Summarizing the June 7 Primary Results
More state primaries occurred last week across the United States.
16 Jun
2022
Written by Valerie Cumming

Summarizing the June 7 Primary Results »

On Tuesday, June 7, 2022, primaries were held in seven different states. This week, Election Central looks at some of the key takeaways Read more…

First Latina Justice Nominated to California Supreme Court
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22 Feb
2022
Written by Valerie Cumming

First Latina Justice Nominated to California Supreme Court »

California Governor Gavin Newsom made an important announcement last week: that he has nominated Patricia Guerrero to fill a vacancy on the California Read more…

Your “shot” at Millions
How are state's trying to get people vaccinated? In many different ways.
2 Jun
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

Your “shot” at Millions »

In the United States, many state governments have come up with some really creative ways to encourage people to get their COVID-19 vaccinations. Read more…

California Governor Faces Recall
Governor's Mansion State Historic Park is the location of Historic Governor's Mansion of California, the former official home of the Governor of California.
5 May
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

California Governor Faces Recall »

Did you know that citizens in some states have a tool to remove an elected official from office? It’s called a recall election. Read more…

California Apologizes for Japanese Internment
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26 Feb
2020
Written by Valerie Cumming

California Apologizes for Japanese Internment »

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Is it ever possible to make up for the major historical wrongs of the past? This week, the state of California is attempting Read more…

Police Raid California Journalist’s Home
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21 May
2019
Written by Valerie Cumming

Police Raid California Journalist’s Home »

Freedom of the press is one of our essential democratic values. It basically refers to the idea that the government isn’t allowed to Read more…

Midterm Election Update
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21 Nov
2018
Written by Valerie Cumming

Midterm Election Update »

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Imagine that you’re running for political office. It’s a close race, and as the numbers roll in on Election Night, you’re not sure Read more…

Women Win Big in June Primaries
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11 Jun
2018
Written by Valerie Cumming

Women Win Big in June Primaries »

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You may not have realized it, but June 5 was a pretty big day. Why? Because eight states held primary elections: Alabama, California, Read more…

California Republican Ousted After Climate Change Vote
What is the state of the Republican Party in California?
30 Aug
2017
Written by Valerie Cumming

California Republican Ousted After Climate Change Vote »

Politics
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Bipartisanship–Republicans and Democrats working together to solve problems–is a good thing, right? Not if you’re Representative Chad Mayes of California. Mayes, the former Read more…

Governors and Mayors Fight For the Environment »

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On June 1, President Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris Climate Accord, a move which caused concern from Americans and from others around Read more…