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Discussing the CA bill looking to restrict how state-licensed cannabis businesses advertise

Discussing the CA bill looking to restrict how state-licensed cannabis businesses advertise

T-shirts with marijuana slogans are displayed during a ComfyTree Cannabis Academy conference February 28, 2015 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images AirTalk® As the legal recreational cannabis industry continues to take shape across California following the passage of Proposition 64 in November, marijuana businesses both small and large are looking to make their […]

The legacy of 4-term California governor Jerry Brown

The legacy of 4-term California governor Jerry Brown

California Gov. Jerry Brown shows charts to reporters during a news conference where he revealed his revised California State budget on May 11, 2017 in Sacramento, California. ; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® With Jerry Brown terming out in 2018, it’s time we look back to the fiscal conservatism of his first two terms (1975-1983), […]

LinkedIn and hiQ duke it out over your data

LinkedIn and hiQ duke it out over your data

The LinkedIn logo is displayed on an iPhone on August 3, 2016.; Credit: Carl Court/Getty Images AirTalk® Today, a hearing for a suit against LinkedIn will begin. The company suing is hiQ, a San Francisco based organization that has been collecting data from public LinkedIn profiles since 2012. They use the data to determine whether […]

LA municipal bank: The ethical choice or a waste of money?

LA municipal bank: The ethical choice or a waste of money?

A bank teller counts the stack of Chinese yuan and US dollars at a bank in Shanghai on July 22, 2005.; Credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® At a Tuesday meeting, LA City Council President Herb Wesson laid out the agenda for his final term, and included a proposal for the creation of a Los Angeles municipal […]

After a dramatic vote, what’s next in the Senate health care debate?

After a dramatic vote, what’s next in the Senate health care debate?

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) returns to the U.S. Senate July 25, 2017 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images AirTalk® It’s been a whirlwind 24 hours on the Senate floor, with GOP leaders passing their first milestone to repeal the Affordable Care Act. As reported by POLITICO, Republicans will now start to cut down Obamacare […]

Should the names of sheriff’s deputies who’ve committed misconduct be public?

Should the names of sheriff’s deputies who’ve committed misconduct be public?

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell addresses a news conference prior to the destruction of approximately 3,400 guns and other weapons at the Los Angeles County Sheriffs’ 22nd annual gun melt at Gerdau Steel Mill on July 6, 2015 in Rancho Cucamonga, California.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images AirTalk® On Monday, LA-based advocacy group Dignity and […]

Week in politics: What to watch for as Kushner, Manafort, Trump Jr. testify before Congress, plus what’s next for health care

Week in politics: What to watch for as Kushner, Manafort, Trump Jr. testify before Congress, plus what’s next for health care

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner is set to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee this morning.; Credit: Evan Vucci/AP AirTalk® It’s a busy week on Capitol Hill and it got started in full force Monday morning as President Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner testified in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee in […]

As the O.J. Simpson story continues, how has your opinion changed of the trial?

As the O.J. Simpson story continues, how has your opinion changed of the trial?

O.J. Simpson (R) attends his parole hearing with his attorney Malcolm LaVergne at Lovelock Correctional Center July 20, 2017 in Lovelock, Nevada.; Credit: Pool/Getty Images AirTalk® It’s been more than 20 years since the former NFL running back and Heisman Trophy winner O.J. Simpson was found not guilty of a double-murder at the L.A. Superior […]

Stakeholders weigh in on goals of zero-emissions proposal to clean up the air at ports of LA and Long Beach

Stakeholders weigh in on goals of zero-emissions proposal to clean up the air at ports of LA and Long Beach

Ships wait to be loaded at the Port of Los Angeles in Long Beach on February 13, 2015.; Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The largest port complex in the United States has released a draft of a plan to modernize port technology to help clean up the air and combat climate change at the Ports […]

Porter Ranch residents react to state’s decision to reopen Aliso Canyon gas facility

Porter Ranch residents react to state’s decision to reopen Aliso Canyon gas facility

A woman holds a sign while attending a public hearing before the South Coast Air Quality Management District regarding a proposed stipulated abatement order to stop a nearby massive natural gas leak, on January 16, 2016 in Granada Hills, near Porter Ranch, California. ; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images Sharon McNary | AirTalk® Two state agencies […]