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What’s Wrong with the Recall? July 28 2021 An overwhelming majority of California likely voters say it is a good thing that there is a process for recalling elected officials. But more than two-thirds say the current recall is a waste of money, and a similar share say the recall process should be changed.
What Are the Consequences of Limiting Nonresident Students at UC? July 28 2021 The state legislature’s plan to limit nonresident enrollment at the University of California could mean more seats for resident students, but it also raises important financial considerations for the system.
California’s Politically Invisible July 27 2021 California voters are older, better educated, wealthier, and more likely to be white than Californians who don’t vote. This gap between the voting public and Californians as a whole can make election results unrepresentative.
What It Means to Store Water for the Environment July 26 2021 In times of drought, California’s ecosystems often suffer. CalTrout Ecosystem Fellow Sarah Null is investigating how to better manage scarce water supplies so that the state can protect vulnerable ecosystems—even as the climate changes.
In El Dorado County, Early Preparation and Communication Were Key to the Return to School July 23 2021 We talked with Dr. Ed Manansala, superintendent of schools for El Dorado County, about how his mostly rural districts weathered the COVID-19 pandemic and handled the return to in-person instruction.