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A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; Childcare key to getting Americans back to work.


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Trump threatens Nevada with litigation for passing a bill to send ballots to all registered voters. Plus, primaries today in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington.

Public News Service - CA: Salmon Recovery

PHOTO: President Obama is using his authority under the Antiquities Act to protect the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands. Photo credit: Dept. of the Interior.

SAN FRANCISCO - A slice of the Mendocino coastline in Northern California is getting presidential protection as of today. President Obama is using his authority under the Antiquities Act to protect the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands. The designation makes the 1600 acres part of the California Co

PHOTO: Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. After holding hearings across the state, lawmakers are proposing to increase the amount of funding for water storage above and below ground to be included in the water bond proposal on the November ballot. CREDIT: Creative Commons

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – State lawmakers working on a water bond proposal to put before voters in November want to increase funding for water storage. Assemblymember Anthony Rendon is proposing amendments to the Clean and Safe Drinking Water Act. He says after holding hearings across the state

PHOTO: A statement made in President Obama's recent State of the Union address is giving hope to supporters of Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands who want to see the 1,600 acres made part of the California Coastal National Monument. Photo credit: Scott Chieffo Photography.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – President Barack Obama is indicating he's willing to use his authority under the Antiquities Act to protect more federal lands. His statement in the State of the Union address is energizing groups along the Mendocino coastline in Northern California. Supporters of Point

PHOTO: The U.S. House of Representatives this week will consider emergency water legislation aimed at drought relief for California. The bill would override environmental protections and halt the restoration of the San Joaquin River. Opponents say environmental protections are not creating or exacerbating the drought, and that the lawmakers are using the drought as a scapegoat to attack these important programs. Credit: USGS

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Emergency drought-relief legislation for California is heading to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill by Central Valley lawmakers would halt the restoration of the San Joaquin River and send more water to farmers. In announcing the bill, Rep. David Valadao b

PHOTO: Stornetta Public Lands on Mendocino coastline. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell is in Northern California's Mendocino County on Friday to discuss the future of Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands and the efforts to make the land a part of the California Coastal National Monument. Credit: Bob Wick at BLM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Expand to Land is the battle cry of supporters of the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands. They want to see the nearly 1,300 acres near Mendocino made part of the California Coastal National Monument. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell is in Mendocino County tod

PHOTO: Environmental groups warn that HR 1526 would return Western forests to the days of clear-cutting to bring in money for counties  an approach they say is short-sighted. Photo credit: Chandra LeGue.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Legislation that would greatly increase logging on public land in the Pacific Northwest is on a list of this week's priorities released by U.S. House Republican leaders, and it could have far-reaching effects for California. The bill, HR 1526, includes several options to cut mor

PHOTO: A statewide coalition of fishing, environmental and farming groups has announced the filing of a lawsuit to stop the Delta Plan, which lays the groundwork for Governor Jerry Brown's twin tunnels. Photo courtesy: Delta Stewardship Council

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A coalition of fishing, farming and environmental groups is filing a lawsuit to stop the state's plan to manage the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The goal of the "Delta Plan" is to provide more water to cities and farms, while also restoring the ecosystem of the Delta. However

Photo: Boaters are urged to be careful around sea otters in and around Elkhorn Slough and Moss Landing Harbor where large numbers of otters and other mamals live. Credit: John Perry

MONTEREY, Calif. – Go slow for the sea otter. That's what some Central Coast groups are asking anglers to do as they head into Monterey Bay. Recreational salmon season opens this weekend, and wildlife experts are concerned speeding boats could put the threatened marine mammals in harm's way,

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