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Cannabis in the CV: As the One-Year Anniversary of Marijuana Legalization Approaches, the Valley Is Just Starting to Reap the Economic Benefits

Cannabis in the CV: As the One-Year Anniversary of Marijuana Legalization Approaches, the Valley Is Just Starting to Reap the Economic Benefits

Nov 20, 2018 12:15  |  Robin Goins

After California’s legalization of cannabis in January 2018, many people in the Coachella Valley noticed the start of a “Green Rush” of business—and have questions about how it will affect the economi...

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Dem Domination: After This Year's Elections, the California Legislature Is Many Different Shades of Blue

Dem Domination: After This Year's Elections, the California Legislature Is Many Different Shades of Blue

Nov 15, 2018 16:20  |  Laurel Rosenhall, CALmatters

The California Legislature, controlled by Democrats for decades, will be even bluer when the new class is sworn in. Exactly how many more Democrats have been elected is still not certain,  because it t...

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Vote By Mail? You Should Make Sure Your Ballot Was Accepted and Counted

Vote By Mail? You Should Make Sure Your Ballot Was Accepted and Counted

Nov 13, 2018 14:45  |  By Elizabeth Castillo, CALmatters

Millions of Californians dropped off their ballots on Tuesday or mailed them in, but they might want to double-check online—because a missing or a mismatched signature could void their vote.

Counties a...

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Snapshot: The Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships Sets Up Shop at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Snapshot: The Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships Sets Up Shop at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Nov 09, 2018 14:45  |  Kevin Fitzgerald

According to lore, pickleball was invented in 1965. Three friends who lived on Bainbridge Island, off the Seattle coastline, needed a new summer diversion for their children. The game, it’s said, got ...

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'A Failing Franchise'? The California Republican Party Reaches a New Lowpoint in This Year's Election

'A Failing Franchise'? The California Republican Party Reaches a New Lowpoint in This Year's Election

Nov 07, 2018 11:20  |  Ben Christopher, CALmatters

Sporting starred and striped jackets and Make America Great Again hats, the California Republicans who gathered on election night in the U.S. Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego were in a remarkably chi...

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Results in a While: California Will Be Slow to Tabulate Ballots and Decide Close Contests; Here's Why

Results in a While: California Will Be Slow to Tabulate Ballots and Decide Close Contests; Here's Why

Nov 06, 2018 16:30  |  Byrhonda Lyons, CALmatters

If you’re thinking about staying up all night to watch California election results, grab some coffee: It will probably be a long night … or week … or month—the price we pay for enabling more procrasti...

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Petroleum Payments: While the California Democratic Party Won't Take Oil Money, a Lot of Individual Candidates Do

Petroleum Payments: While the California Democratic Party Won't Take Oil Money, a Lot of Individual Candidates Do

Nov 06, 2018 14:30  |  Laurel Rosenhall, CALmatters

The California Democratic Party no longer accepts donations from the oil industry , viewing that as politically unsavory for a party pushing to curb climate change. But that hasn’t stopped oil companies...

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Paying for Propositions: A Record-Breaking Amount of Money Is Being Spent to Promote or Defeat California Ballot Questions

Paying for Propositions: A Record-Breaking Amount of Money Is Being Spent to Promote or Defeat California Ballot Questions

Nov 01, 2018 14:10  |  Laurel Rosenhall, CALmatters

It wouldn’t be election season without a bunch of big-money interests trying to tell you how to vote—and with hundreds of millions of dollars rolling into initiative campaigns over housing and health ...

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