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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:

California for all? Few public schools pursuing elementary waivers

Almost every waiver application for in-person instruction for grades K-6 has been approved by the state for schools in counties deemed a high risk. But private schools comprise an overwhelming majority of those schools, creating an equity problem.

Thu, Sep 24, 2020 1:55 pm
Could Newsom’s big, bold car ban hurt Biden in swing states?

Yesterday Gov. Gavin Newsom leaned over the hood of an electric car and signed an executive order to phase out new gas-powered vehicles in California by 2035 and halt new fracking projects by 2024. It was exactly the kind of “big, hairy, audacious” move that Newsom has made his calling card: one guaranteed to generate […]

Thu, Sep 24, 2020 11:26 am

Latest Stories About This Project California Divide is a statewide media collaboration to raise awareness and engagement about poverty and income inequality through in-depth, local storytelling and community outreach. The project is based at CalMatters in Sacramento with a team of reporters deployed at news organizations throughout California. In Depth: Evictions In Depth: Farmworkers Supporters […]

Thu, Sep 24, 2020 6:45 am
Register Now: A Landmark Gig Worker Initiative Debate at Voice of San Diego’s PolitiFest

Voice of San Diego’s annual PolitiFest focuses on the future this year, asking tough questions about how the 2020 election might change the ways we work and learn.  The annual public affairs summit, which tackles issues affecting San Diego communities, takes place virtually during the week of Sept. 29. Sessions will examine local and state […]

Thu, Sep 24, 2020 5:00 am

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