Trump’s wall will harm wildlife along the US southern border, say environmental experts

February 22, 2019

President Donald Trump’s push for a wall on the US-Mexico border has stirred up strong feelings on the immigration issue. But the wall would also have an environmental impact, which many experts say would be quite substantial.

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Radio waves connect Mexicans in remote Tlaxiaco with family in the US

February 22, 2019

Tlaxiaco has been inundated with international attention in recent months because it’s the hometown of Yalitza Aparicio, the star of the movie Roma, who emerged from obscurity to become an Oscar nominee. But Tlaxiaco is already well known in Fresno, California, and other cities throughout the US because of decades of migration from this region of Mexico. Those ties are fortified by La Hora Mixteca, or The Mixtec Hour, a bi-national radio program.

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Trump’s Emergency Declaration Could Stall Construction Projects At San Diego Military Bases

February 18, 2019

Military communities around the country are looking at the potential impact of President Trump’s state of emergency declaration.

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Monarch Butterfly Numbers Are Up

January 31, 2019

The population of monarch butterflies that migrates through Indiana went up by 144 percent last year. That’s according to an annual report by the World Wildlife Fund. The report counts acres of the monarchs when they cluster together in trees in Mexico over the winter. Jonathan Neal is a professor of entomology at Purdue University.…

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What’s in Gov. Newsom’s budget for middle-class Californians?

January 28, 2019

Health insurance and higher ed could become more affordable for the middle class — but probably not the cost of caring for aging family members.

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Life becomes more uncertain for migrant families camped in Tijuana

December 24, 2018

In the migrant camps are many children trying to make sense of what’s happening.

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Living in California can give asylum seekers an advantage, if housing costs don’t push them out

December 19, 2018

California’s high cost of living can drive today’s migrants away from the very areas providing the most help.

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Hoosier search/rescue dog team deployed in response to fire

November 27, 2018

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security says a search-and-rescue dog team has been deployed to California to help in efforts to find missing and unaccounted victims of California wildfires.

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Groups Push for Action on Huge Nat’l Park Maintenance Backlog

November 20, 2018

Time is short in this session of Congress, and conservation and tourism groups are hoping for a vote on a bill to address the massive maintenance backlog in the national parks. The Restore Our Parks is a bipartisan proposal to direct up to six and a half billion dollars of revenue from offshore oil and…

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California Wildfire Victims May Get Some Tax Relief

November 19, 2018

California Senators Dianne and Kamala Harris are co-sponsors of a new bill that will give tax breaks and other beneifts to victims of some California wildfires. Capitol Public Radio’s Drew Sandsor has the story.

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