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Heroin seizures in New York State are up nearly 70 percent over the last four years. For more on why use of the drug is on the rise, we turn now to LA Times reporter Sam Quinones, who's currently working on a book about the recent heroin surge.
Aerial Views Of The U.S.-Mexico Border On The Rio Grande

Rise in border apprehensions shifts to South Texas

While apprehension rates along the US-Mexico border remain the lowest in decades, new numbers released by the U.S. Border patrol show that there’s a significant shift in where border crossers are headed and where they're coming from.
Two People Wounded In Shooting At Synagogue In North Hollywood
In the past three years, the city of Los Angeles has spent about $3 million in taxpayer funds to pay the salaries of nine LAPD officers. These officers work full-time for the police department's union.
California State Prisons Face Overcrowding Issues

CA struggles to provide rehabilitative treatment programs for prisoners

The California Report's Michael Montgomery — in collaboration with the Center for Investigative Reporting — says when it comes to providing treatment for prisoners, the state is struggling.

Law to protect transgender students tested in rural school

California students who don't identify with the gender of their birth have new rights under a state law that took effect January 1.
Satya Nadella, the Indian-born, Wisconsin-educated Microsoft veteran, is now its big boss.

Tech News: Microsoft's new CEO, Facebook's new app

Today is a big day for two of the biggest tech companies in the world: Facebook and Microsoft. Microsoft has a new CEO, Bill Gates is being replaced as chairman, and Facebook turns 10 years old today. In conjunction with that milestone, they've released a new app called Paper.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Band of Horses, Uncle Tupelo and more

Time for Tuesday Reviewsda, our weekly new music segment. Joining us this week is Shirley Halperin, music editor at The Hollywood Reporter and Chris Martins, senior writer at Spin Magazine.

Is trade between US and Mexico on the rise?

We’ll look at the top issues on the agenda and the state of US-Mexico trade with Shannon O’Neil, senior fellow for Latin America studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of “Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead."
American Fuel Up On Cheaper Gas Over The Border Of Mexico

Mexico on the way to pass Japan in US auto sales this year

Mexico is set to surpass Japan in car exports this year, with 1.69 million cars made in Mexico expected to be purchased in the U.S.
crops field farm farmer
Governor Brown's proposed budget would shift grant money for these classes into a general fund. That could gut a program like Norco High School's. Ag teacher Robin Grundmeyer explains.
california drought mud
President Obama personally phoned Governor Brown last week to get an update on the state of drought emergency in California. But when it comes to getting federal assistance for our water woes, Governor Brown is saying thanks but no thanks.
LAPD Body Cameras - 1

LAPD body cameras: 90-day test seeks answers to key issues

Police body-worn cameras are being offered as an accountability tool. It has been well received by many but the consensus fractures when civil rights concerns enter the equation.
A call to my childhood rapist teacher
The release of a YouTube video where Andrea Michelle Cardosa is confronted over the phone by a young woman was viewed more than a million times.

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