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  • Howard Jarvis speaking to crowd after California Proposition 13 victory, 1978.
    Mike Meadows/LA Times

    via UCLA Library Special Collections
    It’s an eternal struggle in California: Businesses want to cut taxes while governments say doing so would decimate services. Three competing measures headed for the November ballot could drastically change California’s tax landscape.
  • This image circa 1890s shows members of the Flowers family at their Portland area farm.
    Courtesy of the Oregon Historical Society, OrgLot 865
    The Oregon Historical Society recently released a new batch of digitized historical images of some of the state’s earliest Black residents. The photographs provide a rare look into the lives of Black pioneers — and may help solve an intriguing mystery.