Governor Warns Against Complacency as COVID-19 Cases Swell
The U.S. has surpassed more than 10 million coronavirus cases and looks on track to hit record hospitalizations. Here in California, COVID-19 cases are increasing as well. In a press conference yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom warned against complacency.
Reporter: Marisa Lagos, KQED
Dodgers Under Investigation Over World Series COVID Outbreak
A World Series win does not guarantee immunity from diseases. At least five people who work for the L.A. Dodgers have tested positive for COVID-19. Tests that came back during game six of the series confirmed third baseman Justin Turner was sick with coronavirus.
Reporter Molly Peterson, KQED
Who Should Get the Coronavirus Vaccine First?
A panel of experts with the state’s Department of Public Health is getting to work this week on how to decide who’s first in line to get a coronavirus vaccine. This comes after Pfizer’s announcement yesterday that the company’s vaccine is more than 90% effective.
Reporter: Laura Klivans, KQED
21st District House Race Echoes 2018, Still Too Close to Call
California’s 21st congressional district in the Central Valley is still up in the air. This race was also close two years ago, when it was the last one in California to be decided. Voters are still waiting to see if the seat will revert to Republican David Valadao, or remain in the hands of democrats.
Reporter: Alex Hall, KQED
Darrell Issa Back in Congress After Winning District 50 Race
In District 50, which spans East San Diego and Riverside counties, voters have returned former Republican Darrell Issa to Congress. The Republican lawmaker made a name for himself investigating the Obama Administration when he represented another California district.
Reporter: Chery Glaser, KCRW
New Los Angeles DA Announces Ambitious Justice Reform
Los Angeles County's newly elected District Attorney George Gascon has announced an ambitious justice reform agenda. Once he takes office, D.A. Gascon will oversee the largest local prosecutorial office in the country, with more than 1,000 attorneys on staff.
Newly Conservative SCOTUS Reconsiders Obamacare
Today, with it's new six-to-three majority, the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments over whether the Affordable Care Act should be struck down. If that happens, California will lose several billion dollars a year in federal health insurance subsidies.
Reporter: Jackie Fortier, KPCC
Liberal California Leans to the Right on Propositions
The Golden State is often painted as solidly blue, but the 2020 election has shown that when issues are on the ballot, California leans a little bit more to the right.
Reporter: Nicole Nixon, CapRadio
California's Universal Vote-By-Mail Could Become Permanent
Changes to California's elections brought on by the pandemic could become permanent. This year, Congress sent counties extra money to run their elections. But keeping universal vote-by-mail and in-person voting options could prove costly in years to come.
Reporter: Guy Marzaroti, KQED