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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:


A plea to the right and left: tone down the rhetoric

James Gallagher, Republican from Yuba City: Wordsmithing has become anathema. It has been replaced by raw and incendiary language; the stronger the better. Nowhere is this more apparent than the debate over immigration.

Thu, Aug 22, 2019 8:00 am
Do ‘red flag’ laws actually save lives?

A new study suggests that California's "red flag" law, allowing weapons to be seized from someone deemed to dangerous, is saving lives, but reaches no firm conclusion.

Thu, Aug 22, 2019 12:01 am

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