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Los Angeles Times

 Voters chose transparency. But for the Legislature, interpretation is the issue
- 12:05 am
A dispute over the meaning of Proposition 54, the new voter-approved change to how fast bills can be approved by the Legislature, could end up in front of the California Supreme Court next year in a showdown between Democratic lawmakers and ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Assembly Republicans, Ken Cooley, Legislature, Charles Munger,
 Congress sends major California water policy to President Obama, despite Sen. Barbara Boxer's objections
Top of the Ticket - Dec. 9, 10:15 pm
Over Sen. Barbara Boxer’s objections, the Senate voted 78 to 21 Friday evening to pass sweeping water infrastructure legislation that changes how much water is pumped from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to San Joaquin Valley farmers and Southern ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Kevin McCarthy, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, water,
 Massive turf rebate program plagued by poor planning and oversight, audit finds
Top of the Ticket - Dec. 9, 8:40 pm
The Metropolitan Water District’s massive $450-million turf rebate program — which helped thousands of Southern Californians rip out their lawns in favor of drought-tolerant landscaping — was plagued by poor planning and oversight by the ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Drought, Bob Muir,

Orange County Register

 #  Media industry needs regulatory relief, too, Mr. Trump
Opinion - 12:00 am
The news media and President-elect Donald Trump have had a contentious relationship, to say the least, since he launched his bid for the presidency — with Trump often making a sport of bashing the media, many times for good reason. But that has ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Trump and Federal Reserve could be on collision course
Editorial - 12:00 am
There’s little more dangerous than gambling on how our nation’s top financial gamblers might place their bets. But right now, it’s hard to deny that we’re headed toward a major change in the economy as we know it. That’s because Donald... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Dick Cheney, Hillary Clinton,
 #  Criminalization delayed research on drug's benefits
Editorial - 12:00 am
Late last month, the Food and Drug Administration gave permission for large-scale, Phase 3 clinical trials assessing the use of MDMA in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, which could put the drug on the path to being approved for ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Revolutionizing mental health care
Editorial - 12:00 am
In September, the Children’s Hospital of Orange County broke ground on its Pediatric Mental Health Facility, which will house Orange County’s first inpatient program that can accommodate children under the age of 12. It will also allow CHOC to... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Mimi Walters,
 #  Supreme Court still faces an original conflict
Editorial - 12:00 am
If your phone should happen to ring after Jan. 20 with the news that President Trump has nominated you to the U.S. Supreme Court, here’s some advice to help your confirmation hearings go smoothly: Don’t say you’re an originalist. Don’t say... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: George W. Bush, Susan Shelley,

Sacramento Bee

 Shutdown averted, Senate backs stop-gap spending bill
- 12:24 am
With less than hour to spare, the Senate late Friday backed legislation averting a government shutdown as coal-state Democrats retreated on long-term health care benefits for retired miners and promised … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Barack Obama,
 Congress approves bill on Calif. drought, Flint water
- Dec. 9, 10:20 pm
Congress has approved a wide-ranging bill to authorize water projects across the country, including $170 million to address lead in Flint, Michigan's drinking water and $558 million to provide relief … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Kevin McCarthy, Barack Obama,
 #  Trump's inauguration day walk
Opinion - Dec. 9, 6:40 pm
A few days ago I was in the capital, taking a last look at the White House under the present occupant, and trying to imagine Washington after all its sacred … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story
 Secret CIA report concludes Russia tried to help Trump win presidency
- Dec. 9, 5:13 pm
The CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency, rather than just to undermine confidence in the … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Devin Nunes, Barack Obama, Adam Schiff,