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Past articles by Amy:

California nursing home patients had minutes to flee fire

JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire pushed by gale-force winds moved with terrifying speed toward a psychiatric nursing care facility Wednesday, leaving caregivers just 15 minutes to evacuate more than five dozen residents, many of them elderly and confined to wheelchairs and beds. They copied residents’ paperwork, gathered medications and got everyone into a […] → Read More

California nursing home patients had minutes to flee fire

JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire pushed by gale-force winds moved with terrifying speed toward a psychiatric nursing care facility Wednesday, leaving caregivers just 15 minutes to evacuate more than five dozen residents, many of them elderly and confined to wheelchairs and beds. → Read More

California nursing home patients had minutes to flee fire

JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire pushed by gale-force winds moved with terrifying speed toward a psychiatric nursing care facility Wednesday, leaving caregivers just 15 minutes to evacuate more than five dozen residents, many of them elderly and confined to wheelchairs and beds. They copied residents' paperwork, gathered medications and got everyone into a common room while dialing 911 to… → Read More

US sued over health insurance rule for immigrant families

A lawsuit Wednesday accused the Trump administration of preventing Americans from bringing their foreign spouses and parents to live with them in the United States by requiring those immigrants to prove they can afford health care before they get visas. → Read More

US sued over health insurance rule for immigrant families

A lawsuit Wednesday accused the Trump administration of preventing Americans from bringing their foreign spouses and parents to live with them in the United States by requiring those immigrants to... → Read More

US sued over health insurance rule for immigrant families

A lawsuit Wednesday accused the Trump administration of preventing Americans from bringing their foreign spouses and parents to live with them in the United States by requiring those immigrants to prove they can afford health care before they get visas. Seven U.S. citizens and a nonprofit organization filed the federal lawsuit in Portland, Oregon, over the rule that's set to take effect Sunday.… → Read More

US sued over health insurance rule for immigrant families

A lawsuit Wednesday accused the Trump administration of preventing Americans from bringing their foreign spouses and parents to live with them in the United States by requiring those immigrants to prove they can afford health care before they get visas. Seven U.S. citizens and a non-profit organization filed the federal lawsuit in Portland, Oregon, over … → Read More

Deadly fire spurs review of guidance to dump burning trash

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - It was a hot, windy day in Southern California when a trash truck caught fire and the driver dumped the burning garbage on the side of the road. Minutes later, powerful winds blew the flames across a hillside and into a mobile home community, killing two people and destroying dozens of homes. No California law governs how trash haulers respond to a fire in their truck,… → Read More

Fire has industry rethinking guidance to dump burning trash

It was a hot, windy day in Southern California when a trash truck caught fire and the driver dumped the burning garbage on the side of the road. Minutes later, powerful winds blew the flames across a hillside and into a mobile home community, killing two people and destroying dozens of homes. → Read More

Fire has industry rethinking guidance to dump burning trash

It was a hot, windy day in Southern California when a trash truck caught fire and the driver dumped the burning garbage on the side of the road. Minutes later, powerful winds blew the flames across a hillside and into a mobile home community, killing two people and destroying dozens of homes. No California law governs how trash haulers respond to a fire in their truck, leaving it to the waste… → Read More

California to end its use of private, for-profit prisons

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California will ban the use of for-profit, private detention facilities, including those under contract to the federal government to hold immigrants awaiting deportation hearings, under a bill that Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday that he had signed. The Democratic governor said the measure helps fulfill a promise he made to end private prison use, which he said… → Read More

California to end its use of private, for-profit prisons

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California will ban the use of for-profit, private detention facilities, including those under contract to the federal government to hold immigrants awaiting deportation hearings, under a bill that Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday that he had signed. The Democratic governor said the measure helps fulfill a promise he made to end private prison use, which he said… → Read More

California to end its use of private, for-profit prisons

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will ban the use of for-profit, private detention facilities, including those under contract to the federal government to hold immigrants awaiting deportation hearings, under a bill that Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday that he had signed. The Democratic governor said the measure helps fulfill a promise he made to end […] → Read More

California to end its use of private, for-profit prisons

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will ban the use of for-profit, private detention facilities, including those under contract to the federal government to hold immigrants awaiting deportation hearings, under a bill that Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday that he had signed. The Democratic governor said the measure helps fulfill a promise he made to end private prison use, which he said… → Read More

California to end its use of private, for-profit prisons

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Judge blocks Trump rules for detained migrant kids

A federal California judge says she blocked the Trump administration's rules for detention of immigrant children because they fail to honor a decades-old agreement. → Read More

US judge will block new Trump administration rules for the detention of immigrant children

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. judge on Friday pushed back against the Trump administration's new rules for the detention of immigrant children, saying they fail to honor a decades-old → Read More

Judge will block Trump rules for detained migrant kids

A U. S. judge on Friday blocked new Trump administration rules that would enable the government to keep immigrant children in detention facilities with their parents indefinitely. U. S. District Court Judge Dolly Gee in Los Angeles said the rules conflict with a 1997 settlement agreement that requires the government to release immigrant children caught on the border as quickly as possible to… → Read More

Judge questions new rules for detained immigrant kids

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U. S. judge on Friday pushed back against the Trump administration's new rules for the detention of immigrant children, saying they fail to honor a decades-old settlement agreement that spells out the conditions of custody. U. S. District Court Judge Dolly Gee said during a hearing in Los Angeles that she didn't see how the new rules adhered to a 1997 settlement that applies… → Read More

New California lab seeks cure to deadly citrus disease

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - In a lab southeast of Los Angeles, researchers are opening a new front in the yearslong battle against a tiny pest that has wreaked havoc on citrus groves around the world. California citrus growers and packers and the University of California, Riverside on Thursday marked the opening of an $8 million lab dedicated to finding a solution to the tree-killing disease known… → Read More