FROM Terry Rodgers
Big Crowd Turns Out for Hearing on San Onofre Toll Road In February, the state Coastal Commission denied permission for extending Route 241 from Orange County into San Diego County, through a nature reserve and across San Onofre State Beach. The Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency appealed to the US Commerce Department, and today yet another hearing was held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, where 657 people signed up to speak.
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.
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?