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California challenges Trump’s end to young immigrant program

By Don Thompson The Associated Press|

Stretch of 134 freeway to be named for Obama

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State lawmakers in California have approved a plan to name a stretch of freeway in the Los Angeles area for former President Barack Obama. A stretch of the 134 Freeway passing through the Eagle Rock section of Lo...

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  • Immigration policy

    Trump’s DACA decision has LA Dreamers looking to Congress to ‘do your job’

    Scores of protesters rallied on the steps of the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday vowing to fight President Donald Trump’s decision to phase out the Obama-era program known as DACA. Since 2012, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has temporarily shielded roughly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children from deportation while giving them the ability to obtain work permits. About two hours after...

    Brenda Gazzar
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  • Health care reform

    5 out-of-the-box ideas for fixing the individual insurance marketplace

    With Republican efforts to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act stalled, tentative bipartisan initiatives are in the works to shore up the fragile individual insurance market that serves roughly 17 million Americans. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee launches hearings the week Congress returns in September on “stabilizing premiums in the individual insurance market” that will feature state governors and insurance...

    By Julie Rovner California Healthline|

  • Education

    National group sharply criticizes California’s plan for Every Student Succeeds Act

    A national education nonprofit that is evaluating states’ plans for complying with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act praised California’s vision for a high-quality education for all students but mostly panned how it proposes to implement its goals in a report it issued Tuesday. Bellwether Education Partners gave California low ratings of 1 or 2 on a 5-point scale in six of nine categories, and a high score of 4 in only one. The state ranked particularly low in how it...

    By John Fensterwald EdSource|

  • Weapons testing

    Trump, asked if he’d attack North Korea, says: ‘We’ll see’

    TOKYO >> North Korea on Sunday claimed a “perfect success” for its most powerful nuclear test so far, a further step in the development of weapons capable of striking anywhere in the United States. President Donald Trump, asked if he would attack the North, said, “We’ll see.” The latest provocation from the isolated communist country reinforces the danger facing America, Trump had said earlier in a series of tweets, adding that “talk of...

    By ERIC TALMADGE and CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press|

  • Politics

    Trump resistance groups look beyond Washington for victories

    ATLANTA >> The Virginia House of Delegates. The Arizona attorney general’s office. Atlanta City Hall. Seats of power unaccustomed to intense political attention are the focus of liberal groups as they try to turn the Trump resistance movement into tangible victories. Long-established organizations such as MoveOn.org to newer outfits like “Our Revolution,” the offshoot of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ unsuccessful presidential campaign, are backing scores...

    By BILL BARROW Associated Press|

  • Access to health care

    Frustration mounts over premiums for individual health plans

    WASHINGTON >> Millions of people who buy individual health insurance policies and get no financial help from the Affordable Care Act are bracing for another year of double-digit premium increases, and their frustration is boiling over. Some are expecting premiums for 2018 to rival a mortgage payment. What they pay is tied to the price of coverage on the health insurance markets created by the Obama-era law, but these consumers get no protection from the law’s tax...

    By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press|

  • Government taxation and revenue

    Here we go again: California does the Taxes Two-Step

    At this point, it’s practically a California tradition. First, state judges find a loophole in California’s constitutional bulwark against new, higher taxes. Then conservative legislators and anti-tax activists rush in to patch the hole with a new ballot proposition. This week, the state Supreme Court made the first move in this familiar two-step by issuing a ruling that both anti-tax crusaders and proponents of more local investment say could make it much easier...

    By Ben Christopher CALmatters|

  • Immigration

    Join the immigration conversation

    Want to join the conversation about immigration reform and enforcement? As part of our project, “Talking Across Borders,” we’ve partnered with other media outlets to host an intelligent, respectful debate on Facebook with Californians on all sides of the immigration debate. Immigration reporter Alejandra Molina will moderate a live Facebook discussion with some of the project participants at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 7. Join us then on this...

    Johnny Bender
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  • Immigration

    Five decades of immigration law

    Here’s a look at several key moments in the United States’ evolving immigration policies. 1965 — The Immigration and Nationality Act passes and creates a new system favoring family reunification and skilled immigrants. It ends an earlier quota policy, in place since the 1920s, based on race and ethnicity. Since then, immigration has been dominated by people born in Latin America and Asia, rather than Europe. 1986 — Congress and President Ronald Reagan...

    Alejandra Molina
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  • Holidays

    It’s goodbye, Columbus: Doug McIntyre

    “Columbus sailed the ocean blue in fourteen hundred ninety-two!” So sang generations of young Americans as they learned the legend of the great Christopher Columbus, Admiral of the Oceans, the first great Italian hero of the New World, even though he sailed in the service of the Spanish crown. Columbus’s stock has risen and fallen many times over the centuries, including in his own lifetime, were he was treated variously as a hero, a murderer, a genius and a...

    Doug McIntyre
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