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Newsom lays out first budget as California's new governor

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| The governor's 2019-2020 spending plan represents a 4 percent increase in general plan spending and adds billions of dollars to the state's reserves.

Law in new year requires stores to sell only rescued pets

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Dogs, cats and rabbits sold by pet stores must come from shelters and rescues. California became the first state to require this.

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Democrats won big in Orange County this year. Here's how.

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An "army" of enthusiastic campaigners, willing and wealthy donors, a slow tide of demographic transformation and a loathing for President Trump. All were factors.

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Hundreds of thousands of LA County provisional ballots cast

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County officials aren't sure yet what caused the spike in provisional ballots. Final numbers won’t be available for a few more weeks.

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Another GOP enclave in California goes blue

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California voters made it clear: they are not happy with the Trump administration and the Republican leadership in Congress.

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Several Southern California races still too close to call

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California’s midterm election may be over, but there are still millions of ballots across the state to be counted, with a handful of local races still undecided.

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CA black churchgoers helped ban gay marriage. What's changed?

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The ban was overturned and marriage equality is now law of the land, but in some black communities, acceptance has been slow-going.

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LA County sexual misconduct cases top $36M in payouts

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Sexual misconduct allegations against Los Angeles County employees sometimes took months and even years to resolve, a KPCC/LAist investigation found.

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