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California Recall Candidate Kevin Faulconer Wants To Tackle Homelessness. What Did He Do As San Diego’s Mayor?

July 27
By Chris Nichols

Faulconer says he did not allow tent encampments and achieved a “double digit” reduction in homelessness. Experts say his claims are overstated and incomplete.

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Can You Handle The Truth: Comparing George Floyd, Rodney King Trials Shows Vastly Different Outcomes

April 28
By Chris Nichols

Video and police abuse played key roles both in the trial of Derek Chauvin, who murdered George Floyd, and the one involving four Los Angeles police officers who beat Rodney King nearly three decades ago. But the outcomes were vastly different.

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What's On The Ballot? Here's A Look At California's 2020 Propositions

Nov. 2, 2020
By Chris Nichols and Chris Nixon / CapRadio

While much of the attention on the November election is focused on the race for President, Californians are going to have a lot of other decisions to make. One (or 12) of the biggest: the statewide ballot measures.

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Can You Handle The Truth?: PolitiFact California Fact Checks Wildfire Misinformation

Sept. 24, 2020
By Chris Nichols

Misinformation is continuing to spread on social media about the wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington.

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Single-Payer Health Care System Proposed For California

Feb. 17, 2017
By Chris Nichols

Democratic state lawmakers have introduced a bill to create a single-payer health care system for all Californians, including immigrants living in the state illegally.

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New California Law Requires Rear-Facing Car Seats For Children Under Age 2

Dec. 22, 2016
By Chris Nichols

Children younger than 2 will be required to sit in a rear-facing car seat under a new California law that goes into effect January 1st.

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PolitiFact California: Is The Golden State 'Growing A Hell Of A Lot Faster' Than Texas?

Dec. 20, 2016
By Chris Nichols

Gov. Jerry Brown recently jabbed at former Texas Gov. Rick Perry in the middle of an impassioned defense of climate change science at the American Geophysical Union conference.

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PolitiFact California: Exploring The Facts As The State Braces For Trump’s Immigration Policies

Nov. 25, 2016
By Chris Nichols

What’s at stake for California’s DREAMers? How many could face deportation? Experts answer some of the most pressing questions about the possible consequences of Donald Trump's promised reform.

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PolitiFact California: Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Understates Big Drop In Gun Homicides

Nov. 17, 2016
By Chris Nichols

He said the state has seen a "56 percent decline in the gun murder rate" since it enacted strong gun control laws in the 1990s. It's declined faster than that.

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Kamala Harris Adds To Huge Cash Advantage In California's U.S. Senate Race

Nov. 4, 2016
By Chris Nichols

New campaign finance reports show Harris has raised more than three times the amount raised by her competitor, Orange County Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez.

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