Federal officials said Tuesday they are increasing catch limits for several species of West Coast groundfish that were severely depleted more than a dozen years ago, posing a threat to the commercial and sports fishing industries.
Brian Melley, Associated Press | PostedDec 11th - 12:13pm
The tension between the need for more housing in California and the danger of building in fire-prone mountains collided Tuesday in a meeting to decide whether to approve a massive rural housing development on the outskirts of Los Angeles.
Don Thompson, Associated Press | PostedDec 11th - 11:48am
California's increasingly deadly and destructive wildfires have become so unpredictable that government officials should consider banning home construction in vulnerable areas, the state's top firefighter says.
Scott Bauer and Ivan Moreno, Associated Press | PostedDec 11th - 10:04am
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday he's considering at least one partial veto of bills Republican lawmakers approved in a lame-duck session that would cut into the powers of the Democrat who defeated him.
Lawmakers have reached an agreement on the farm bill, a mammoth package that will fund key farm safety net programs for the next five years without making significant changes to the food stamp program that serves nearly 40 million low-income Americans.
Drilling company officials ignored multiple warnings that safety equipment at an Oklahoma gas well was malfunctioning before an explosion that killed five workers and badly injured another, the family of one of the dead workers contends in a recent court filing.