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Image caption: The state's largest news industry trade group is now open to freelancers.
CNPA Now Admits Freelance Members
Three years after changing its name to reflect the contemporary news business environment, the CNPA makes another change with the times, admitting freelance writers and content creators as members.

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Thank you for finding California Local. This is what we’re doing, and why we’re doing it.

Image caption: Gavin Newsom has reason to be upbeat after crushing an attempt to recall him on Sept. 14.
Recall Election Ends in Rout For Newsom, So What's Next?
Gavin Newsom's star is on the rise after a dominant victory over a recall attempt, but leading Republican candidate Larry Elder says he's only getting started.

Image caption: California will soon be getting a new hotline number as an alternative to 911 for mental health crises.
988, the New Mental Health Emergency Number, Explained
California will soon add a new emergency hotline service with the number 988. Here's the story behind that new service, and the original 911 number.

Image caption: El Dorado County's grand jury fulfills a civil watchdog role. Here's how.
El Dorado County's Grand Jury System, Explained
El Dorado County government agencies and elected officials all come under the watchful eye of the county's grand jury. Heres how the grand jury fulfills its watchdog role.

Image caption: California's three-year-old legal cannabis industry is already struggling. Here's why.
The Crisis in California’s Legal Cannabis Industry, Explained
Cumbersome state bureaucracy and competition from their illegal counterparts has made life perilous for California's nascent legal cannabis businesses.

Image caption: A NASA satellite image of the Caldor Fire burning east of Sacramento.
'Tahoe Weekly' Offers Detailed Fire Evacuation Guide
With the Caldor Fire bearing down on the Tahoe region, the 'Tahoe Weekly' has published a detailed guide to evacuating safely and quickly.

Image caption: States have expansive powers to protect the health of the general public.
The State's Broad Power to Protect Public Health, Explained
Since long before the COVID-19 pandemic, states have possessed broad authority to protect public health, even to suspend certain laws and commandeer private property. Here's why, and how it works.

Image caption: The historic El Dorado County courthouse, built in 1913.
El Dorado County Superior Court, Explained
Here’s how the El Dorado County court system works, including why the county seat is still nicknamed “Hangtown.”

Image caption: Northern pintails and many other species of waterfowl depend on marshland in the Klamath Basin during migration.
Dying for Fresh Water
This year, an estimated 60,000 birds have been poisoned by botulism in one of the oldest waterfowl conservation reserves in the state.

Image caption: The ski resort once called 'Squaw Valley' has changed its name, which resort owners acknowledged was racist and sexist.
Ski Resort Changes ‘Derogatory, Offensive’ Name
The name change of one of California's most historic ski resorts is part of a statewide and national trend to reexamine offensive place names.

Image caption: Truckee's 'Moonshine Ink' newspaper offers a unique package of fire coverage.
'Moonshine Ink' Covers Ongoing Fires From Multiple Angles
Moonshine Ink newspaper in Truckee provides updates on the latest fires in the region, as well as wildfire preparation, firefighting methods and other angles on the fire crisis.

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Mapping California
In an article by Priya Hutner of the Tahoe Weekly, author, poet and naturalist Obi Kaufmann talks about his latest work: a new book and a documentary film that screens online Sept. 9.

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Tell Us a Story
California Local gives a voice to community volunteers—and the business leaders who make their work possible.

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I’ve Got a Hunch
And I know you have one as well. Let’s compare notes.

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The Genius of Democracy
In which we ponder human self organization.

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