidates for Congress' 41st District clash Oct. 3 in a live forum to follow the Obama-Romney televised debate.
Thirty-two percent of likely Asian-American remain undecided about their choice for president, which could affect results in Nevada, North Carolina and Virginia