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California spent on high-speed rail and illegal immigrants, but ignored Oroville Dam

Photo by: Randy Pench
The California Department of Water Resources increased the amount of water being discharged from Lake Oroville in anticipation of storms later this week as well as snowmelt this spring, but criticism about neglect of the 50-year-old dam continues to flood the office of Gov. Jerry Brown. (Associated Press)

 
By Valerie Richardson
February 13, 2017

Forget Silicon Valley: Here’s the place worried that Trump will chop technology visas

Seema Mody
February 13, 2017
CNBC
 
President Donald Trump's "America First" agenda and his focus on curbing immigration have stoked fears that visas widely given to technology workers may be on the chopping block.
 

San Joaquin Valley continues to sink because of groundwater pumping, NASA says

Joseph Serna
February 9, 2017
Los Angeles Times

California’s San Joaquin Valley continues to sink at an alarming rate because of groundwater pumping and irrigation, according to a new study by NASA.

Trump threatens to defund ‘out of control’ California

Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday delivered his State of the State address, departing with the traditional practice of listing every issue and restating every priority to focus on the “broader context of our country and its challenges.” Bee Capitol Bureau 
 
By Sean Cockerham
February 5, 2017
McClatchy DC
 

California Legislature moving quickly on bills to defy Trump on immigration

Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León is the author of Senate Bill 54, which would prohibit state and local law enforcement from putting their resources into immigration enforcement. Photo: Randy Pench

Trump moves ahead with wall, puts stamp on U.S. immigration, security policy

U.S. Border Patrol agents from Boulevard Station, who's nick-name is the 'East County Regulators' head out on patrol near Jacumba, California. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo

By Julia Edwards Ainsley
January 26, 2017
Reuters
 

California has the nation’s highest poverty rate, when factoring in cost-of-living

By Chris Nichols
January 23, 2017
Capital Public Radio
 
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and rates them as: True, Mostly True, Half True, Mostly False, False and Pants On Fire.

Mnuchin: Unemployment rate is 'not real'

By Peter Schroeder
January 19, 2017
The Hill

Steven Mnuchin dismissed the sharp decline in the unemployment rate as “not real,” arguing that the average American still hasn’t felt anything from the economic recovery.
 

Most Primate Species Threatened With Extinction, Scientists Find

Clockwise from top left: a juvenile gorilla, Hainan gibbon; golden lion tamarin; Yunnan snub-nosed monkey, gorilla and 4-month old baby and adult gorilla. Center left, a black-and-white ruffed lemur; center right, a crested black macaque ape.

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