Bay Area election officials seeing unprecedented levels of early voting

Turnout has already surpassed 40% in many counties and another surge is expected at the end of the week with the opening of hundreds of in-person early voting centers that are intended to provide extra space for pandemic social distancing and services such as drive-by ballot boxes and last-minute registrations through election day.

Election could stoke US marijuana market, sway Congress

The Nov. 3 contests in New Jersey, Arizona, South Dakota and Montana will shape policies in those states while the battle for control of Congress and the White House could determine whether marijuana remains illegal at the federal level.