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City Council Tables Its Anti-Homeless Encampment Ordinance—For Now

A proposal that would effectively criminalize sleeping outside is being put on hold amid outcry and a lack of housing, but further consideration is expected soon

What We Know So Far About the LAPD’s Dramatic Cost-Cutting Measures

Facing a $150 million budget cut, the department is preparing to decrease its ranks and disband units that handle things like sex crimes and animal cruelty
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Incoming Council Member Nithya Raman Talks About Her Historic Victory and What Comes Next

The political rookie on her winning strategy, building a team, and what she'll bring to City Hall

District Attorney Jackie Lacey Concedes to Challenger George Gascón in Emotional Speech

After eight years in office and amid widespread outcry from social justice activists, the controversial DA is out
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Inside a Judge’s Controversial Crusade to Solve Homelessness in L.A.

As he presides over a lawsuit against the city and county over conditions in homeless encampments, 76-year-old Judge David O. Carter finds himself at the crux of one of the most pressing issues in the region
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Who’s Getting Money from Whom? A Closer Look at the Huge Fundraising Hauls in Notable L.A. Races

Big races mean big fundraising tallies. Here's a rundown of some of the jaw-dropping financial figures in local political races
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The Battle Between Nithya Raman and David Ryu Is a Glimpse at the Future of L.A. Politics

A progressive incumbent is being challenged by an even more progressive urban planner with big grassroots support in City Council District 4. What the race means for city hall dynamics
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Can a Vocal City Hall Critic Win Against a 30-Year Veteran of L.A. Politics?

A look at the contest between Grace Yoo and Mark Ridley-Thomas for Herb Wesson’s District 10 seat on the City Council
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Chinese Developer Agrees to Pay More Than $1 Million in City Hall Corruption Case

The company behind a $700 million DTLA project was accused of bribing public officials to get permits and approvals
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Can Jose Huizar’s Elected Successor Convince His Constituents to Trust City Hall?

In a candid interview, incoming District 14 councilman Kevin de León talks about the challenges and opportunities ahead