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Councilman and Former LAPD Officer Joe Buscaino Jumps Into the Mayor’s Race

The District 15 rep says he wants to lead Los Angeles through a ‘state of emergency’
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An Inside Look at L.A.’s Big City Council Change-Up

A full 20 percent of the panel is turning over in a short time period, and Mark Ridley-Thomas, Kevin de León. and Nithya Raman bring high expectations to the job
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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
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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
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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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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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How One Big Change Made a Huge Impact on Elections in Los Angeles

More people are voting in city elections—and participation could climb even higher in November
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The Fall of Councilman Jose Huizar Isn’t Only Astounding. It’s Disappointing

A journalist who’s covered the District 14 councilman’s political career since the beginning laments a political mess
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L.A. Councilman José Huizar Arrested and Charged with Racketeering

Federal authorities say the District 14 councilman presided over a criminal enterprise that received large sums of cash to push forward development projects
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How José Huizar Became Embroiled in the Worst Corruption Scandal in Almost a Century

Inside the downfall of one of the city's most charismatic politicos