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Boston's Longest-Serving Mayor Tom Menino Dies
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Boston's Longest-Serving Mayor Tom Menino Dies

Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino has died at age 71. Menino, the city's longest serving mayor, was diagnosed with cancer about a month after leaving office in January. A spokesperson confirmed his death in a statement. Read »

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San Jose Police Cadet Controversy Escalates

San Jose Police Cadet Controversy Escalates

The bitter fight between San Jose City Hall and the police union escalated on Tuesday, just before the mayor... Watch »

Oct 28, 2014
Prop 47 Aims for a Softer Criminal Justice

Prop 47 Aims for a Softer Criminal Justice

Proposition 47 on the November ballot would re-designate crimes like shoplifting, drug possession for personal use... Watch »

Oct 29, 2014
Candidates Showcase Differences in Mass. Gov. Debate

Candidates Showcase Differences in Mass. Gov. Debate

On Monday, Republican Charlie Baker and Democrat Martha Coakley showcased their differences in the... Watch »

Oct 28, 2014
Jeb Bush Still Hasn't Made Decision on 2016

Jeb Bush Still Hasn't Made Decision on 2016

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush still "has not made a decision" about whether he'll run for president in 2016,... Read »

Oct 27, 2014
Calif. Criminal Justice Changes Stir Debate Over Safety

Calif. Criminal Justice Changes Stir Debate Over Safety

As Gov. Jerry Brown seeks re-election next month, Republicans say decisions he made to reduce prison... Read »

Oct 26, 2014
Soda Tax Ads to Air During World Series, Thanks to Bloomberg

Soda Tax Ads to Air During World Series, Thanks to Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City who tried -- but failed -- to ban big sodas while... Read »

Oct 25, 2014
Race for Calif. Education's Top Spot

Race for Calif. Education's Top Spot

With the midterm elections less than two weeks away, an unlikely race is heating up — the one for the Watch »

Oct 24, 2014
Tea Party Lawsuit Against IRS Dismissed

Tea Party Lawsuit Against IRS Dismissed

A federal judge has dismissed two lawsuits stemming from the government's alleged mistreatment of... Read »

Oct 23, 2014
 Ex-SJPD Officer Says Mayor Reed Aide Told Him to

Ex-SJPD Officer Says Mayor Reed Aide Told Him to "Lie"

More serious fallout from the allegations by a former San Jose police recruit: Now a former San Jose police officer... Watch »

Oct 23, 2014
California Malpractice Cap Generates Big Spending

California Malpractice Cap Generates Big Spending

Bob Pack wanted to go after the HMO doctors for recklessly prescribing painkillers to a drug-abusing nanny who... Read »

Oct 28, 2014
Vote-By-Mail Envelopes Printed with Wrong Election Date

Vote-By-Mail Envelopes Printed with Wrong Election Date

Alameda County officials want to remind voters that Election Day is Nov. 4 after the county's registrar of... Watch »

Oct 28, 2014
Cortese Calls for Change in SJPD Union Leadership

Cortese Calls for Change in SJPD Union Leadership

The San Jose mayoral race took a strange turn Tuesday when the police union-backed candidate, Dave Cortese,... Watch »

Oct 21, 2014
Rivals Debate in New Hampshire Senate Race

Rivals Debate in New Hampshire Senate Race

Republican challenger Scott Brown continued to hammer away at Democrat Jeanne Shaheen's record in Washington as the... Watch »

Oct 22, 2014
Outcome of San Jose's Mayoral Race Remains in the Air

Outcome of San Jose's Mayoral Race Remains in the Air

NBC Bay Area Political Analyst examines the latest on the San Jose mayoral race and shows why it's such a mystery. Watch »

Oct 20, 2014
First Televised Interview With Lockyers

First Televised Interview With Lockyers

At one point, not too many years ago, Nadia Lockyer seemed to have it all. She sat on the Santa Ana School... Watch »

Oct 21, 2014
Roundtable: California Midterm Elections

Roundtable: California Midterm Elections

Less than three weeks away from midterm elections in California, several key issues and races are at stake. Watch »

Oct 28, 2014
In SF, Hillary Clinton Addresses Sold-Out Women’s Luncheon

In SF, Hillary Clinton Addresses Sold-Out Women’s Luncheon

Hillary Rodham Clinton is urging Democratic voters not to be complacent about the November midterm elections, saying... Read »

Oct 28, 2014
17th Congressional District Race Intensifies

17th Congressional District Race Intensifies

The 17th Congressional District race between democrats Mike Honda and Ro Khanna intensified this past week when both... Watch »

Oct 28, 2014
CA Gov. Candidate Adds Another $1 Million of Own Money

CA Gov. Candidate Adds Another $1 Million of Own Money

Former U.S. Treasury official Neel Kashkari is contributing another $1 million of his own money to his campaign for... Read »

Oct 28, 2014

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