The effects of the U.S. government shutdown have now reached the most remote outpost in the world. This week, the National Science Foundation announced it's shutting down its science program in Antarctica.
Director Lucas Rivera said programming at the park will put it on par with the Getty Center and the Natural History Museum. But many visitors on a recent weekday said if it wasn't because they had business nearby, they would not be there.
It's Thursday and that means it's time for State of Affairs, our look at politics and government throughout California. To help us with that we're joined in studio now by KPCC political reporters Alice Walton and Frank Stoltze.
In just over a month, voters in Albuquerque will decide whether to ban late-term abortions. It promises to be a contentious fight. Yesterday, the state's attorney general said the proposed ordinance would be unconstitutional and unenforceable.
Tuesday marked Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti's 100th day in office. One-hundred days isn't a lot of time for an elected official to get much done, but it's enough time to gauge how people feel about the job he's doing.
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