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Happy Voter Registration day, meet the judges running for office number four, climate change in the National Parks




A 2016 file photo of a voter registration sign is seen at a viewing event for the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A dozen states have moved or are moving to automatic voting registration.
A 2016 file photo of a voter registration sign is seen at a viewing event for the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A dozen states have moved or are moving to automatic voting registration.
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Happy Voter Registration day!

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All over the L.A. area today there are ongoing efforts to galvanize folks to vote. Secretary of State Alex Padilla will be in Sun Valley talking to high school students, the hip-hop artist Common will join the ACLU to register eligible inmates in the county jail system and UCLA launches its new online tool to help students register. But how are we doing so far? Voter turnout hasn't always been so great in non-presidential elections...so are we getting more motivated?

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Meet the Judges

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A lot of important stuff will show up on voter ballots this November. But it seems like one of the most important races to in LA County also happens to be one that we hear about the least. That's the race for LA Superior Court Judge. This November, eight candidates will vie for just four open spots on the bench. The winners will serve six-year terms, and preside over matters both civil and criminal. From family law to felonies. KPCC has spoken to all candidates, asking each the same questions. Every day this week we'll hear from two. We start with the candidates running for office number four, first Veronica Sauceda:

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Followed by Alfred Coletta.

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LA Archdiocese Immigrant Charity

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The Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles has launched an online fundraising drive to help immigrant families separated at the border. We hear more about the effort and how it plans to direct money.

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Solar Rentals

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The LA Department of Water and Power will vote Tuesday on two plans to help low-income residents benefit from solar energy. We explore the effects of each.

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A SolarCity employee installs a solar panel on the roof of a home in Los Angeles in 2014. California's utilities want to pay new solar customers less for their extra electricity and to add new monthly fees.
A SolarCity employee installs a solar panel on the roof of a home in Los Angeles in 2014. California's utilities want to pay new solar customers less for their extra electricity and to add new monthly fees.
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National Parks Climate Change

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A new study from researchers at U.C. Berkeley and the University of Wisconsin at Madison, has found that climate change has hit National Parks in California and across the country particularly hard. Over the past century, average temperatures in national parks increased at twice the rate as the rest of the nation and yearly rainfall decreased more in national parks than in other regions of the country.

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Snap the perfect picture AND stay safe in the great outdoors, here are 3 tips

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In the age of social media, the appreciating the outdoors has come to also mean snapping a few photos to share on Instagram or Facebook. But you have to be careful when getting the perfect shot not to put yourself or the environment around you in danger. And then consider how lots of posts can affect the crowds at certain spots. Here are some tips to staying safe:

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Tuesday Reviewsday

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If you're looking for something hot to warm you up on this cool fall Tuesday, look no further than Amigos Con Derechos, by REIK & Maluma:

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