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WASHINGTON | Shutdown becomes longest federal closure in US history

WASHINGTON  —January 11, 2019—  The partial government shutdown became the longest closure in U.S. history at when the clock ticked past midnight Friday as President Donald Trump and nervous Republicans scrambled to find a way out of the mess. A solution couldn’t come soon enough for federal workers who got pay statements Friday but no … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Shutdown becomes longest federal closure in US history

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | Jerry Brown transformed California’s justice system – twice

SACRAMENTO, Calif. —Jan 05, 2019—One of the advantages of being in government for 50 years, says California Gov. Jerry Brown, is “you get to make mistakes that you then get to correct.” For Brown, one of those missteps was the criminal justice overhaul he oversaw as a young governor during two terms from 1975 to … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | Jerry Brown transformed California’s justice system – twice

KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Schwarzenegger calls Trump ‘meshugge’ on climate

KATOWICE, Poland — The Latest on the U.N. climate conference being held in Poland (all times local): 3:00 p.m. Actor and climate campaigner Arnold Schwarzenegger says the United States is “still in” the Paris accord to curb global warming despite the federal government’s decision to walk away from the agreement. The former California governor told … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Schwarzenegger calls Trump ‘meshugge’ on climate

KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Polish president defends country’s use of coal

KATOWICE, Poland— The Latest on the U.N. climate conference (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Poland’s President Andrzej Duda has defended the country’s reliance on its coal, arguing that it does not conflict with the need to combat climate change. Speaking at the opening of a U.N. climate conference, Duda said that Poland has cut its … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Polish president defends country’s use of coal

KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: UN chief calls climate ‘most important issue’

KATOWICE, Poland — The Latest on the U.N. climate conference (all times local): 11 a.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is appealing to world leaders to take seriously the threat of global warming and take bold action to avert a catastrophic rise in temperatures. Guterres called climate change “the single most important issue we face,” speaking … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: UN chief calls climate ‘most important issue’

KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Leaders, celebrities expected at climate talks

KATOWICE, Poland  — The Latest on the U.N. climate conference (all times local): 10:45 a.m. No global climate summit would be complete without a few celebrities. Monday’s gathering of ministers and national leaders for the start of the U.N. talks on tackling global warming is getting a dose of glitz. Actor and former California Gov. … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Leaders, celebrities expected at climate talks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | Brown shows governing philosophy in final bill action

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Preparing to leave office after four decades, California Gov. Jerry Brown exercised his final signatures and vetoes this weekend to put the closing imprimatur on a governing philosophy he’s espoused during two separate eight-year stints. The actions, and the quirky statements that accompanied them, revealed the “paddle left, paddle right” governing approach … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | Brown shows governing philosophy in final bill action