FROM Bryan Starr
Disneyland Seeks 30-Year Tax Exemption In 1996, Disneyland worked out a deal with the City of Anaheim. The Happiest Place on Earth was made exempt from an entertainment tax for the next 20 years. Next year, that time will be over, and Disneyland wants an exemption for another several decades. We get two perspectives, from Adam Elmahrek, who covers local government and politics for the Voice of OC , and Bryan Starr, senior vice president of government affairs for the Orange County Business Council .
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?