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CALmatters is a Sacramento-based nonpartisan, nonprofit journalism venture committed to explaining how California's state Capitol works and why it matters. It works with more than 130 media partners throughout the state that have long, deep relationships with their local audiences, including Embarcadero Media (publisher of the Palo Alto Weekly, Mountain View Voice, Pleasanton Weekly and The Almanac in Menlo Park and their websites.)

Here are the most recent stories reported by CALmatters' team of journalists:

How Californians can make their Democratic votes count on Super Tuesday

Ace Smith, Democratic campaign strategist: If you’re planning on voting for a Democratic candidate for president whom you love, skip this piece. But if like many Californians you’re looking to vote for someone you like in the March 3 primary, and you want your vote to count, read on.

Thu, Feb 27, 2020 1:14 pm
Will young people vote in November? Here’s what must happen first

Laura W. Brill, The Civics Center: People who care about democracy want to know whether young people will turn out to vote in November 2020. More than 3.5 million students graduate from high school every year. Those who register can be expected to turnout at rates above 75% in the November election. Whether or not they register depends, first and foremost, on whether we ask.

Thu, Feb 27, 2020 5:44 am
Climate change and water supply

A new state report explores the effects of climate change on California's water supply and says more storage and other infrastructure is needed to cope.

Thu, Feb 27, 2020 12:01 am

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