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Tobacco ban on Cal State, Cal Community Colleges moves forward in legislature

Tobacco ban on Cal State, Cal Community Colleges moves forward in legislature
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A person dressed as a cigarette called ‘Ciggy Butts’ encourages students on the UC Berkeley campus to quit smoking.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images California State University and California Community College campuses got one step closer to being tobacco-free after the state Assembly voted 41-24 yesterday to approve a tobacco ban. It would include electronic cigarettes, […]

ISO a better ballot for the state Senate race

ISO a better ballot for the state Senate race

Voters cast ballots at the Multnomah County elections office.; Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images California officials have a unique problem on their hands this June: to come up with an appropriate election ballot for the Senate primary. Thirty-four candidates are in the race to replace Sen. Barbara Boxer in June, who will be retiring after two […]

What the Uber settlement means for passengers, drivers

What the Uber settlement means for passengers, drivers

In what’s being hailed as a major coup for Uber, the ridesharing company has settled a series of class action lawsuits by drivers. ; Credit: TENGKU BAHAR/AFP/Getty Images In what’s being hailed as a major coup for Uber, the ride-hailing company has settled a series of class action lawsuits by drivers. Under the settlement, Uber […]

What the Uber settlement means for passengers, drivers

What the Uber settlement means for passengers, drivers

In what’s being hailed as a major coup for Uber, the ridesharing company has settled a series of class action lawsuits by drivers. ; Credit: TENGKU BAHAR/AFP/Getty Images In what’s being hailed as a major coup for Uber, the ride-hailing company has settled a series of class action lawsuits by drivers. Under the settlement, Uber […]

SCOTUS: Should it be a crime for suspected drunken drivers to refuse a blood or breathalyzer test?

SCOTUS: Should it be a crime for suspected drunken drivers to refuse a blood or breathalyzer test?

The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on whether a search warrant should be obtained to ask drivers to take a blood or breathalyzer test. ; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images (AP) The Supreme Court is expressing doubts about laws in at least a dozen states that make it a crime for people suspected of drunken driving […]

LAPD Chief Beck on property seizures, the police shooting of the unarmed Walter DeLeon and more

LAPD Chief Beck on property seizures, the police shooting of the unarmed Walter DeLeon and more

Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck speaks at a media briefing.; Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images After a court injunction barring the LAPD from seizing homeless people’s property, and as the Los Angeles City Council tries to remedy the growing problem, how are police officers balancing safety issues? Chief Charlie Beck joined AirTalk to discuss […]

What do you think of Hamilton staying on the $10 and Tubman debuting on the $20?

What do you think of Hamilton staying on the $10 and Tubman debuting on the $20?

With 118,328 votes, Harriet Tubman edged Eleanor Roosevelt in a campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill.; Credit: Womenon20s Last June, the U.S. Treasury Department announced it would redesign the $10 bill and replace Alexander Hamilton with a woman to-be-named as the face of the currency. We even talked about it here […]

Are voter registration rules like New York’s suppressing votes?

Are voter registration rules like New York’s suppressing votes?

Pens, buttons and registration forms lie on a table during a voter registration drive sponsored by The Partnership for the Homeless in New York City.; Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images Ivanka and Eric Trump opined on the  challenges of registering to vote in primary elections last week after reports revealed both had missed the October 2015 […]

AirTalk election 2016: Analyzing each campaign on the eve of the New York State primary

AirTalk election 2016: Analyzing each campaign on the eve of the New York State primary

The New York State primary is Tuesday for both Republicans and Democrats.; Credit: New York Daily News via Facebook The New York State primary is Tuesday for both Republicans and Democrats. Both current frontrunners, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump call the Empire State home and have been making sure everyone knows it in the weeks […]

Court reporter Linda Deutsch says it’s time to release Leslie Van Houten

Court reporter Linda Deutsch says it’s time to release Leslie Van Houten

Sheron Lawin (L), a member of the Board of Prison Terms commissioners, listens to Leslie Van Houten (R), after her parole was denied 28 June 2002 at the California Institution for Women in Corona, California. Van Houten, 53, has served over 30 years in prison for her involvement in the Tate-LaBianca killings.; Credit: DAMIAN DOVARGANES/AFP/Getty […]