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Pasadena Republican Club sues city, nonprofit, alleging free speech violation; can private renters restrict events in city-owned buildings?

Pasadena Republican Club sues city, nonprofit, alleging free speech violation; can private renters restrict events in city-owned buildings?

A protester holds up a copy of the U.S. Constitution while demonstrating in front of the U.S. Supreme Court December 5, 2007 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images AirTalk® A nonprofit that leases a city-owned building prohibited the Pasadena Republican Club from holding an event that features a speaker who advocates against gay marriage. […]

Amid charges of waste and mismanagement, calls for head of state high speed rail to step down

Amid charges of waste and mismanagement, calls for head of state high speed rail to step down

In this handout image provided by the California High-Speed Rail Authority, Construction of the Cedar Viaduct seen from the Golden State Boulevard to west of State Route 99 on July 13, 2017 in Fresno, California. ; Credit: Handout/Getty Images AirTalk® After the release of a scathing audit report of the state’s high-speed rail project in […]

LA City Council voted to support expanding hate crime protection to the homeless

LA City Council voted to support expanding hate crime protection to the homeless

A homeless man sleeps beside his makeshift temporary shelter on a street in downtown Los Angeles, California on June 25, 2018, as a United Nations report on poverty and inequality says 185 million Americans are living in extreme poverty.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The Los Angeles City Council approved a resolution Tuesday supporting […]

LA City Council voted to support expanding hate crime protection to the homeless

LA City Council voted to support expanding hate crime protection to the homeless

A homeless man sleeps beside his makeshift temporary shelter on a street in downtown Los Angeles, California on June 25, 2018, as a United Nations report on poverty and inequality says 185 million Americans are living in extreme poverty.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The Los Angeles City Council approved a resolution Tuesday supporting […]

State report says California won’t meet its climate goals because of too much driving. What are the alternatives?

State report says California won’t meet its climate goals because of too much driving. What are the alternatives?

A layer of pollution can be seen hovering over Los Angeles, California on October 17, 2017, where even though air quality has improved in recent decades, smog levels remain among the nations’s worst, with wildfires in the region also contributing to poor air quality.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The state air resources board […]

A House (and Senate) divided: What a split legislature could look like when the 116th U.S. Congress convenes in 2019

A House (and Senate) divided: What a split legislature could look like when the 116th U.S. Congress convenes in 2019

The 116th Congress members-elect pose for a group photo on the East Front Plaza of the US Capitol in Washington, DC on November 14, 2018. ; Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® We’re just over a month away from the start of the next session of Congress and Democrats have taken a commanding majority of the […]

Tijuana declares humanitarian crisis as Mexico deals with new US policy to keep asylum seekers across the border

Tijuana declares humanitarian crisis as Mexico deals with new US policy to keep asylum seekers across the border

Migrants cross the nearly dry Tijuana River as they make their way around a police blockade toward the El Chaparral port of entry on November 25, 2018 in Tijuana, Mexico. U.S.; Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images AirTalk® Mexico looked set to shore up security near its border with the United States on Monday, and local authorities […]

The cashless bail fight isn’t over, as bail bond industry eyes 2020 ballot initiative

The cashless bail fight isn’t over, as bail bond industry eyes 2020 ballot initiative

A sign advertises a bail bond company on August 29, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. ; Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images AirTalk® A coalition of bail bond industry groups wants to block California’s overhaul of the bail system. The political action committee organized by the bail industry submitted enough signatures required for a statewide referendum on […]

As a federal judge stalls Trump’s asylum ban, we check in on migrant crossings at the border

As a federal judge stalls Trump’s asylum ban, we check in on migrant crossings at the border

Central American migrants -mostly Hondurans- moving in a caravan towards the United States in hopes of a better life, walk along the metal fence on the border between Mexicali in Mexico’s Baja California State, and Calexico, in California, US, on November 19, 2018.; Credit: Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® A federal judge has barred the Trump […]

As a federal judge stalls Trump’s asylum ban, we check in on migrant crossings at the border

As a federal judge stalls Trump’s asylum ban, we check in on migrant crossings at the border

Central American migrants -mostly Hondurans- moving in a caravan towards the United States in hopes of a better life, walk along the metal fence on the border between Mexicali in Mexico’s Baja California State, and Calexico, in California, US, on November 19, 2018.; Credit: Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® A federal judge has barred the Trump […]