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Congresswoman Katie Porter on Reforms to the Postal Service, Latest Updates on California Wildfires, Natural History Museum Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage




FULLERTON, CA - OCTOBER 04:  Democratic congressional candidate Katie Porter (CA-45) waves at a 2018 mid-term elections rally on October 4, 2018 in Fullerton, California. The event, at California State University, Fullerton, was led by former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and was held for five California Democratic congressional candidates.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
FULLERTON, CA - OCTOBER 04: Democratic congressional candidate Katie Porter (CA-45) waves at a 2018 mid-term elections rally on October 4, 2018 in Fullerton, California. The event, at California State University, Fullerton, was led by former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and was held for five California Democratic congressional candidates. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Congresswoman Katie Porter on Postmaster General DeJoy's Reforms 

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy suspended service cutting measures earlier this week amid uproar from Democratic lawmakers. But a new story in the LA Times today details just what a mess his reforms have made: Stacks of undelivered packages. Rotting food, leading to rodents. Dead shipments of baby chicks. Well, today DeJoy appeared before the Republican-led Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. But the real grilling may be yet to come: DeJoy will testify before the Democratic-led House Oversight Committee Monday.

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State of Affairs

This week: Governor Newsom speaks to the Democratic National Convention as fire and a pandemic rage in California. Meanwhile, Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris takes her message national. We'll get into those stories and more.

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California Fires Check In 

There are 370 fires burning throughout California right now and dozens of them have merged into the three major blazes in the Bay Area, scorching wine country, canyon land and forests, including several Redwoods at Basin State Park. The first deaths in these fires were reported Thursday evening,  as officials acknowledged they are facing tough decisions on how to prioritize crews and equipment - resources they say have been depleted as new fires continue to ignite. We check in with CAL Fire to get a better understanding of how things are being handled. 

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L.A. County's Natural History Museum Presents New Exhibit Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage

A hundred years ago this week it became official: women were granted the right to vote in the United States thanks to the ratification of the 19th amendment. But did you know that nearly a decade earlier -in 1911-women had already won the right to vote in California?That was after decades of struggle, agitation and protests from the likes of local suffragettes such as Alice Park and Maud Younger. Today we delve into that rich history.

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Weekend Preview

KPCC's Leo Duran brings you a look into all the online events and activities you can spend your time on this weekend.