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California attorney general’s office to oversee investigation into the fatal police shooting of unarmed man

California attorney general’s office to oversee investigation into the fatal police shooting of unarmed man

SACRAMENTO, CA – MARCH 22: A Black Lives Matter protester holds a sign as he marches on Interstate 5 during a demonstration on March 22, 2018 in Sacramento, California. Hundreds of protesters staged a demonstration against the Sacramento police department after two officers shot and killed Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man, in the backyard […]

In lieu of single-payer, CA lawmakers introduce 14 bills toward universal health care

In lieu of single-payer, CA lawmakers introduce 14 bills toward universal health care

The California state capitol building in Sacramento.; Credit: Lori Galarreta/KPCC AirTalk® In lieu of advancing a single-payer health care bill, California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon tasked lawmakers with creating an alternative package of healthcare bills to make universal coverage more attainable. These 14 bills were released on Friday. They’re meant to help people pay for […]

Trump’s veto threat, China responds to US tariffs and more

Trump’s veto threat, China responds to US tariffs and more

President Donald Trump talks with journalists before signing tax reform legislation into law in the Oval Office December 22, 2017 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images AirTalk® President Trump said he might veto the sweeping $1.3 trillion spending bill passed early Friday — a move that likely would lead to a government shutdown — […]

Live updates: SoCal storm and impact on fire-ravaged areas

Live updates: SoCal storm and impact on fire-ravaged areas

Commuters drive under heavy rainfall in Los Angeles, California on March 21, 2018. A slow-moving storm, billed as an “atmospheric river” began unleashing rain across southern California. Mandatory evacuations have been ordered by officials in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® A powerful Pacific storm is moving across […]

What WWE wrestler Daniel Bryan’s return to the ring could mean for other athletes’ career-ending head injuries

What WWE wrestler Daniel Bryan’s return to the ring could mean for other athletes’ career-ending head injuries

WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan flies off the ropes during the WWE Smackdown Live Tour at Westridge Park Tennis Stadium on July 08, 2011 in Durban, South Africa.; Credit: Gallo Images/Getty Images AirTalk® In 2016, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) officials told popular professional wrestler Bryan Danielson, known in the ring as Daniel Bryan, that he’d probably […]

Los Alamitos wants out of California’s sanctuary state movement – what are the legal repercussions?

Los Alamitos wants out of California’s sanctuary state movement – what are the legal repercussions?

In this handout provided by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, foreign nationals were arrested during a targeted enforcement operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Feb. 9, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.; Credit: ICE via Getty Images AirTalk® On Monday, the Los Alamitos City Council voted 4-1 to exempt their city from the […]

Los Alamitos wants out of California’s sanctuary state movement – what are the legal repercussions?

Los Alamitos wants out of California’s sanctuary state movement – what are the legal repercussions?

In this handout provided by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, foreign nationals were arrested during a targeted enforcement operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Feb. 9, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.; Credit: ICE via Getty Images AirTalk® On Monday, the Los Alamitos City Council voted 4-1 to exempt their city from the […]

Austin authorities hunt ‘serial bomber’ after tripwire sets off 4th blast

Austin authorities hunt ‘serial bomber’ after tripwire sets off 4th blast

Crime Scene vehicles and local law enforcement work the scene of a bombing on March 19, 2018, near the 4800 block of Dawn Song Drive in Austin, Texas.; Credit: SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The fourth explosion in less than three weeks in Austin, Texas, appears to be the work of a serial bomber, officials said […]

California takes on the federal government again – this time it’s over net neutrality

California takes on the federal government again – this time it’s over net neutrality

State Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, left, talks with Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, at the Capitol, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. Wiener, and Sen. Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, introduced legislation on Thursday to add a non-binary gender option on state identifying documents including driver’s licenses, birth certificates and identity cards.; Credit: Rich […]

The future of the Veterans Administration, with VA Secretary David Shulkin’s job on the line

The future of the Veterans Administration, with VA Secretary David Shulkin’s job on the line

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin appears before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on March 15, 2018 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images AirTalk® In a week that saw the ouster of Rex Tillerson from the State Department, rumor is now flying  that another high-level official at the Trump administration’s job might be on the […]