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Bernie Sanders and his 2016 campaign helped usher in a new generation of politicians and brought several progressive ideas to the Democratic Party platform.

from The Mixer

It’s something all Angelenos can agree on: traffic in Los Angeles is crazy making. Last year, drivers in LA averaged a whopping 128 hours sitting in traffic .

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Some people in Merced had high hopes for the bullet train, but now the Central Valley city will just be the terminus of a train line to nowhere.

Where dreams go to die

Some people in Merced had high hopes for the bullet train, but now the Central Valley city will just be the terminus of a train line to nowhere.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

The wall along the U.S.-Mexico border cuts across sensitive desert and mountainous terrain. But environmental regulations are waived for wall construction, raising concerns about longterm damage.

Critics say border wall could harm wildlife corridors and sensitive desert terrain

The wall along the U.S.-Mexico border cuts across sensitive desert and mountainous terrain. But environmental regulations are waived for wall construction, raising concerns about longterm damage.

from NPR

Gilroy, Calif., is known as the garlic capital of the world. Two Trump administration policies — one on trade, the other on immigration — are affecting the town in starkly different ways.

In garlic capital, tariffs and immigration crackdown have mixed impacts

Gilroy, Calif., is known as the garlic capital of the world. Two Trump administration policies — one on trade, the other on immigration — are affecting the town in starkly different ways.

from NPR

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and attorneys general from 15 other states want to block President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southern border.

California Attorney General sues Trump over national emergency declaration

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and attorneys general from 15 other states want to block President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southern border.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

President Trump today declared a national emergency to get funding for his border wall. California Gov.

Trump declares national emergency, California sues

President Trump today declared a national emergency to get funding for his border wall. California Gov.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

President Trump today declared a national emergency to get funding for his border wall, after signing a bipartisan bill to keep the government open for six months.

California sues Trump hours after he declares a national emergency

President Trump today declared a national emergency to get funding for his border wall, after signing a bipartisan bill to keep the government open for six months.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Almost-certain legal challenges and likely pushback from some within his own party await the president in the next phase of the ongoing national political battle over border security and immigration.

Trump declares national emergency to help fund southern border wall

Almost-certain legal challenges and likely pushback from some within his own party await the president in the next phase of the ongoing national political battle over border security and immigration.

from NPR

Plans for the high-speed rail project originally meant to connect L.A. and San Francisco - are now derailed. At least, so it seems.

Bullet Train Plans Go Off the Rails

Plans for the high-speed rail project originally meant to connect L.A. and San Francisco - are now derailed. At least, so it seems.

from The Mixer

Today is the one year anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 students and faculty were killed by an expelled student…

Looking back at 20 years of gun control activism

Today is the one year anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 students and faculty were killed by an expelled student…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Huntington Beach – Surf City USA – is paddling away from mainstream California.

California’s ‘anti-California’

Huntington Beach – Surf City USA – is paddling away from mainstream California.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Surfing is one of California’s most popular sports. There’s regular surfing.

Women fight for equality by surfing the world's most dangerous waves

Surfing is one of California’s most popular sports. There’s regular surfing.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Senate overwhelmingly passed a sweeping public lands bill. It’s big for California.

Sweeping public lands bill brings good news for environmentalists

The Senate overwhelmingly passed a sweeping public lands bill. It’s big for California.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Tuesday he’s scaling back high speed rail in California, effectively killing the dream of getting from LA to San Francisco in less than three hours.

What’s the future of transportation in California?

Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Tuesday he’s scaling back high speed rail in California, effectively killing the dream of getting from LA to San Francisco in less than three hours.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It’s a big week for art in Los Angeles. The city will be hosting six art fairs.

Do international art fairs benefit LA -- or bring gentrification?

It’s a big week for art in Los Angeles. The city will be hosting six art fairs.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Gov. Gavin Newsom is pumping the brakes on California’s high speed rail project. Or is he?

Is California’s bullet train still on track?

Gov. Gavin Newsom is pumping the brakes on California’s high speed rail project. Or is he?

from Design and Architecture

NASA's six-wheeled rover landed on the red planet in January 2004 for what was billed as a 90-day mission. The plucky robot was still going until a dust storm on Mars last summer killed it.

NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity is officially declared dead

NASA's six-wheeled rover landed on the red planet in January 2004 for what was billed as a 90-day mission. The plucky robot was still going until a dust storm on Mars last summer killed it.

from NPR

The State of California has filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit against the city.

California targets Huntington Beach as housing scofflaw

The State of California has filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit against the city.

from KCRW Features

Gavin Newsom delivered his first State of the State address today.

Takeaways from Gov. Newsom’s first State of the State

Gavin Newsom delivered his first State of the State address today.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand