Elections 2016

Local

Sacramento County eyes dramatic shift to vote-by-mail under new law

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Thursday allowing Sacramento and 13 other counties to eliminate most neighborhood polling places and send ballots to all voters starting in 2018. Sacramento County Registrar of Voters Jill LaVine said this week that she hopes to shift voters toward a mail ballot system in two years.

Investigations

Sacramento sheriff revokes dozens of concealed carry permits following arrests, gun crimes

In the years since Sheriff Scott Jones took office, concealed carry permits have surged in Sacramento County, and now number about 8,000. As of February of this year, Jones had revoked more than 150 county-issued permits for a variety of reasons, including gun-related crimes. In 2015, Jones’ office had a higher rate of revocations to permits than any of the other 25 counties with the most active permits that year.

Presidential Election 2016

Female senators are ‘worried’ about Trump’s weight

Donald Trump’s disparaging comments on the weight of a former Miss Universe contestant haven’t escaped the notice of the women who serve in the U.S. Senate, according to Sen. Claire McCaskill. McCaskill tweeted on Wednesday that she and her fellow women senators are “worried about Donald Trump’s weight” and suggested that the Republican presidential nominee submit to “a public daily weigh-in.”

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Trump, Clinton clash in first presidential debate

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton went to head-to-head in the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in New York on Monday. They discussed jobs, racial divisions and national security with many personal jabs thrown in between. The debate, moderated by NBC anchor Lester Holt, is the first in a series of three scheduled ahead of election day.
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Trump, Clinton clash in first presidential debate 4:36

Trump, Clinton clash in first presidential debate

River City Republicans root for Trump 2:06

River City Republicans root for Trump

Sacramento Democrats cheer Clinton as she debates Trump 0:52

Sacramento Democrats cheer Clinton as she debates Trump

Election Rewind: Trump hails school choice, Clinton gets 'West Wing' support 1:35

Election Rewind: Trump hails school choice, Clinton gets 'West Wing' support