BuzzFeed News takes a look at the initiatives voters across the country will decide on Nov. 4 — and whether the referendums have a chance of passing.
As climate change makes the role of inmate firefighters in California increasingly crucial, Americans are beginning to ask whether the type of low-level offenders who qualify for the program even deserve to be locked up.
The state’s new Ebola policy came as a Stanford doctor was quarantined, and President Obama took a veiled shot at governors for “hiding under the covers.”
The pair were reportedly married for 55 years.
The ACLU filed a class action lawsuit against the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department in California on Wednesday. Gay, transgender, and bisexual inmates do not have access to opportunities and are often treated with neglect or abuse, the lawsuit alleged.
The local fire department live-tweeted the debacle.
Your world will never be the same.
You want a couch in New York? Fuhgetaboutit!
It’s like a nightmare, but IRL.
California has mistaken October for July. In the Sahara.
Edan Lepucki, author of California, and Stephan Eirik Clark, author of Sweetness #9, reflect on being supported by Stephen Colbert and other surprises in publishing.
When he was down on his luck, Scott Laufer returned to his childhood passion. He spoke to BuzzFeed News about how he turned his life around.
A “mujahid walking the streets of LA” recruited three other Californians to engage in “violent jihad.”
The 19-year-old could face fines for violating a local law regulating the growth of medical marijuana amid the state’s historic drought.
A fast-moving wildfire burned into the Northern California town of Weed Monday afternoon, forcing evacuations and burning more than 100 structures.
Is Disney actually the happiest place on earth? More Disney worker confessions (and lots of other stuff) can be found on Whisper.
Daniele Watts was handcuffed and put in the back of a squad car after she and her partner Brian Lucas were caught kissing in a car Thursday. Update: TMZ has reported that Watts was having sex in the call and threatened to call her publicist.
National Geographic’s Instagram is a thing of beauty, and it’ll take you on a tour of our planet.
Orange you glad it didn’t happen in rush hour.
About 185 people had to be evacuated from the park Sunday, including dozens of hikers by helicopter from the summit of Half Dome, as flames quickly spread.
It’s pretty clear that this state has it all.
Sausage egg and cheese on a croissant is the new kale.
A lot’s changed in the last three years. And it ain’t pretty.
“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”
The ACLU reached an agreement with the federal government to allow nine immigrants who were misinformed or pressured into leaving the country to come back as part of a class-action lawsuit.