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What underwhelming results in state cap-and-trade auction could mean for high-speed rail, other state programs

What underwhelming results in state cap-and-trade auction could mean for high-speed rail, other state programs
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A car drives past the Chevron refinery on January 25, 2011 in Richmond, California.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Despite projecting over $500 million in proceeds for the state, California’s most recent cap-and-trade auction for greenhouse gases brought in a woeful $10 million, which is less than 2 percent. Of the 43 million carbon allowances up […]

Street of Eternal Happiness tells personal stories of Shanghai residents

Street of Eternal Happiness tells personal stories of Shanghai residents

“Street of Eternal Happiness” by Rob Schmitz; Credit: Penguin Random House, 2016 Changle Lu is the Street of Eternal Happiness in Shanghai, the most populated city in the world, in a country going through rapid change. Most of the stories we hear about China in the news are about issues: the economy, national security, human […]

Examining tobacco company liability in Tony Gwynn’s death after family files lawsuit

Examining tobacco company liability in Tony Gwynn’s death after family files lawsuit

Tony Gwynn is introduced as one of the 2007 Hall of Fame Electees at a press conference at the Waldorf Astoria on January 10, 2007 in New York City. ; Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images In a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the tobacco industry yesterday, the family of former San Diego Padres outfielder and Baseball […]

Freddie Gray Ruling: Analyzing Edward Nero’s acquittal

Freddie Gray Ruling: Analyzing Edward Nero’s acquittal

Baltimore City Sheriff’s Deputies surround and protect Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero’s family members as demonstrators and members of the news media crowd around the Mitchell Courthouse-West after Nero was found not guilty on all charges against him related to the arrest and death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Maryland. ; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images […]

The twisting path to legalizing same-sex marriage in Mexico

The twisting path to legalizing same-sex marriage in Mexico

Antonio Medina (L) and Jorge Cerpa are pictured during the first ceremony in Mexico in which a gay couple signs a civil contract that offers same-sex couples the same rights as marriage, on March 16th, 2007 in Mexico City. ; Credit: RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images Earlier this week Mexico’s president Enrique Pena Nieto proposed amending the […]

The twisting path to legalizing same-sex marriage in Mexico

The twisting path to legalizing same-sex marriage in Mexico

Antonio Medina (L) and Jorge Cerpa are pictured during the first ceremony in Mexico in which a gay couple signs a civil contract that offers same-sex couples the same rights as marriage, on March 16th, 2007 in Mexico City. ; Credit: RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images Earlier this week Mexico’s president Enrique Pena Nieto proposed amending the […]

The twisting path to legalizing same-sex marriage in Mexico

The twisting path to legalizing same-sex marriage in Mexico

Antonio Medina (L) and Jorge Cerpa are pictured during the first ceremony in Mexico in which a gay couple signs a civil contract that offers same-sex couples the same rights as marriage, on March 16th, 2007 in Mexico City. ; Credit: RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images Earlier this week Mexico’s president Enrique Pena Nieto proposed amending the […]

What we know about EgyptAir Flight 804

What we know about EgyptAir Flight 804

Mervit Mounir (L), and Answar Moissen, talk with journalists in front of the Egypt Air In flight services building where family and friends of the Egypt Air flight are gathering on in Cairo, Egypt. Their relative was on the plan, they last talked with her when she was recently married.; Credit: David Degner/Getty Images Egyptian […]

LAPD Chief Beck: Skid Row dealers complained counting singles gave them carpal tunnel

LAPD Chief Beck: Skid Row dealers complained counting singles gave them carpal tunnel

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck speaks at a press conference on Monday, March 2, 2015, a day after an officer-involved shooting on L.A.’s Skid Row that left a homeless man dead.; Credit: Rina Palta/KPCC “I had never seen $600,000 in $1 bills and it just about fills the back of a pick-up truck.” That was L.A.’s […]

LAPD Chief Beck: Skid Row dealers complained counting singles gave them carpal tunnel

LAPD Chief Beck: Skid Row dealers complained counting singles gave them carpal tunnel

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck speaks at a press conference on Monday, March 2, 2015, a day after an officer-involved shooting on L.A.’s Skid Row that left a homeless man dead.; Credit: Rina Palta/KPCC “I had never seen $600,000 in $1 bills and it just about fills the back of a pick-up truck.” That was L.A.’s […]