FROM Hugo Lujan
A Toxic Legacy Months of public attention and focused government action recently ended the natural gas leak in the upscale development of Porter Ranch. In dramatic — and embarrassing -- contrast, it took a threat of federal criminal action to finally close the Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon last year.
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?