As Donald Trump and other Republicans talked tough on illegal immigration during last week’s presidential debate, Republican leaders in many states, like California, were once again despairing. The current brouhaha over illegal immigration is important because new voters will carry their views of the political parties with them for a very long time.
It is easier to make a political case for change using immediate and local threats, rather than those on a global scale, especially given the subtleties of climate change research, which features probabilities subject to wide margins of error and contradiction by other findings.
As 2016 quickly approaches, Republicans are struggling to find top recruits in a trio of competitive House districts in California — a state where the party has suffered defeat at the congressional level for decades.
California becomes the fifth state to allow so-called assisted suicide, following Oregon, Washington, Montana and Vermont.
“The fires are acting more aggressively, more unpredictably,” he said. “It’s scary stuff. … We are really in a battle with Mother Nature, and nature is more powerful than we are.”
Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency on Sunday in Northern California areas hit by a fast-expanding wildfire that injured four firefighters and forced thousands of people to evacuate.
In a paradox of conservation, water agencies say the unprecedented savings in water conservation in California are causing or compounding a slew of problems.
Californians again earned good grades for water savings last month, cutting overall urban use by 31 percent compared with July 2013, officials said.
A Columbia University study estimates between 8 and 27 percent of California’s drought is likely attributable to climate change.
The Old Sacramento Underground Tours, started six years ago by city historian Marcia Eymann, offer both a family-friendly interactive history tour and an adult tour that also covers gambling, crime and prostitution in Sacramento.
Quirky beach region Big Sur combines quintessential California beaches with a unique bohemian vibe that attracts 3 million visitors each year.
In addition to the large blazes, thousands of lightning strikes on bone-dry landscape have sparked hundreds of smaller fires.
A federal judge has ruled that families held in immigration detention facilities must be released after finding that their detention was in serious violation of an earlier court settlement.
Some people are calling Trump’s comments “fringe rhetoric.” But others are worried that the Republicans will take on anti-immigration and anti-Latino sentiment.
Fighting California’s drought is a bit like running a political campaign, complete with carefully calibrated messages crafted with polling data.
Even details like colors are used for maximum effect.
States have employed a host of energy-saving programs, green-purchase requirements, building efficiency standards and financial incentive arrangements to meet those goals. So how are they doing in meeting targets they have set for themselves?