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California GOP Ponders Path Forward In Trump Era

February 27, 2017 | Ben Adler

For California Republicans, who gathered for their statewide convention over the weekend, it is both the best of times and the worst of times: dominance of the federal government, yet irrelevance at the state Capitol.

Jonathan Ayestas / Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Political Junkie: Trump's Budget Plans, DNC Chooses New Leader

February 27, 2017

Political Junkie Ken Rudin discusses the weekend in news revolving around Donald Trump's budget and his address to Congress on Tuesday.

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After Storms, Oroville, Brown Proposes Almost $500M In Flood Upgrades

February 24, 2017 | Ben Bradford

In response to this year’s storms and the emergency at Oroville Dam, California Governor Jerry Brown wants to expedite a half-billion dollars in funding for flood repairs and upgrades.


California Lawmakers Vow To Protect Federal Environmental Laws

February 23, 2017 | Amy Quinton

Amidst fear that President Donald Trump’s administration could rollback key federal environmental laws, California state senate Democratic leaders have unveiled a package of environmental protection bills.

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Air Quality Advocates Worry EPA Waivers At Risk

February 23, 2017 | Steve Milne

California's ability to make its own air quality rules comes from waivers granted by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. Some people are afraid those could be coming to an end. The EPA's new chief has not committed to continuing waivers.

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Hit That Snooze Button Again? Middle And High Schools Could See A Later Start Time

February 23, 2017 | Daniel Potter

Bleary-eyed teenagers shuffling to school barely after daybreak could become a thing of the past if a state lawmaker has his way. A new proposal would push back middle and high school start times to at least 8:30 a.m.

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