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Iraq's Confusing Election; LA's Confusing DWP Rate-Hike Debate

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Mayor Villaraigosa took another hit today from the Los Angeles City Council, but Department of Water and Power ratepayers will take a hit, too. We get reaction from downtown business interests and environmentalists.  Also, will dropping five days from the school year be a hardship on working parents? On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, much-awaited parliamentary elections have divided Iraq between two strong leaders with similar goals but no desire to compromise. Can either one form a government before violence increases again? Will US troops be able to pull out on schedule?

Banner image: LA DWP's Pine Tree Wind Farm, the nation's largest municipally-owned wind farm, delivers 120 MW of clean, renewable energy to Los Angeles, eliminating 200,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually. © Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producer:
Katie Cooper