Can CARE Court help heal mentally ill Californians on the streets?

An unhoused person lies covered in a blanket under a tree in downtown Culver City, Feb. 25, 2022. Photo by Amy Ta/KCRW

Gov. Newsom’s CARE Court would give judges more power to push people struggling with addiction and severe mental illness into court-ordered care.

The International Criminal Court is investigating possible war crimes committed by Russia in Ukraine. Last week, Russian troops shelled a maternity hospital in the city of Mariupol.

The Texas Supreme Court on Friday ended a lawsuit aimed at killing the state’s law that bans abortions as early as six weeks. Nearby red states are trying to pass similar legislation.

Lin Manuel Miranda, Billie Eilish plus Finneas, Van Morrison, and Diane Warren have written this year’s Oscar-nominated songs.