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CALmatters is a Sacramento-based nonpartisan, nonprofit journalism venture committed to explaining how California's state Capitol works and why it matters. It works with more than 130 media partners throughout the state that have long, deep relationships with their local audiences, including Embarcadero Media (publisher of the Palo Alto Weekly, Mountain View Voice, Pleasanton Weekly and The Almanac in Menlo Park and their websites.)

Here are the most recent stories reported by CALmatters' team of journalists:


What Newsom got right and what Trump got wrong about vaping

Assemblyman Adam Gray, Democrat from Merced: Given how little we know about vapes and their link to the lung illnesses being reported across the country, it may be time to impose a moratorium on the technology as a whole, regardless of what drug it is being used to deliver. If we are unwilling to put a moratorium in place, then we must radically alter our current approach to regulating vaping technology.

Thu, Sep 19, 2019 12:02 pm
For California to thrive, Latinos must be included, and right now they’re too far behind

Juan Novello and Micah Weinberg, California Latino Economic Institute, and California Forward: Nearly four in 10 Californians are Latino, but not nearly enough are in the middle class. Growing California’s middle class is an economic imperative if more Californians are going to participate fully in the pursuit of the California Dream.

Thu, Sep 19, 2019 8:00 am
Three bills that flunk smell test

Three expansionist bills flunked the smell test and two died in this year's legislative session, but the third was approved.

Thu, Sep 19, 2019 12:01 am
UC President Janet Napolitano will step down next year

The former Arizona governor and Homeland Security secretary fought for immigrant students and more state investment in the university system — and for her health, after a recurrence of breast cancer in 2017. But political battles and a scathing 2017 state audit marred her tenure as well.

Wed, Sep 18, 2019 12:42 pm

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