Why Not Register College Students to Vote When They Sign Up for Classes?
California is one of five state where residents will be registered to vote automatically when they interact with the DMV. That should be rolled out by 2018. California is also one of 32 which allows online voting registration. Now, Secretary of State Alex Padilla has some new ideas to register college students. One big strategy? Allow students to register to vote when they're signing up for classes.
Brown Signs Climate Bill to Limit Methane and Soot
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Monday mandating reductions in soot from factories and methane from cow manure. It's part of a drive by state policymakers to slow global climate change.
Town Moves on After Hershey's Plant Departure, Bittersweetness Lingers
Imagine living in a place that smells like chocolate. For decades that described the town of Oakdale, about an hour and a half east of San Francisco, once home to a Hershey's chocolate plant. KQED's Scott Shafer visited the city nine years ago, when Hershey announced it was closing the plant. As part of our week-long collaboration with NPR called "A Nation Engaged," Shafer returned to Oakdale to hear how folks who live there are doing now.