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Brown: California needs long-term vision on water

Gov. Jerry Brown says he will focus on a long-term strategy to cope with California's water problems if he is re-elected in November.

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Barack Obama votes Monday in Illinois

President Barack Obama is home to cast his ballot Monday, the day early voting begins in Illinois, and he isn't afraid to reveal whom he's casting his ballot for.

At an event Sunday night for Gov. Pat Quinn of Illinois, a fired up Obama let loose at C...


Federal court temporarily bars Sheriff Miller from campaigning in uniform

A federal court has issued a preliminary injunction barring Monterey County Sheriff Scott Miller from participating in political activities while wearing his uniform.

Envelope mix-up behind Santa Cruz County ballot delays

Santa Cruz Co. has vote-by-mail ballot backlog

The Santa Cruz County Clerk is calling this the worst delay she's ever seen: an envelope mix-up has about 65,000 vote-by-mail voters without a ballot.


Special tax measure to go before voters in Salinas

A special tax measure aimed at funding public safety to to combat crime in Salinas will go before voters.

Carmel city administrator resigns

Carmel city administrator quits amid calls for his resignation

Carmel residents said they're pleased to know change is coming to City Hall.

Del Rey Oaks City Council considers opening medical pot shop

Del Rey Oaks considers allowing medical marijuana shops

Medical marijuana is one step closer to cropping up on the Monterey Peninsula.

Local organizations help register voters

National Voter Registration Day is today, Sept. 23

Today is National Voter Registration Day and Central Coast elections officials are reminding community members to register to vote for the upcoming November election. The deadline is Oct. 20.

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