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CA bill would prevent local authorities from cooperating with feds on marijuana

CA bill would prevent local authorities from cooperating with feds on marijuana

File: A marijuana plant is displayed during the 2016 Cannabis Business Summit & Expo in Oakland.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Natalie Chudnovsky | AirTalk® A bill introduced by six California legislators in February would prohibit state and local law enforcement from helping federal drug agents arrest and investigate marijuana license holders unless they receive a […]

CA bill would prevent local authorities from cooperating with feds on marijuana

CA bill would prevent local authorities from cooperating with feds on marijuana

File: A marijuana plant is displayed during the 2016 Cannabis Business Summit & Expo in Oakland.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Natalie Chudnovsky | AirTalk® A bill introduced by six California legislators in February would prohibit state and local law enforcement from helping federal drug agents arrest and investigate marijuana license holders unless they receive a […]

From loss to victory: President Ronald Reagan’s trajectory

From loss to victory: President Ronald Reagan’s trajectory

American politician Ronald Reagan smiles as he speaks on his presidential campaign in front of a large banner, 1979. Pennsylvania governor William Scranton (L) applauds.; Credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images AirTalk® In his fourth and most recent book about Ronald Reagan, biographer Craig Shirley explores Reagan’s, from failed 1976 presidential run to 1980 victory. “Reagan Rising” […]

What we know so far about the attack in London, on the one year anniversary of Brussels

What we know so far about the attack in London, on the one year anniversary of Brussels

Armed officers attend to the scene outside Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament on March 22, 2017 in London, England. ; Credit: Jack Taylor/Getty Images AirTalk® LONDON (AP) – A vehicle mowed down pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge, killing at least one woman and leaving others with injuries described as catastrophic. Around the same […]

What we know so far about the attack in London, on the one year anniversary of Brussels

What we know so far about the attack in London, on the one year anniversary of Brussels

Armed officers attend to the scene outside Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament on March 22, 2017 in London, England. ; Credit: Jack Taylor/Getty Images AirTalk® LONDON (AP) – A vehicle mowed down pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge, killing at least one woman and leaving others with injuries described as catastrophic. Around the same […]

Intersex author Hida Viloria embraces being ‘born both’

Intersex author Hida Viloria embraces being ‘born both’

Intersex activist and writer Hida Viloria.; Credit: Courtesy of Hida Viloria AirTalk® Being intersex is about as common as being born with red hair. But it might not feel like it, because when you’re intersex, you’re biologically both – or neither – male and female. This is different from gender identity and sexual orientation. An […]

Senate confirmation hearings underway for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch

Senate confirmation hearings underway for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch

Judge Neil Gorsuch speaks during the first day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill March 20, 2017.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® Capitol hill is bustling today. On top of testimony by FBI Director James Comey before the House Intelligence Committee, […]

Debating the expansion of ‘ban the box’ to California’s private sector

Debating the expansion of ‘ban the box’ to California’s private sector

A job seeker fills out an application during a job fair at California’s Great America theme park on February 6, 2015 in Santa Clara, California. ; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® California is considering whether to completely remove the box on job applications that asks prospective employees whether they’ve been convicted of a felony. The […]

Federal budget watchers dive into President Trump’s ‘America First’ budget proposal

Federal budget watchers dive into President Trump’s ‘America First’ budget proposal

White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney answers questions regarding the budget proposal from the Trump Administration during a White House daily briefing on February 27, 2017.; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images AirTalk® President Trump’s first federal budget proposal is out and, as many following its release expected, it calls for a major increase in defense spending […]

With President Trump’s crackdown on immigration, what will happen to H-1B visa workers?

With President Trump’s crackdown on immigration, what will happen to H-1B visa workers?

U.S. Immigration inspectors check passports July 2, 2002 at Miami International Airport in Miami, Forida.; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images AirTalk® The Wall Street Journal reported on a recent study out of UC San Diego and the University of Michigan that looked at the impact of the H-1B visa program on wages and employment. Researchers focused […]