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Using police dogs to arrest people might be banned in CACalifornia
Two California lawmakers want to ban the use of police dogs to arrest or apprehend suspects. A historian shares the history of dogs in law enforcement.
LAUSD strike begins. What’s ahead for workers, students?Education
Two teachers — from an elementary school and a high school — explain why they’re striking in solidarity with LAUSD workers such as custodians and bus drivers.
‘Critical history’ has been cut from AP African American course: UCLA professorEducation
The College Board has revised some of its new AP African American studies curriculum following criticism from Governor Ron DeSantis and other conservatives.
NBA’s top scorer is now LeBron James. How far can he go?Sports
LeBron James is now the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He entered the league at age 18 and will probably play into his 40s, says writer Dave Schilling.
Fox News knew they spread lies. Enough to prove actual malice?Politics
Panelists discuss the ongoing defamation case brought by Dominion Voting Systems against Fox News, and a Texas school’s decision to discipline a teenager for raising safety concerns.
San Quentin reimagined, COVID origin theory, Nowruz songsNational
Gov. Newsom wants to transform the state’s oldest prison — San Quentin — into a rehabilitation center inspired by prisons in Scandinavian countries like Norway.
Rep. Santos distracts from business. Can the GOP focus on its agenda?Politics
Panelists discuss Representative George Santos stepping down from his committee assignments, GOP presidential candidates, and going back to the office as the pandemic wanes.
On eve of likely LAUSD strike, how’s community bracing itself?Education
KCRW hears from parents, teachers, LAUSD’s Jackie Goldberg, and SEIU’s Lester Garcia as the district sits on the verge of a three-day shutdown.
The US Is Sending Its Worst Down to MexicoPolitics
Violent drug cartels often dominate headlines about Mexico but the Ayotzinapa case reveals a more sinister involvement from the US side of the border.