Investigative Reports

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New report alleges work abuses by Apple’s Chinese suppliers

A statute passed by California lawmakers in 2010 to stem labor abuses abroad has been of meager help in policing

Women poised for modest gains in legislative races

Women make up more than half of California’s population, but only about one-fourth of the Legislature.  And in November, that’s

What initiatives are on the November ballot?

Voters have been warned for a while to be prepared for a seemingly never-ending series of ballot measures, and on

How much taxpayers lose in special elections

Henry T. Perea’s decision to vacate his Assembly seat early cost Fresno County a half-million dollars — enough to pay

Politics

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Tobacco-tax fact checks miss the mark

Twice now we’ve seen fact-checkers panning the anti-tobacco tax campaign’s claim in a radio ad that Prop. 56, an increase

Bill Clinton fills in for ailing Hillary at CA fundraisers

  With a string of key donors left in the lurch by her recent health troubles, Hillary Clinton dispatched her

Prop. 54 legislative transparency measure faces little opposition

For all the fighting and million-dollar spending over November’s 17 ballot measures, one proposal stands nearly unopposed. Not entirely unopposed, but