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More than 500,000 people showed up at the Women’s March in Los Angeles on Saturday. Worldwide, there were at least 3.6 million protesters. Longtime activist Dolores Huerta was at a women’s march in Park City. Huerta, who co-founded the farm workers’ rights movement with Cesar Chavez in the 1960s, talks about the importance of grassroots activism.
After the Women’s March on Washington ended, some of the march leaders had a meeting they called “Where We Go From Here.” We look at the future of the women’s movement, and whether it has room for conservative women.
We begin a week-long series about how cities are finding innovative solutions for their homeless problems. Albuquerque has a program that provides employment to panhandlers.
Twenty measles cases were recently confirmed in southern California, prompting an LA County Public Health investigation. This comes just six months after the state’s tough vaccination law went into effect.
Dr. Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, Interim Health Officer for Los Angeles County
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