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RoundUp is the most popular weed killer in the world, and lately the most controversial. Millions of gallons of it are sprayed on playgrounds, farms and backyards all over California.
Apr. 24, 2017
Immigrant communities across California have been rattled by news of increased raids and detainments by the Trump administration.
Apr. 18, 2017
Get hurt at work? File for workers comp. That's the fund that takes care of you if you have a job-related injury.
Mar. 7, 2017
More and more workers are employed in the so-called "gig economy" - as temp workers, part timers or independent contractors.
Feb. 2, 2017
The nature of work is changing with serious long lasting consequences for both employers and workers.
Nov. 30, 2016
Imagine losing a limb, going blind or almost dying on the job. And then imagine not being able to hold those responsible accountable.
Oct. 4, 2016
Seafarers move millions of people and billions of goods around the world every year.
At only nine years old, "Diana" struggled under the weight of heavy food trays at a local pupusería in Pacoima.
Aug. 5, 2016
Protests against alleged sexual harassment of McDonald's employees are planned for 13 cities Thursday. And Democratic presidential hopefuls are targeting the company's shareholder meeting in Dallas.
May. 23from NPR
Statistics have shown that kids from wealthy families generally score much higher on standardized tests than kids from poorer families.
May. 21from Greater LA
At a hearing yesterday, HUD Secretary Ben Carson defended a new plan that would push undocumented immigrants out of public housing.
May. 22from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
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A new bill before the California Legislature would force cities and counties that banned recreational cannabis businesses to allow a certain number of them to open.
May. 23from Greater LA
California is known as the capital of health and wellness fads. But when and how did the Golden State get that reputation?
May. 23from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
This may be the year that California finally gets to pick who’ll be the next president.
May. 23from Zócalo's Connecting California
The European Parliament elections just kicked off across Europe. It’s a four-day affair. The results could eventually determine whether the EU will remain a united Europe.
The Lovell Health House is at the edge of Griffith Park. The depression-era home was built in 1929 and was completely radical for its time.
On Wednesday, three more parents pleaded guilty in the college admissions cheating scandal.
The Trump administration is backing off plans to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.