FROM Josephine Axt
Restoring the LA River: Is the Latest Plan Big Enough? The Los Angeles River runs for 32 miles through the City of LA, in a concrete flood control channel that the Army Corps of Engineers started to build in the 1930's. In recent decades, there's been pressure for restoration. Now the Corps has reduced 152 plans down to four, ranging from $346 million to $1 billion. The Corps is recommending Alternative 13, on the lower cost side, which would restore water flow and habitation on parts of 11 miles of the river.
Political appointments and the reshaping of the judiciary President Trump has the chance for a long-term impact -- not just on the US Supreme Court, but on the entire federal court system. And his nominees are likely to get the support of a massive spending campaign by donors who don't have to reveal their names. Can President Trump "pack" the federal court system?
Trump's travel ban and the long-term agenda The Trump Administration's revised travel ban may be good news for some visa holders and others, but it's still being challenged as unconstitutional. Some reporters call it the beginning of a long-term effort to change the demographic make-up of the United States.