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Hiring in the Golden State: The President of the State Public Utilities Commission Reaches Out to Disillusioned Federal Employees

Hiring in the Golden State: The President of the State Public Utilities Commission Reaches Out to Disillusioned Federal Employees

Tuesday, March 28, 2017  |  Elizabeth Shogren

A young lawyer for the Environmental Protection Agency had a heavy feeling as he headed to work one recent morning.

Like many EPA staffers, he’s been distraught over the steady stream of negative news about the Trump administration’s plans for his agency, and what it all means for his future. That mo...

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Questions That Need to Be Answered: A Chat With Lawyer Judy Deertrack Regarding the Downtown Palm Springs Redevelopment Mess

Questions That Need to Be Answered: A Chat With Lawyer Judy Deertrack Regarding the Downtown Palm Springs Redevelopment Mess

Friday, March 24, 2017  |  Brane Jevric

John Wessman was a mighty developer, known for his lucrative deals across the Coachella Valley—and his significant influence at Palm Springs City Hall.

The high point of his career was supposed to be the Palm Springs downtown revitalization project, currently estimated by experts at $350 million in v...

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Cannabis in the CV: As Jeff Sessions Equates Marijuana to Heroin, Support Organizations That Fight for Cannabis Legalization

Cannabis in the CV: As Jeff Sessions Equates Marijuana to Heroin, Support Organizations That Fight for Cannabis Legalization

Monday, March 20, 2017  |  Sean Planck

On March 15, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, while addressing a law enforcement conference in Richmond, Va., said: “I realize this may be an unfashionable belief in a time of growing tolerance of drug use, but too many lives are at stake to worry about being fashionable. I reject the idea that Ameri...

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Democracy in Crisis: Out of Standing Rock, the Birth of a New Environmental Movement

Democracy in Crisis: Out of Standing Rock, the Birth of a New Environmental Movement

Friday, March 17, 2017  |  Baynard Woods

It is snowing in Washington, D.C.—strange in early March after an insanely warm winter, but nothing compared to the cold many of the activists and tribal members gathered here endured in North Dakota while fighting against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Kristen Tuske, a 39-year-old w...

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Snapshot: Thanks to Heavy Rains, the Biggest Wildflower Bloom in Years Is Under Way

Snapshot: Thanks to Heavy Rains, the Biggest Wildflower Bloom in Years Is Under Way

Wednesday, March 15, 2017  |  Reuters

LAKE ELSINORE (Reuters)—As Coachella Valley residents know, Southern California’s deserts and hillsides are ablaze with color after a wet winter spurred what scientists say is the biggest wildflower bloom in years.

Golden California poppies, the state’s flower, blanket hillsides along busy high deser...

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Racism, Anti-Semitism, Anti-LGBT Attacks on the Rise: Report Shows the Election Boosted Hate Crimes

Racism, Anti-Semitism, Anti-LGBT Attacks on the Rise: Report Shows the Election Boosted Hate Crimes

Tuesday, March 14, 2017  |  Grant Smith and Daniel Trotta

NEW YORK (Reuters)—Hate crimes in nine U.S. metropolitan areas rose more than 20 percent last year, fueled by inflamed passions during the presidential campaign and more willingness for victims to step forward, a leading hate crimes researcher said on Monday.

Bias crimes appeared to increase in some ...

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