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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:

Two Californians at the center of a historic day in D.C.

From CalMatters politics reporter Yue Stella Yu: Two Californians made history Tuesday in our nation’s capital — one starting a new job, the other losing theirs. Laphonza Butler took the oath of office as a U.S. senator, succeeding the late Dianne Feinstein and becoming the first Black and openly LGBTQ woman to serve in the […]

Wed, Oct 4, 2023 5:00 am
Cómo Laphonza Butler podría cambiar por completo la elección en California por el puesto en el Senado de EE.UU. 

Read this story in English. Laphonza Butler, elegida por el gobernador Gavin Newsom para suceder a la fallecida senadora estadounidense Dianne Feinstein, presta juramento hoy, haciendo historia como la primera persona abiertamente LGBTQ y la segunda mujer negra en representar a California en el Senado. Pero ¿cuánto tiempo quiere conservar el trabajo? Ella no lo […]

Tue, Oct 3, 2023 5:40 am
How Laphonza Butler could reshape California’s U.S. Senate race

Gov. Newsom's pick to replace the late Dianne Feinstein is set to be sworn in today as California's U.S. senator. She isn't saying whether she will run next year, but if she does, it would change the dynamics of the U.S. Senate race.

Tue, Oct 3, 2023 5:35 am

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