FROM Scott Steepleton
Santa Barbara Is Divided over Immigration…and Language On Martin Luther King Day, demonstrators with different views about immigration held competing rallies over terminology in the Santa Barbara News-Press. Reporting on people newly qualified for drivers' licenses in California, the paper's been using the term "illegals." That's led to protests and counter-protests in an increasingly diverse community.
California Fires Near Goleta and Big Sur The Gap fire north of Goleta and Santa Barbara doubled in size overnight to 2,400 acres due to “sundowner” winds blowing flames down hill toward some 200 structures.Up the coast, a resort destination and sub-culture known all over the world is more threatened than ever. All 850 residents of Big Sur have been told to evacuate, but not all are obeying the order.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.
After Syria strike a new Trump doctrine emerges The President who promised an end to entanglements in the Middle East and snuggled up to Vladimir Putin has now outraged Russia with surprise missile attacks on Syria. That's raised questions about who's running the White House? We hear a variety of answers.
Does 'hire American' mean fire a foreigner? US companies are allowed to hire employees from other countries with highly developed skills that can't be found here. President Trump says it's being abused as a way to find cheap foreign labor. We hear about the benefits—and the risks—of changing the H-1B program.
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.