Kitty Felde Washington, D.C. Correspondent
Kitty Felde is KPCC's Washington, D.C. Correspondent.
Before moving to the nation's capital, Kitty hosted KPCC's "Talk of the City" from 1997-2006.
In addition to her work in Los Angeles, Felde has reported from Africa and The Hague on AIDS and the war crimes tribunals for Rwanda and Bosnia.
When Felde puts down her microphone, she puts on her pointed shoes in ballet class. She's also an award-winning playwright. Her work has been produced at the National Theater in Washington, D.C., and at various theaters in New York and Los Angeles. If you look very closely in Woody Allen's "Radio Days," you'll spot her playing the role of Mrs. Riley.
Stories by Kitty Felde
It was buried in an energy appropriations bill: money diverted from habitat restoration to farmers for water. But it did not survive.
As Congressional Democrats push for a higher minimum wage, many of those who would benefit live along the 710 corridor and Northeast L.A.
Curfew supporters were buoyed by last week's House vote, which fell just four votes shy of letting the airport impose a 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew on flights.
McCarthy, poised to become House Majority Leader, has long opposed the high speed rail project. Earlier this year he called its business plan "deeply flawed."
Texas Rep. Pete Sessions dropped out of the race for the Republican majority leader job in the House, leaving only California Rep. Kevin McCarthy in the running.
An obscure provision of federal law kept area residents from being hired for transit projects. The House voted to change the law.
Bakersfield's Kevin McCarthy has made a career of getting Republicans elected. Will they elect him as the new House Majority Leader?
Central Valley Republicans continue to throw roadblocks in front of the state's bullet train, which has yet to break ground.
The city's on a roll, collecting more than $3.5 billion in federal grants and loans since January. Among many reasons, it helps to have a friend in the White House.
The state's senior senator has been out in front on gun control measures for decades. Now, she says it's up to Sacramento to plug gun law loopholes.
Under the EPA proposal, states could have until 2017 to submit a plan to cut power plant pollution, and 2018 if they join with other states to tackle the problem.
The somewhat surprising 219-189 vote came as the House debated a bill funding the Justice Department's budget. Its prospects in the Senate are uncertain.
Congress introduced its first gun control bill since the Santa Barbara shootings, but so far there are no Republican co-sponsors.
Following intense lobbying campaign by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Corps has reversed course and now backs a more expensive restoration effort.
It's been a year since a weak background check bill died in the Senate. The Santa Barbara shootings aren't likely to prompt new gun legislation.