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Election Blog: Clearing the Air on SJ Mayor Race

Election Blog: Clearing the Air on SJ Mayor Race

A look into the relationship between the 2014 San Jose mayoral candidates and Measure B. Read »

May 23, 2014
Election Blog: Measuring Up in San Jose

Election Blog: Measuring Up in San Jose

If you live in San Jose and voted in the June 2012 election, you might take a moment to recall how you voted... Read »

May 22, 2014
Election Blog: BART Strike at the Heart of 16th Assembly District Race

Election Blog: BART Strike at the Heart of 16th Assembly District Race

Think all the tumult over last year's BART strike is over? Not if you live in California's 16th Assembly District. Read »

May 20, 2014
Judge Strikes Down Pennsylvania Gay Marriage Ban

Judge Strikes Down Pennsylvania Gay Marriage Ban

A federal judge struck down Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage Tuesday afternoon. Judge John Jones III ruled in Watch »

May 20, 2014
Chelsea Clinton's Mother-in-Law Loses Bid to Phillly Native

Chelsea Clinton's Mother-in-Law Loses Bid to Phillly Native

A young state representative, Brendan Boyle from Philadelphia has beaten three rivals including Chelsea... Watch »

May 20, 2014
Texas Woman, 92, Has No Birth Certificate, Can't Vote

Texas Woman, 92, Has No Birth Certificate, Can't Vote

A 92-year-old Central Texas woman born in a Tennessee sharecropper's cabin says she has been denied a... Read »

May 20, 2014
Monday is Deadline to Register to Vote in June Primary

Monday is Deadline to Register to Vote in June Primary

Monday is the last day to register to vote for the upcoming primary election on June 3. Read »

May 18, 2014
Gov. Brown: Calif. Bracing for Tough Fire Season

Gov. Brown: Calif. Bracing for Tough Fire Season

The wildfires in Southern California are winding down, but there are still big fears it is going to be a really bad... Watch »

May 19, 2014
Republican Gubernatorial Candidates Debate in Orange County

Republican Gubernatorial Candidates Debate in Orange County

Last Thursday night, Republican gubernatorial candidates Tim Donnelly and Neel Kashkari met in a 95-minute debate in... Watch »

May 18, 2014
VP Joe Biden Coming to Bay Area Wed. for Fundraiser

VP Joe Biden Coming to Bay Area Wed. for Fundraiser

Vice President Joe Biden is following the president's lead and is coming to the Bay Area on Wednesday for... Read »

May 18, 2014
George Shirakawa Released From Jail, Served 7 Months

George Shirakawa Released From Jail, Served 7 Months

Former Santa Clara County Supervisor George Shirakawa was released from an Alameda County jail on May 9... Watch »

May 17, 2014
California Governor Releases Record-High $108B State Budget

California Governor Releases Record-High $108B State Budget

California Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled a record-high spending plan for the Golden State on Tuesday, proposing to... Watch »

May 14, 2014
First Openly-Gay Female Speaker Joins CA Assembly

First Openly-Gay Female Speaker Joins CA Assembly

San Diego Democrat Toni Atkins, whose Appalachian roots have given her a powerful affinity for the plight of... Watch »

May 13, 2014
Rules Proposed for Immigrant Calif. Driver's License

Rules Proposed for Immigrant Calif. Driver's License

California on Friday proposed requiring immigrants in the country illegally to present foreign... Read »

May 10, 2014
The Interview: Congressman George Miller

The Interview: Congressman George Miller

He's one of the longest serving Congressmen in history, but after nearly 40 years, California Congressman... Watch »

May 9, 2014
Bay Area Incumbents Stand Alone

Bay Area Incumbents Stand Alone

Incumbents in 26 of 37 major local offices have no opposition. NBC Bay Area's political analyst Larry... Watch »

May 5, 2014
President Obama to Attend Fundraiser in Mountain View

President Obama to Attend Fundraiser in Mountain View

President Barack Obama is coming to the Bay Area Thursday to attend a fundraiser at the headquarters... Read »

May 4, 2014
10 Things to Know for the California Primary

10 Things to Know for the California Primary

Your look at the top issues in California's June 3 primary election. Read »

May 5, 2014
Fla. Congressman Accuses Wife of Bigamy

Fla. Congressman Accuses Wife of Bigamy

A Florida congressman is accusing his wife of bigamy in divorce papers. U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson said in papers filed... Read »

Apr 29, 2014

"Vapers" Vent as NYC E-Cig Ban Takes Effect

A law in New York City making "electronic cigarettes" subject to the same regulations as tobacco is taking... Read »

Apr 29, 2014
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