Investigative Reports

How California’s Bullet Train Went Off the Rails

America’s first experiment with high-speed rail has become a multi-billion-dollar nightmare. Political compromises, including one to shift the route through Pacheco Pass to San Jose through Gilroy, created a project so expensive that almost no one knows how it can be built as originally envisioned.

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Santa Clara County Libraries Are Among Best Funded in California

Vast disparities in California's libraries mirror the state’s yawning equity gaps: The state's most underfunded libraries are found in counties with high poverty and those with the lowest percentage of people over age 25 with a bachelor's degree, according to census data. Libraries tend to be better funded in wealthier coastal and urban areas.

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