| Mar 27, 2013
| 11:24 PM
We’re more than willing to listen to any idea regarding how to make our nation’s ports of entry more efficient.
When an idea involves one of our local ports and public-private partnerships, our level of interest skyrockets.
| Mar 13, 2013
| 12:17 AM
The local economy, border security and Border Patrol agent safety will be affected as more than 1,200 Valley agents have their pay reduced by about 35 percent through furloughs and slashed overtime as a result of the sequester, a local union...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Just days before Burbank voters went to the polls, Mike Gatto was the star attraction for a Napa Valley retreat at a five-star hotel where, for $5,000 each, guests could schmooze with the assemblyman and four of his legislative pals.
The event was...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 6:03 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) --
Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware has introduced a bill that would make the District of Columbia the nation's 51st state.
While the bill has little chance of passing, the introduction shows that Carper is taking up the cause of...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 10:16 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Bill Lockyer, who has served in Sacramento for four decades as a legislator, attorney general and state treasurer, announced he will retire from elective office when his term expires in 2014.
Lockyer, a Democrat who was first elected to...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 11:01 AM
Federal leaders are set to visit the Salton Sea on Friday to discuss the need to restore the largest inland body of water in California.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will join U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., Congressman-elect Raul Ruiz,...
| May 21, 2013
| 8:43 PM
The chief drawback of a law as complex as the Affordable Care Act, the health insurance reform measure passed in 2010, is that it provides self-interested opponents a multitude of places to stick a wedge in and hammer away.
But you'd be hard-pressed...
| May 16, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Amid a spate of promising economic news, home values are climbing. Now for the bad news.
For the first time in human history, the concentration of climate-warming carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is nearing the milestone level of 400 parts per million....
| May 9, 2013
| 7:55 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate rejected an effort Wednesday to expand the use of firearms on some of the nation's most frequently visited federal lands, handing gun control advocates a modest success.
The measure, backed by the National Rifle...
| May 1, 2013
| 5:30 PM
As the Los Angeles mayor’s race heads into the final three-week stretch, City Controller Wendy Greuel is stepping up her efforts to engage female voters — seeking a turnout advantage against her general election rival, City Councilman Eric...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 2:01 AM
CALIPATRIA — What some described as historic may finally be happening: momentum in Washington toward restoration of the Salton Sea may be building. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has pledged to work with local agencies to help restore the troubled...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 2:01 AM
Imperial County backs comprehensive immigration reform, the Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday although a resolution of support is pending.
A resolution of support of comprehensive immigration reform is expected however, once a bill is available.