Assistant Producer, To the Point/Which Way, LA?
FROM Liyna Anwar
California Tinkering with Prop 13 Republicans voiced strong reaction to the prospect that Prop 13 might finally be amended, 36 years after state voters started a property tax revolt that went nationwide.
Whistleblowers, Cover-ups and Death at the VA Eight million Americans qualify for VA healthcare, and they're apparently satisfied. But it takes so long that 40 have allegedly died while waiting for appointments.
Concerned Residents Take on… Solar Energy? It's one thing if you want to put a solar installation on the roof, but one San Fernando Valley neighborhood is protesting against putting solar panels on the ground.
Benghazi, the IRS and the Business of Government House Republicans are investigating American deaths in Benghazi again. Is it all about politics? Will Congress manage to address other issues before midterm elections?
Is California Headed for a Tax on Sodas? Coke, Pepsi and other beverage companies are fighting a proposed mandate in California for labels warning that sugary soft drinks increase the risk of childhood obesity.
Will a New Helicopter Noise Law Make Anyone Happy? The LA skies are filled with noisy helicopters -- for news, law enforcement and tourists. We hear why many are still unhappy despite a new law signed by President Obama.
Abortion Making a Comeback in This Year's Midterm Elections Republicans aren't backing away from opposing abortion. How's it likely to play in this year's midterm campaigns for the Senate and Congress.
Low Expectations for Syria Peace Talks Preliminary Syrian peace talks today produced a chorus of dissonant voices. What's at stake for the US, Russia and Middle East? Is there relief in sight for the victims?
Greenhouse Gas Emissions and America's Climate Change Deniers Despite the near unanimous conviction of climate scientists, Americans are skeptical that global warming is caused by humans. Why? What are the potential consequences?
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?