ap 200317GarciaCongress will meet in a joint session on Wednesday to count the nation’s electoral college votes. Dozens of Republicans, including one California Congressman, say they plan to object to Joe Biden’s victory.

Story by Nicole Nixon.

(Photo: Mike Garcia won a special election in May of 2020 to represent California's 25th Congressional District - Michael Blood / AP).




A new report from the state's Attorney General shows police were more likely to stop, search, and use force on Black and Hispanic Californians.

Story by Sarah Mizes-Tan.

A new report suggests California must reduce greenhouse emissions by four times its current rate if it wants to meet its 2030 goals.

Story by Ezra David Romero.

Freelance musicians, entertainment-industry professionals, writers and photographers won an exemption from California’s labor law AB 5, allowing them to remain self-employed rather than requiring venues or publications to classify them as employees.

Story by Chris Nichols.

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