Thursday, September 23, 2021

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States are poised to help resettle Afghan evacuees who fled their home country after the U.S. military exit; efforts emerge to help Native Americans gain more clean energy independence.

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Sen. Mitch McConnell refuses to support raising the debt ceiling; Biden administration pledges $500 million of COVID vaccine doses globally; and U.S. military says it's taking steps to combat sexual assault.

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A new Oklahoma museum honors tribal nations, while Iowa's history is back on the blacktop; mixed news on COVID-19 comes with a warning about unconventional drugs; and electric cars and buses are coming to rural America.

Tommy Hough


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Oil Drilling, Fracking Exempt from Mandatory Water Conservation

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - California Gov. Jerry Brown last week ordered the first-ever mandatory water restrictions in state history. The State Water …

New L.A. Earthquake Retrofit Plan Emphasizes Economic Impacts

LOS ANGELES – The founder of California's Great Shakeout public awareness earthquake drills says Mayor Eric Garcetti's sweeping earthquake retro…


L.A. Wildlife Crossing Would Be World's Largest

LOS ANGELES - Prompted by the discovery of a mountain lion known as P-22 in L.A.'s Griffith Park, wildlife advocates say now is the time to build a …

Drought, Climate Change Force Re-Evaluation of Wildfire-Fighting Priorities

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California's ongoing drought continues to aggravate wildfires across the state. The Boles Fire in Siskiyou County has …


Calif. Plastic Bag Ban Advocates Cite State's Coastal Obligation

SAN DIEGO - California is poised to become the first state in the nation to enact a statewide ban on single-use grocery store plastic bags, following …

Coalition: Can State Water Plan Sustain Colorado Recreation Economy?

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. - Outdoor business leaders and conservationists are joining forces to urge Colorado to prioritize river-based recreation in …


California Labor Seeks to Blunt Koch Brothers' Influence and Reach

OAKLAND, Calif. - According to a new report from the Center for Public Integrity, political networks funded by the Koch Brothers have already paid …

At 50 Years, Wilderness Act Working Well for California

LOS ANGELES – With the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, wilderness advocates are reflecting on the legislation that created the National …


Not All California Communities Welcome Refugee Children

SAN DIEGO - Southern California is seeing some of the wave of unaccompanied children coming to the United States from Central America to escape violen…


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