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What environmentalists, developers are saying as Newhall Ranch gets a new city

What environmentalists, developers are saying as Newhall Ranch gets a new city

Santa Clarita as seen from the Angeles National Forest. Newhall Ranch will be located on undeveloped land in the Santa Clarita Valley.; Credit: Photo by Jeff Turner via Flickr / Creative Commons AirTalk® An historic deal was made Monday when environmental groups agreed to let developers move forward with plans for a new city at […]

North Korea says US ‘declared war’ – the latest in escalating tensions

North Korea says US ‘declared war’ – the latest in escalating tensions

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho leaves his hotel in New York on September 25, 2017. US President Donald Trump has “declared a war” on North Korea, the country’s foreign minister said Monday while conveying a threat to shoot down US bombers.; Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® In the latest installment of the escalating verbal […]

How much would CVS’s 7-day limit on painkiller prescriptions help solve the opioid crisis?

How much would CVS’s 7-day limit on painkiller prescriptions help solve the opioid crisis?

A pedestrian walks by a CVS store on June 15, 2015 in San Francisco, California.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® The opioid crisis has reached epidemic status. And today, the country’s largest pharmacy chain has pledged its support to help. CVS Pharmacy has announced it will limit opioid prescriptions to seven days for certain conditions […]

How much would CVS’s 7-day limit on painkiller prescriptions help solve the opioid crisis?

How much would CVS’s 7-day limit on painkiller prescriptions help solve the opioid crisis?

A pedestrian walks by a CVS store on June 15, 2015 in San Francisco, California.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® The opioid crisis has reached epidemic status. And today, the country’s largest pharmacy chain has pledged its support to help. CVS Pharmacy has announced it will limit opioid prescriptions to seven days for certain conditions […]

Debating the economics of Graham-Cassidy, GOP’s (supposed) last-gasp push to repeal the ACA

Debating the economics of Graham-Cassidy, GOP’s (supposed) last-gasp push to repeal the ACA

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) (3rd L) speaks as (L-R) Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) listen during a news briefing after the weekly Senate Republican policy luncheon at the Capitol September 19, 2017 […]

As Mexico begins earthquake recovery, Puerto Rico braces for Hurricane Maria

As Mexico begins earthquake recovery, Puerto Rico braces for Hurricane Maria

Mexican rescue teams look for people trapped in the rubble at the Enrique Rebsamen elementary school in Mexico City on September 20, 2017. At least 21 children were killed and about 30 children are still missing at the school.; Credit: MARIO VAZQUEZ/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® On Tuesday, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit Central Mexico, devastating the […]

After DACA recipients confront Pelosi, others weigh pros and cons of Dems dealmaking with Trump

After DACA recipients confront Pelosi, others weigh pros and cons of Dems dealmaking with Trump

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) answers questions during her weekly press conference at the U.S. Capitol September 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images AirTalk® A group of  young, undocumented immigrants interrupted a DACA press conference in San Francisco held by Nancy Pelosi on Monday. The interruption occurred as an apparent […]

Rose Bowl looks to sell the naming rights to its field, but it won’t be a corporate name

Rose Bowl looks to sell the naming rights to its field, but it won’t be a corporate name

Fans stand outside the before the 98th Rose Bowl Game between the Oregon Ducks and the Wisconsin Badgers on January 2, 2012 in Pasadena, California. ; Credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images AirTalk® For the first time in its history, the field at the Rose Bowl could have a name. The Rose Bowl Operating Company is reportedly […]

Where can you expect to find a pot shop in LA next year

Where can you expect to find a pot shop in LA next year

Dave Warden, a bud tender at Private Organic Therapy (P.O.T.), a non-profit co-operative medical marijuana dispensary, displays various types of marijuana available to patients on October 19, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images AirTalk® As the legalization date for selling pot approaches, Los Angeles is taking steps to shape how and where […]

Trump, Chuck and Nancy met, confusion over DACA ensues

Trump, Chuck and Nancy met, confusion over DACA ensues

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks at a news conference about President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program at the U.S. Capitol September 6, 2017 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images AirTalk® President Donald Trump met last night with Democratic leaders to discuss DACA, or […]