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The latest on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into President Trump and interference in the 2016 election. The special counsel wrapped-up his nearly two-year-long investigation last week. THAT report was delivered to the Justice Department Friday. On Sunday — Attorney General Bill Barr released a four-page summary. In it, he says the report showed that the Donald Trump campaign and associates DID NOT conspire with Russia. But he adds the report does NOT exonerate the president either.
- Carla Marinucci, senior editor for Politico’s California playbook.
- Zach Courser, visiting professor of government at Claremont McKenna College
- Justin Levitt, former Department of Justice official.
Office of the Inspector General investigation continues
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Even if you don't have kids in an L.A. Unified school, there's at least one branch of the district that you still want to work well. That's the district's Office of the Inspector General, or OIG. They're an internal watchdog office, ensuring taxpayer money — which LAUSD gets whether your kids attend or not — isn't misspent. But the OIG reported a sharp drop in the number of cases it closed last year — and investigations still in-progress appear to be piling up.
- Kyle Stokes, KPCC education reporter
Post-Woolsey fire trail recovery
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It's been almost five months since the Woolsey fire first ignited on November 8. It would go on to burn just under 97,000 acres in Los Angeles and Ventura County. More than 21,000 of those acres were within the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. That's 88 percent of the park boundary causing the most damage to the area than any other wildfire in recorded history. But with spring finally here, we wanted to check in on how many of the hiking trails can now be accessed. The GOOD news is that many are recovering AND reopening, but some spots are still closed to the public.
- David Szymanski, Santa Monica National recreation area park superintendent
Remembering Hi Duk Lee
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Hi Duk Lee, one of the founding fathers of Koreatown, passed away earlier this month from colon cancer. He was 79. He may not have been a household name, but Lee helped turn Koreatown into the cultural and commercial hub it is today.
- Josie Huang, She covers Asian American communities for KPCC