KALW News election coverage

6:00pm

Wed November 7, 2012
Politics

California commits to paying for education

Ali Budner

San Francisco’s Measure A passed yesterday, which means City College will get much needed funds. Prop 30 also passed, meaning Californians taxed themselves more than 6 billion dollars to help pay for public education.

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5:53pm

Wed November 7, 2012
Politics

Alameda County's Measure B1 still up in the air

There’s one race still up for grabs in the Bay Area: Measure B1, Alameda county’s proposed new transit tax. 

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4:03pm

Wed November 7, 2012
Politics

Latino voters show up for Obama

Voters at the Fruitvale polling station
Julie Caine

Latino voters are credited with coming out in large numbers yesterday for President Barack Obama to help him secure a second term. Locally, Latino voters came to the polls with mostly one issue on their minds. 

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3:48pm

Wed November 7, 2012
Politics

Teachers relieved by Prop 30 results

Frank McCoppin elementary school
http://www.examiner.com/article/school-and-building-evactuated-for-bomb-scare Examiner

When she came into work this morning, Frank McCoppin kindergarten teacher Selina Cheung didn’t know whether she’d have a job next semester or not. Parent Siobhan Culhane hadn’t heard the news about Proposition 30 either.

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3:40pm

Wed November 7, 2012
Politics

Richmond voters strike down the soda tax bill

Soda vending machines
Under CC license from Flickr user fimoculous

A city usually famous for its crime is now becoming known for its progressive politics. In Richmond, one of the local city measures that got national attention was the so-called soda tax, which would have taxed sodas at one penny per ounce.

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