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California Leaders Want to Compensate Descendants of Slavery. How Much Are They Willing to Pay?

The Reparations Task Force has yet to answer some of the most difficult and essential questions on what California owes to descendants of slavery.Carolyn Cole/Getty Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.This past weekend, activists, economists, politicians, and members of the public packed a room…

We Know Wildfire Smoke Is Terrible for You. But What Does It Do to Cows?

Marty Bicek/ZUMA Wire This story was originally published by Wired and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. California’s wildfire season has kicked off in earnest, with the Oak Fire chewing extraordinarily quickly through the parched landscape around Yosemite National Park. The fire has burned nearly 17,000 acres so far, forcing thousands from their homes and blanketing the…

San Francisco Voters Just Ousted Their Reformist District Attorney

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin ponders a reporter’s question at his recall campaign headquarters in San Francisco in May. Eric Risberg/AP Facts matter: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter. Support our nonprofit reporting. Subscribe to our print magazine.San Francisco voters approved a measure to recall the city’s embattled district attorney, Chesa…

The California Recall Effort Has Officially Failed

Bloomberg/Getty Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.California voters have chosen to retain Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom in the state’s high-profile gubernatorial recall election, with early results giving the first-term governor a landslide 70-30 mandate to remain in office. That means the Democratic-leaning…