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California loses another home insurer

By Ben Christopher and Grace Gedye (for Cal Matters) CalMatters is an independent public journalism venture covering California state politics and government. For more info, visit calmatters.org. State Farm made national headlines last week when it […]


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High-speed construction

By Ben Christopher, Alastair Bland, Julie Cart and Alejandro Lazo (for Cal Matters) CalMatters is an independent public journalism venture covering California state politics and government. Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to make it easier for […]


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When will housing costs come down?

By Ben Christopher (for Cal Matters) CalMatters is an independent public journalism venture covering California state politics and government. For more info, visit calmatters.org. This month Californians worried about the cost of housing were offered the […]


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Bachelor’s battle

By Adam Echelman (for Cal Matters) CalMatters is an independent public journalism venture covering California state politics and government. For more info, visit calmatters.org. As two California higher education systems continue to feud, lawmakers have entered […]


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Bullet train costs soar

By Ralph Vartabedian CalMatters is an independent public journalism venture covering California state politics and government. For more info, visit calmatters.org. When Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled his scaled down blueprint for the California bullet train four years […]


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Is California’s drought over?

By Alastair Bland CalMatters is an independent public journalism venture covering California state politics and government. For more info, visit calmatters.org. December delivered a powerful punch of storms to California. But the wet weather comes with a […]


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Looming budget deficit to test state’s reserves

By Alejandro Lazo & Jeanne Kuang (for Cal Matters) CalMatters is an independent public journalism venture covering California state politics and government. For more info, visit calmatters.org. California faces a projected deficit next year even if […]


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By the numbers

By Julie Cart (for Cal Matters) CalMatters is an independent public journalism venture covering California state politics and government. For more info, visit calmatters.org. As California emerges from its “peak” wildfire season, the state has managed […]


Election 2022

State of direct democracy

By Ben Christopher, Sameea Kamal and CalMatters staff (for Cal Matters) CalMatters is an independent public journalism venture covering California state politics and government. For more info, visit calmatters.org. This feature is part of the CN&R’s […]


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Big change for big rigs

By Nadia Lopez CalMatters is an independent public journalism venture covering California state politics and government. For more info, visit calmatters.org. New big rigs and other trucks will have to be zero-emissions in 2040—ending their decades-long […]


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Purity measure

By Rachel Becker CalMatters is an independent public journalism venture covering California state politics and government. For more info, visit calmatters.org. California water regulators approved the world’s first requirements for testing microplastics in drinking water sources—a […]


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Cal State system struggles to graduate Black students

By Mikhail Zinshteyn, Michaella Huck and Julie Watts for CalMatters CalMatters is an independent public journalism venture covering California state politics and government. For more info, visit calmatters.org. “A lot of people would tell you to get […]


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Hidden figures

By Mikhail Zinshteyn for CalMatters CalMatters is an independent public journalism venture covering California state politics and government. For more info, visit calmatters.org. At the close of the first-ever California State University Juneteenth Symposium this summer, […]


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Covered California rates going up

By Ana B. Ibarra for CalMatters CalMatters is an independent public journalism venture covering California state politics and government. For more info, visit calmatters.org. Premiums for health insurance plans sold through the state marketplace will increase […]


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Abortion pills available on California campuses

By Mallika Seshadri CalMatters is an independent public journalism venture covering California state politics and government. For more info, visit calmatters.org. As California’s efforts to enshrine abortion access continue, the University of California and California State […]