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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.