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Trump administration tightening lid on CFPB amid call for reform

Trump administration tightening lid on CFPB amid call for reform

Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short (L) listens while Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney (R) speaks about the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 at the White House March 22, 2018 in Washington, DC.; Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Mick Mulvaney, is expected to […]

After YouTube shooting, police science and workplace security experts answer questions about campus access and vetting police tips

After YouTube shooting, police science and workplace security experts answer questions about campus access and vetting police tips

YouTube’s headquarters is seen during an active shooter situation in San Bruno, California on April 03, 2018. ; Credit: JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® After yesterday’s shooting on YouTube’s San Bruno campus that left three people injured and the shooter dead, we’re learning more about the woman who is suspected of carrying out the attack and […]

The Trump administration is suing California again, but this time it’s over federal land transfers

The Trump administration is suing California again, but this time it’s over federal land transfers

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions addresses members of the California Peace Officers Association on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in Sacramento, California. ; Credit: NOAH BERGER/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The Justice Department filed a lawsuit against California in Sacramento on Monday to block a state law that limits transfers of federal lands. The suit alleges that California’s […]

With a newly required cancer warning label, we discuss if coffee is safe to drink

With a newly required cancer warning label, we discuss if coffee is safe to drink

This picture taken on October 7, 2017 shows roasted coffee beans in a traditonal Acehnese way at a factory in Banda Aceh. ; Credit: CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® A judge in California decided last week that coffee roasters, retailers and distributors should put a cancer warning label on coffee. Proposition 65 requires businesses to warn […]

The California response to Trump administration’s expected move to roll back CAFE standards

The California response to Trump administration’s expected move to roll back CAFE standards

Scott Pruitt, administrator of U.S. EPA speaks at The 2017 Concordia Annual Summit at Grand Hyatt New York on September 19, 2017 in New York City.; Credit: Riccardo Savi/Getty Images for Concordia Summit AirTalk® This Sunday, the US EPA is expected to announce its scrapping of ambitious mileage targets for upcoming cars. The current requirement […]

California bill to let student athletes to sign endorsement deals

California bill to let student athletes to sign endorsement deals

Josh Rosen #3 of the UCLA Bruins passes the ball during the second half of a game against the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl on September 3, 2017 in Pasadena, California.; Credit: Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images AirTalk® California Assemblyman Chris Holden has introduced a bill that would allow student athletes in the state to […]

Stormy Daniels’ attorney seeks for Trump to testify in deposition – will the court allow it and what implications would it have?

Stormy Daniels’ attorney seeks for Trump to testify in deposition – will the court allow it and what implications would it have?

Actress Stephanie Clifford, who uses the stage name Stormy Daniels, arrives to perform at the Solid Gold Fort Lauderdale strip club on March 9, 2018 in Pompano Beach, Florida.; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images AirTalk® An attorney for Stormy Daniels filed a motion Wednesday seeking to question President Donald Trump and his attorney under oath about […]

Stormy Daniels’ attorney seeks for Trump to testify in deposition – will the court allow it and what implications would it have?

Stormy Daniels’ attorney seeks for Trump to testify in deposition – will the court allow it and what implications would it have?

Actress Stephanie Clifford, who uses the stage name Stormy Daniels, arrives to perform at the Solid Gold Fort Lauderdale strip club on March 9, 2018 in Pompano Beach, Florida.; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images AirTalk® An attorney for Stormy Daniels filed a motion Wednesday seeking to question President Donald Trump and his attorney under oath about […]

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 […]