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There’s been some interesting movement in the polls as the candidates parade through Iowa.

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New book follows the birth of the environmental movement

In the new book “In Love with Earth”, local author and environmental lawyer,  Marc McGinnes , talks about what emerged from the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill and its public outrage.

24-hour homeless shelter to open in Ventura

After a year of negotiations, Ventura approved its first 24-hour homeless shelter.

U.S. says Iran fired on two oil tankers, but Iran says it didn't

President Trump says there’s absolutely no doubt that Iran was behind attacks this week on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. This follows the U.S.

Crisis in Sudan becomes a cause on social media with #BlueforSudan

Comedian Hasan Minhaj devoted an episode of his Netflix show “The Patriot Act” to what’s going on in Sudan.

One of Donald Trump’s last California properties, a 5400 square foot Beverly Hills mansion, has been sold for $13.5 million.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Real estate developers have had a huge influence on New York state lawmakers for decades.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Our critics review "Shaft," about an FBI cyber security expert whose friend dies mysteriously, then pairs up with his father, cop John Shaft, to find the truth; "The Dead Don't Die," a…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra hit a milestone recently: He's now sued the Trump Administration more times than the Texas Attorney General sued the feds during Barack…

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President Trump announced the departure in a tweet on Thursdays.

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders to leave the White House

President Trump announced the departure in a tweet on Thursdays.

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At a recent rally at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles, community organizers, union members and elected officials kicked off a year-long campaign to encourage people to participate in…

Why the 2020 Census matters to California

At a recent rally at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles, community organizers, union members and elected officials kicked off a year-long campaign to encourage people to participate in…

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To our detriment, California has lost touch with one of its greatest thinkers.

The power of community

To our detriment, California has lost touch with one of its greatest thinkers.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Eric Swalwell, a Democratic Congressman from California, is centering his presidential campaign on gun safety.

Presidential hopeful Eric Swalwell on gun safety, housing, and impeachment

Eric Swalwell, a Democratic Congressman from California, is centering his presidential campaign on gun safety.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Santa Barbara County leads the state in marijuana growing, and the smell of skunk from all those greenhouses is overwhelming.

Is the smell of weed repelling tourists from Santa Barbara?

Santa Barbara County leads the state in marijuana growing, and the smell of skunk from all those greenhouses is overwhelming.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

President Trump told George Stephanopoulos of ABC News that if foreign countries offered dirt on his political rivals, he would take it.

Preventing election meddling before the 2020 election

President Trump told George Stephanopoulos of ABC News that if foreign countries offered dirt on his political rivals, he would take it.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

America is politically polarized, and the US Supreme Court is also divided. In a few days, it will answer two questions. Will non-citizens be counted in the next census?

Gerrymandering and the US Census put the Supreme Court in the 'political thicket'

America is politically polarized, and the US Supreme Court is also divided. In a few days, it will answer two questions. Will non-citizens be counted in the next census?

from To the Point

Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross have refused to hand over documents about the proposed citizenship question on the next Census.

President Trump exerts executive privilege over the Census

Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross have refused to hand over documents about the proposed citizenship question on the next Census.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

La Luz del Mundo church has come under scrutiny after its leader, Naason Joaquin Garciawas, arrested last week on multiple charges of sex abuse.

La Luz del Mundo and the Mexican immigrant community in the U.S.

La Luz del Mundo church has come under scrutiny after its leader, Naason Joaquin Garciawas, arrested last week on multiple charges of sex abuse.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Bohemian Club has been around for 150 years in San Francisco, made up of rich and powerful men.

The Bohemian Club, an annual gathering of men in the redwoods, draws outrage

The Bohemian Club has been around for 150 years in San Francisco, made up of rich and powerful men.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Even if it’s expedited.

This could take a while

Even if it’s expedited.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

In New York state, Democrats approved a deal to strengthen rent laws and tenant protections. Meanwhile, the California legislature has yet to make housing and rent control headway.

Inglewood passes rent control ordinance

In New York state, Democrats approved a deal to strengthen rent laws and tenant protections. Meanwhile, the California legislature has yet to make housing and rent control headway.

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John Vandemoer, who pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy, will be the first to be sentenced in the scandal. Prosecutors are calling for a "meaningful" sentence to rebuild faith in the system.

Sailing coach to be sentenced in college admissions scandal

John Vandemoer, who pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy, will be the first to be sentenced in the scandal. Prosecutors are calling for a "meaningful" sentence to rebuild faith in the system.

from Morning Edition

For many people experiencing homelessness, access to a bathroom is a persistent problem.

Bathrooms for the homeless would cost more than $330,000 each, so how will LA pay?

For many people experiencing homelessness, access to a bathroom is a persistent problem.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand