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Committee Appointed to El Dorado County Charter

Five new members have been appointed to the El Dorado County Charter Review Committee, selected by the Board of Supervisors to represent the county’s five districts. Talking points included looking to add a third term for supervisors, increasing the supervisor count from five to seven, and staggering election cycles.

(June 27, 2022) → Read the full Tahoe Daily Tribune report
Chief Administrative Officer to Step Down

Don Ashton, chief administrative officer of El Dorado County, announced his resignation on June 14. He will remain in his position until 2023, providing ample time for the Board of Supervisors to choose his successor.

(June 14, 2022) → Read the full Mountain Democrat report

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The links between homelessness and crime are complex, and the idea that unhoused individuals present a danger to their community seems to be exaggerated.

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Do California's election results in Los Angeles and San Francisco mean this blue state is flirting with turning red? That's what the national media is trying to say. But there's a lot more to the story.

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Why Didn’t More Californians Vote?

California mailed out more than 22 million ballots to registered voters ahead of Tuesday's primary election. But as of Friday, just 4.5 million had been counted.

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Confusion, Contradictions Swirl in Lead-Up to California Primary

First up: Erratic emails. Californians searching for information on how to cast their ballots (which you can find in CalMatters' Voter Guide) may have been baffled by a series of Monday emails from the secretary of state's [...]

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California Primary Results: Who Is Advancing to November?

The June primary is when California voters choose the top two for governor, statewide offices, U.S House, Assembly members and some senators.

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California’s Reparations Could Include Tuition, Housing Grants

California’s first-in-the-nation task force to identify reparations said business loans, housing grants, tuition, wage and job protections could provide redress for African Americans.

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Money Wars: Special Interests Spend Big in California Primary

Independent committees funded by corporations, unions and others are spending millions of dollars to make their picks in the June 7 California primary.

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Will Voters Approve Sports Betting?

Four ballot measures to legalize sports wagering in California were proposed, but now it's down to two and only one might face voters this year.

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How many California lawmakers will pick their own successors?

In a year of unprecedented turnover in the California Legislature, several lawmakers are trying to bequeath their seats to relatives and staff members. Critics say they're trying to game the system.

Image caption: State Sen. Steve Glazer speaks at a hearing of the Governmental Organization Committee on March 29.
Calling Emergency to Save Journalism

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