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  • Pot legalization across US may hinge on 2016 California vote

    SAN FRANCISCO A fight next year over whether to allow recreational marijuana use in California may serve as a tipping point as legalization proponents press their campaign in other U.S. states.
  • In many states, lieutenant governors take on larger role

    WASHINGTON A state's second-in-command is often first to joke about being No. 2. As lieutenant governor of Arkansas, Win Rockefeller liked to say the job was state government's spare tire: kept in the dark, pumped up and hoped it's never used. Now,...

    Gavin Newsom takes risk by seeking to legalize recreational pot use

    Gavin Newsom takes risk by seeking to legalize recreational pot use
    A few weeks into his first term as mayor of San Francisco in 2004, Gavin Newsom made a bold and controversial decision, ordering the city-county clerk to violate state law and issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Newsom was ultimately...

    AP Exclusive: California leaders routinely use private email

    Gov. Jerry Brown, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and other top elected officials in California acknowledge using personal email accounts to conduct government business, and it's not clear if their private exchanges are retained as public records or subject to...

    Newsom, other supporters call for study before 2016 pot ballot measure

    Newsom, other supporters call for study before 2016 pot ballot measure
    A group led by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a proponent of legalizing marijuana, is calling for a public airing of the issue to prepare the ground for an expected 2016 ballot measure that would decriminalize use of the drug. In a report provided to The Times,...