Today, the Supreme Court ruled 5 -to-4 against a key provision of the Voting Rights Act. That act, originally passed in 1965, outlawed discriminatory voting practices that kept minorities away from the polls.
Last night, the U.S. Senate voted 67-to-27 in favor of a tough border amendment to a comprehensive immigration bill. The proposal to double the size of the border patrol is designed to attract Republican votes for the larger bill.
Veterans all over the country are waiting months — and sometimes years — before they get a response to their disability claims. Native American veterans have had an especially difficult time navigating the federal claim system.
Valley Fever is an airborne, fungal disease which can be fatal and it's been causing big problems at some California prisons. Yesterday a judge ordered the state to move inmates at risk of contracting Valley Fever out of two of these facilities.
A very contagious, gastrointestinal Norovirus bug often found on cruise ships has been plaguing our national parks. So far this year, it's sickened 200 people in the Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.
Chris Nichols is an editor at LA Magazine, but he's also a walking encyclopedia when it comes to southern California's history. Every so often he comes by and he brings in one of his treasures and gives us the back story on it.
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