Trump administration appears to ease up on its threat against ‘sanctuary cities’ – LA Times

Trump signed an executive order that said sanctuary jurisdictions were not eligible to receive federal grants, but a federal judge blocked enforcement of Trump’s order nationwide on April 25, ruling that it violated the Constitution and brought on “substantial confusion and justified fear” in local governments that they would lose all their federal grants, not […]
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There are conflicts aplenty for Trump’s water expert Bernhardt | The Fresno Bee

In past administrations, the deputy secretary at Interior has been directly involved in virtually every aspect of California water, from the Colorado River agreement in the south to the Klamath River in the north, and, especially, the operations of the Central Valley Project. Source: There are conflicts aplenty for Trump’s water expert Bernhardt | The […]
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Trump’s White House Leaks Show the President’s Dramatic Personality | National Review

What’s new in this White House is not the phenomenon of leaking but the scope and nature of it. After every meeting, participants race to their phones to put their anonymous spin on what happened. The reports read like parody. Source: Trump’s White House Leaks Show the President’s Dramatic Personality | National Review
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Bay Journal – Article: Sea Grant, which sustains more than 20,000 marine jobs, faces uncertain future

In a draft budget released in March, the Trump administration proposed eliminating the entire $73 million Sea Grant program, which operates at universities in all coastal states, the Great Lakes and Guam. In April, a bipartisan coalition of 24 senators introduced a resolution expressing support for the Sea Grant program. Source: Bay Journal – Article: […]
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Six California National Monuments At Risk Under Trump Executive Order – Encinitas, CA Patch

The Interior Department has identified 27 national monuments for review, which could curtail protections to the monuments or lead to them no longer being national monuments, in accordance with an executive order signed by President Donald Trump. The monuments under review include 22 land monuments and five marine preserves in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. […]
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Video: House passes GOP’s repeal of Obamacare | 89.3 KPCC

The House voted Thursday to approve a GOP-drafted measure that would repeal the Affordable Care Act. The measure moves to the Senate, where its fate is unclear. Democrats accused Republicans of ramming the bill through without fully understanding its provisions or its implications. In California, the voting fell along strict party lines. Source: Video: House […]
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Health coverage for millions of Californians threatened by repeal of Affordable Care Act | The Sacramento Bee

The new legislation repeals the 2010 ACA and makes major changes to the federal health care system in place over the last seven years. If signed into law in its current form, the bill would shrink funding for Medicaid expansion populations after 2020, shift decisions about essential health benefits to states and give state officials […]
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Earthquake early warning system nets $10.2 million in Congress’ budget deal

The budget deal reached in Congress this week penciled in $10.2 million for an earthquake early warning system for California and the rest of the West Coast for the budget year that ends in September. The network is being built under the leadership of the USGS, with help from Caltech, UC Berkeley, the University of […]
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