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Four former Minneapolis police officers involved in the killing of George Floyd now face criminal charges; faith leaders call for action against racial injustice.

2020Talks - June 4, 2020 


The 2020 Census, delayed because of the new coronavirus, is ramping back up to provide an accurate count so, among other things, states can redraw districts for 2021 and 2022. Plus, national figures across the country decry President Trump's response to protests.

Public News Service - CA: Cultural Resources

Free resources for LGBTQ+ people during COVID-19 can be found on a new website and help line. (Andrew Pascual/EQCA)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Members of the LGBTQ+ community can now get help during the pandemic from a new COVID-19 help center website and help line launched on Monday. Covid19.eqca.org will include full lists of service providers in all 53 counties and will feature free webinars for people out of wor

The St. Francis Dam collapse in 1928 is California's second-deadliest disaster, after the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. (H.T. Strearns/U.S. Geological Survey)

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. – Ninety-one years ago this spring, the St. Francis Dam collapsed, sending a 160-foot wall of water crashing 54 miles from Santa Clarita to the beach in Ventura. It killed about 450 people – the second-deadliest disaster ever in the state. President Donald Trump

The National Week of Conversation encourages people to keep an open mind toward those on the other side of the political divide. (Kite/Morguefile)

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – This is the second National Week of Conversation, and its organizers hope it becomes an annual event that fosters reconciliation and a stronger sense of common purpose among Americans. Discussion events begin today throughout the country – some in person, and oth

The Florence Fang Asian Community Garden in San Francisco won an AARP Community Challenge grant in 2018. (Johnny Chen)

SAN FRANCISCO — Community improvements don't have to be big projects to make a big difference in people's lives. AARP is looking for ideas that will improve local neighborhoods. The 3rd annual AARP Community Challenge grant program is taking applications from government agencies and nonprofi

A new public-lands package would expand Joshua Tree National Park. (Wild Earth Guardians)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – If you've ever fished off a pier, swum in a public pool, played ball on a local field or hiked in a state park, you've likely benefited from the Land and Water Conservation Fund. That program could be permanently reauthorized next week as part of a massive public-lands pa

Yosemite National Park receives 5 million visitors per year and has a significant backlog of maintenance needs. (Schick/Morguefile)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Time is short in this session of Congress, and conservation and tourism groups are hoping for a vote on a bill to address the massive maintenance backlog in the national parks. The Restore Our Parks Act is a bipartisan proposal to direct up to $6.5 billion in revenue from

Conservation groups fear that Bonanza Spring in the Mojave National Preserve could dry up, endangering wildlife, if the Cadiz Water Project goes forward. (Michael Gordon)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Conservation advocates say it's now or never to protect the aquifer underneath the Mojave Trails National Monument in the southern California desert. The state legislative session ends Friday, so supporters are urging state lawmakers to pass Senate Bill 120. It would r

The National Week of Conversation events aim to increase civic engagement and improve on voter participation. (Morguefile)

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — This week is the first-ever "National Week of Conversation" - a series of events promoted by local groups that work to bridge the partisan divide - in California and across the nation. The idea is to get people talking about the issues, focusing on civil dialogue, wher

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