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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 […]

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 […]

Repopulation underway for Malibu residents, and an update from the Camp Fire

Repopulation underway for Malibu residents, and an update from the Camp Fire

Blackened and charred hills from the Woolsey Fire which made it all the way to the Pacific Ocean, destroying houses along its way through canyons to coastal Malibu, California on November 15, 2018, one week after the fire began, as seen from Encinal Canyon Road.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® Southern California’s Woolsey Fire […]

State audit says unsound decision making added billions to bullet train cost

State audit says unsound decision making added billions to bullet train cost

Construction of the Muscat Avenue Viaduct seen west of State Route 99, just east of Cedar Avenue on July 13, 2017 in Fresno, California.; Credit: Handout/Getty Images AirTalk® The California High Speed Rail Authority’s decision to start construction on the bullet train in Central Valley ahead of finalizing its plans and obtaining land has led […]

FDA wants to ban menthol cigarettes, restrict flavored e-cigs

FDA wants to ban menthol cigarettes, restrict flavored e-cigs

A variety of electronic cigarette flavors are viewed for sale at Vape New York.; Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images AirTalk® Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, pledged Thursday to try to ban menthol from regular cigarettes, outlaw flavors in all cigars, and tighten rules regarding the sale of most flavored versions of electronic […]

Checking in on a contested gun violence reduction program implemented in several CA cities

Checking in on a contested gun violence reduction program implemented in several CA cities

Gang interventionist Everett Bell, hands out peace message ribbons to passing motorists at the South Central Los Angeles location of the death of junior football star Dannie Farber Jr. who was mistaken for a rival gang member in Compton, California on May 28, 2011.; Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® A few cities in California have […]

The world’s worst-kept secret: NY and VA get Amazon HQ2

The world’s worst-kept secret: NY and VA get Amazon HQ2

A view of the waterfront of Long Island City in the Queens borough of New York on November 7, 2018. Amazon is planning to split its coveted second headquarters between two US cities rather than pack it into a single urban setting, US media reported on November 5, 2018.; Credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The […]