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In Southern California, the political system is changing in front of us, from how we vote to who is running for office. I cut through the jargon and provide a “road map” for navigating our democratic process. My coverage aims to help you understand important elections, untangle policies that impact your life, and find ways to get your voice heard.
Stories by Libby Denkmann
White supremacists with torches marched at UVA before the violence in downtown Charlottesville. How should universities handle extremist protests?
Charlottesville is just the latest chapter in the history of racially motivated violence in America. But Monmouth University professor Walter Greason says many people look past important episodes of racially motivated attacks.
Protesters are upset the LAPD has asked to test out a drone program. But the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department has been using an unmanned aircraft since January.
North Korean and U.S. leaders are ramping up threats to use military action in the disagreement over Pyongyang's nuclear program and U.N. sanctions.
A local program is reeling after the Trump Administration told over 80 teen pregnancy prevention efforts nationwide their grant funding would dry up 2 years early.
A Google employee wrote a 10-page essay blasting his company's efforts to encourage more women and minorities to enter tech. The internal posting went viral.
Bail reform has sparked an unexpected partnership between Senators Kamala Harris and Rand Paul. They support reforms already being considered in Sacramento.
Driving in the rain is natural when you live outside of LA. But once you've been here for too long, you might forget a few things...
AG Sessions wants to expand a controversial program seizing property from suspected criminals. California has some protections but advocates say it's not enough.
Venice neighbors are tussling with a major Hollywood producer over delayed construction and a famous work of art.
Judges in several states have entirely wiped away borrowers' private student loan debt because of missing or inaccurate paperwork.
With rents rising and vacancy rates low, California is facing a deep housing crisis.
California Governor Jerry Brown told Sacramento lawmakers on Thursday that the upcoming cap-and-trade extension will be the "most important vote of your life."
"L.A. is a vibe, it's a lifestyle. It's freedom."
Ideologically, Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron couldn't be more different. But both pulled off surprise election wins by throwing out the political playbook.