We find out what regulations the L.A. City Council is considering for street vendors. Plus, we check in with KPCC's early childhood education reporter on a new March of Dimes study that ranks states based on the rates of premature deaths in infants. And we speak with an immigration attorney about why wait times for U.S. citizenship are on the rise.
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Los Angeles Unified school administrators made a new contract offer to the district's teachers union Tuesday, proposing to give United Teachers Los Angeles members almost all of the salary increase they'd been demanding throughout a protracted fight over a new contract. KPCC's education reporter Kyle Stokes tells us more.
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A report on premature births comes out on November 1 from the March of Dimes, grading states on how well they serve mothers and children in this area. KPCC's Priska Neely continues her reporting on infant mortality issues and joins A Martinez to discuss the report's finding.
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For the next installment in our California Dream series, KPCC's Meghan McCarty Carino looks into how the initiative process went from giving power to people to becoming a tool of big business.
L.A. Street Vending Regulations
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The L.A. City Council further discussed plans to regulate street vending in the city at their meeting Wednesday. The city had looked at regulating vendors for years, but with the passage of a state law decriminalizing street vending the council had to make changes to planned rules.
- Curren Price, L.A. City Councilman
Citizenship Wait Time
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The wait time for citizenship applications has shot up to two years, according to the Associated Press. We get advice on how to handle that time if you're in the middle of applying or have yet to apply.
- Alma Rosa Nieto, Immigration lawyer and legal analyst for Telemundo
Autonomous Vehicles in L.A. Part 4: Emissions
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The Los Angeles area has, for years, ranked worst in the country for air quality. And the reason is simple: Cars and trucks. How autonomous vehicles' will affect emissions and the environment is the subject of the next installment of our weeklong AV series.
Expo Line Lawsuit
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The advocacy group Fix the City has just filed a lawsuit against L.A. because of the city's Expo Line density plan. This isn't the first time the group has gone against density. So what's their endgame?
- Laura Lake, Fix the City