ap 2002773capDemocrats have controlled California’s legislature for decades. But the upcoming election offers a chance for the party to strengthen that hold -- the party is pumping millions into Orange County statehouse races.

Story by Nicole Nixon.

(Photo: House Democrats hope to expand their majority in this election - Mark Tenally / AP)





Should 17-year-olds have the right to vote in certain elections? California voters will decide when they vote on Proposition 18.

Story by Chris Nichols.

Governor Gavin Newsom placed a moratorium on executions in California soon after he took office. Now, he’s taking his crusade against the death penalty to the courtroom with his first amicus brief.

Story by Nicole Nixon.



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