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FAQ: What's 'dark money' and other murky campaign finance terms

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| As the November general election comes ever closer, you're hearing more and more about donor limits, "dark money," and super PACs. So, what do all these terms mean?

#WhoMailedIt: Share your campaign mail with KPCC

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Vote-by-mail ballots for the November election also bring pitches from the candidates. KPCC wants campaign mailers for a project we're calling "Who Mailed It."

LA supervisors move against immigration consultant fraud

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Los Angeles County officials will draft an ordinance to license local immigration consultants as a way of better regulating them.

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Teachers unions launch ads critical of charters' political spending

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A big donor itself, the CTA is denouncing charter-friendly wealthy donors "paying to push their agenda on the rest of us." Charters call it hypocritical.

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LA County supervisors back plan to tax pot

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But first, California voters must approve recreational marijuana, and L.A. County voters must approve the 10 percent tax. The money would go to homeless services.

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Even in final hours, groups urge Latino voters to get out and vote

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There have been voter registration drives, phone banks, even efforts by some Southern California groups to knock on doors on primary day.

Antelope Valley to candidates: More homeless funding, please

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Officials say they're not getting their fair share of L.A. Homeless Services Authority funding. Those running to be the area's new county supervisor agree.

New census methods include outreach to young children

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Census officials are trying new ways of reaching hard-to-find residents, including teaching their children to be evangelists for the count.