Tal Kopan, SF Chronicle

Tal Kopan

SF Chronicle

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Past articles by Tal:

Interactive: What California could get out of new disaster relief bill

Congress on Thursday passed a government funding bill that included nearly $30 billion... → Read More

California to get billions in fire, drought relief after Congress passes funding

California is set to get billions of dollars in federal help to recover from and prevent... → Read More

Protesters briefly shut down Golden Gate Bridge, calling on Democrats to support undocumented immigrants

Protesters on the Golden Gate Bridge called on Congress to provide a pathway to... → Read More

D.C. could send California billions for fire recovery

Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a nearly $30 billion disaster relief package that could be... → Read More

One-third of Biden’s Cabinet visited the Bay Area this summer. Why?

In the span of a month this summer, six of the 15 heads of President Biden’s Cabinet agencies came to the Bay Area and surrounding region, a deluge of visits to a blue stronghold. → Read More

Kamala Harris cancels rally with Gavin Newsom after Afghanistan attack

Vice President Kamala Harris will not campaign with Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday,... → Read More

S.F. is closing its homeless hotels. But with more federal funding on tap, advocates are pushing back

The decision comes at a critical time for San Francisco, which recently began winding... → Read More

Census data kicks off process that will boot one California congressperson

On Thursday, a high-stakes game of musical chairs began for California’s congressional... → Read More

Kamala Harris is the highest-ranking mom ever in U.S. politics. Here's why that matters

As the highest-ranking woman ever to hold office in the U.S., “Momala” Harris has... → Read More

Kamala Harris says she will campaign for Gavin Newsom in recall fight

Vice President Kamala Harris told The Chronicle on Wednesday that she intends to campaign... → Read More

Pelosi staffer tests positive for COVID after Texas Dems meeting

A senior staff member to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tested positive for the coronavirus... → Read More

Newsom calls for record spending to confront California's looming wildfire season

The governor’s budget proposal includes $2 billion for wildfire prevention for the... → Read More

GOP blasts Rep. Zoe Lofgren for compiling their social media posts

Republicans are firing back at the Bay Area legislator over a compilation she posted of... → Read More

Congress is bringing back earmarks. Here's what Bay Area lawmakers want to spend

If local lawmakers have their way, around $124 million in federal funding for projects... → Read More

California to lose seat in Congress for first time ever as population growth lags

California will still have the largest delegation in the House of any state by a large... → Read More

Caitlyn Jenner announces run for governor in Gavin Newsom recall race

The California recall campaign got its first celebrity entry Friday when reality TV star... → Read More

Biden wants Congress to act on guns. Bay Area lawmakers will be key

Whether Congress will send meaningful gun violence prevention legislation to the White... → Read More

Xavier Becerra confirmed to Biden's Cabinet. Who will be next California attorney general?

Xavier Becerra was confirmed by the Senate as President Biden’s Health and Human... → Read More

Dianne Feinstein says she's staying in Senate regardless of husband's plans

Sen. Dianne Feinstein confirmed Wednesday that her husband is interested in an... → Read More

Eric Swalwell isn't giving up on prosecuting Trump over riot, and another area rep tracks GOP posts

Rep. Eric Swalwell says actions of former president and Donald Trump Jr. led to mob... → Read More