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  • Football ties that bind

    Football ties that bind
    Few annual events trigger over-the-top saturation media coverage like the Super Bowl, and No. XLVII has once again demonstrated its curious effects. When so much is said, written and broadcast about deer antler spray, you know you have either gone down...
  • Growers of thirsty pot are under fire in drought-struck California

    WASHINGTON In drought-hit California, marijuana growers are feeling the heat, accused of using too much water for their thirsty plants and of polluting streams and rivers with their pesticides and fertilizers. State officials say a pot plant sucks up...
  • Point Arena parcel added to California Coastal National Monument

    Point Arena parcel added to California Coastal National Monument
    President Obama expanded the California Coastal National Monument on Tuesday by adding the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands on the Mendocino County coast, a region of dramatic and wind-swept bluffs and dunes. Obama acted unilaterally after legislation...
  • Obama grants protections to 'spectacular' Mendocino County coast

    Obama grants protections to 'spectacular' Mendocino County coast
    WASHINGTON — President Obama on Tuesday, using his executive authority to bypass Congress, added about 1,665 acres of "spectacular" Mendocino County coastline to the California Coastal National Monument. It is the first onshore addition to the...
  • California drought: House Republicans take aim at water rules

    California drought: House Republicans take aim at water rules
    WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House passed legislation Wednesday billed as a response to the California drought, but the measure is unlikely to go further in the face of a White House veto threat and opposition from the state’s...
  • Members of Congress concerned about finding money for federal highway funds

    A group of Democratic U.S. House representatives has asked Republican Rep. Dave Camp, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, to hold hearings to find new ways to fund the Federal Highway Trust Fund program. That fund provides federal matching...
  • California delegation split over taking pay during shutdown

    WASHINGTON -- When it comes to the question of whether lawmakers should accept their pay during the federal government shutdown, California’s congressional delegation is, as usual, divided. Some Democrats and Republicans are forgoing their...
  • Families of gun violence victims make their case, again

    Families of gun violence victims make their case, again
    WASHINGTON – Sandy Phillips, whose daughter Jessica was killed in the Colorado movie theater shooting in July 2012, recounted Wednesday that it was not until the Connecticut school massacre five months later that she and her husband decided to...
  • House Democrats Lead New Gun Control Effort

    House Democrats Lead New Gun Control Effort
    The leader of gun-violence prevention efforts in the U.S. House of Representatives was in Connecticut on Friday to help Democrats execute their new strategy: Demonstrate enough support in the lower chamber to compel the U.S. Senate to revisit the bill...
  • Congressional Democrats demand resignation of Brown appointee

    SACRAMENTO -- Five Congressional Democrats have demanded the resignation of a top official in Gov. Jerry Brown's administration for comments the official allegedly made about the future of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. The controversy surrounds...
  • Congressman brings common sense to gun control debate

    Congressman brings common sense to gun control debate
    SACRAMENTO — As the national firearms debate reaches a crescendo, a Northern California congressman is proving that you can be both a gun lover and a gun controller. Rep. Mike Thompson of St. Helena, a moderate "blue dog" Democrat who represents...
  • Sen. Boxer introduces Northern California conservation bill

     
    U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) introduced legislation Wednesday that designates the Berryessa Snow Mountain region as a National Conservation Area, protecting 319,000 acres of federal lands along the inner coast range that is home to some of the...