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CALmatters is a Sacramento-based nonpartisan, nonprofit journalism venture committed to explaining how California's state Capitol works and why it matters. It works with more than 130 media partners throughout the state that have long, deep relationships with their local audiences, including Embarcadero Media (publisher of the Palo Alto Weekly, Mountain View Voice, Pleasanton Weekly and The Almanac in Menlo Park and their websites.)

Here are the most recent stories reported by CALmatters' team of journalists:

Justice delayed: Courts overwhelmed by pandemic backlog

From child support to insurance fraud, court cases are delayed throughout California. Only half as many civil and criminal cases were resolved last summer compared with pre-pandemic numbers. “Justice has not shut down. Justice has slowed down,” according to an attorneys' group.

Tue, Jan 19, 2021 5:00 am
Justicia retrasada: tribunales abrumados por el atraso de la pandemia

Desde la manutención de los hijos hasta el fraude de seguros, los casos judiciales se retrasan en todo California. Solo la mitad de los casos civiles y penales se resolvieron el verano pasado en comparación con las cifras anteriores a la pandemia. “La justicia no se ha cerrado. La justicia se ha ralentizado”, según un grupo de abogados.

Tue, Jan 19, 2021 1:45 am
A big data system for public education?

Having failed so many times to effectively use technology in state government, should California try again with a school data system?

Mon, Jan 18, 2021 12:01 am
Democrats overreach on recall, miss valid point

California Democrats overreach by comparing the recall campaign against Gov. Gavin Newsom to the violent invasion of the U.S. Capitol but could have had a legitimate point.

Sun, Jan 17, 2021 12:01 am

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