Propositions & Measures 2016

Chevron's campaign finance activity in 2016, according to California Secretary of State data. (Visualization by Jacob Shea.)

New report criticizes Chevron’s spending in California politics

A scathing new report from the International Transport Workers' Federation deals with Chevron's tax and campaign finance activities in California.
The Richmond Progressive Alliance office along MacDonald Avenue, crowded with posters of various candidates for City council and WCCUSD Board of Education. Photo by Grace Oyenubi.

2016 election could bring RPA biggest win yet

Back in 2004, Richmond voters saw local election posters encouraging them to “Reach for a better Richmond” and promising them “New Leadership, New Ideas, New Ethics.” Now, six elections later, the up-and-coming political faction behind...
Quanah Parker Brightman, resident and United Native Americans, Inc. Executive Director. Photo by Nebiat Assefa Melles.

ELECTION 2016: Richmond, California

Election day is just around the corner. Before everything comes to a close, we walked around Richmond, stopping at Civic Center Plaza and Marina Bay, to ask residents what they thought about the upcoming vote.
Richmond will vote on Measure M on Nov. 8. Photograph by Catherine Schuknecht.

Mayor Butt advocates for Measure M as realtor groups spend to defeat it

With the election days away, a battle over Measure M, a ballot initiative that would increase so-called documentary transfer tax rates, is suddenly heating up. In the last month, the National Association of Realtors and...
Tale of Two Cities election special podcast

Tales of Two Cities: Election Special

With less than a week before the big day, the Tales of Two Cities podcast is back with an Election Special episode. Our reporters went out and talked to people who's voices often go unheard...