| Sep 5, 2014
| 12:20 PM
WASHINGTON Congress is returning to plenty of unfinished California business. Then, it will soon depart again, leaving most of the Golden State goals still unmet.
One California lawmaker hoped this 113th Congress would authorize grants for an Altamont...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 2:50 PM
WASHINGTON Seventeen California cities and counties urged Congress on Tuesday to complete drought legislation that's hung up in secret negotiations.
The municipal resolutions passed in recent weeks by small towns like Dos Palos and counties like Kern and...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 11:50 AM
WASHINGTON Secret negotiations over a California water bill are nearing a make-or-break moment, after a long, dry summer that has tested some political alliances.
The state's Democratic senators are struggling to balance sympathy for Central Valley...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 12:50 PM
WASHINGTON Two veteran California lawmakers are at loggerheads over how to expand Yosemite National Park.
A House Republican and House Democrat now have competing bills folding nearly 1,600 acres in Mariposa County into the park's boundaries. They...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 6:17 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown must be saved from himself, says the next state Senate leader. He needs to be talked out of starting the bullet train in the Central Valley boonies.
"I don't think it makes sense to lay down track in the middle of nowhere," asserts Sen....
| Apr 8, 2014
| 6:36 PM
WASHINGTON – For Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, the attack on a Syrian town that is home to descendants of the Armenian genocide was a painful reminder of the past.
"I can’t help but think, 'Here we are again,'" said Eshoo, whose grandparents...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 9:14 PM
FIREBAUGH, Calif. — Standing Friday afternoon on cracked, parched earth where melons would usually grow, President Obama brought both a message of aid and an ominous warning to drought-stricken California as he outlined more than $160 million in...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 2:45 PM
WASHINGTON — For years, they have sought to heal what they call a lingering wound from the Vietnam War era.
Hmong veterans — who fought in the CIA-backed secret war in Laos in the 1960s and '70s — have tried to obtain the right to be...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 10:58 PM
WASHINGTON — Beleaguered and outnumbered, California Republicans think they may have found a crucial ally — drought.
Up and down the state's increasingly dry Central Valley, Republicans have pounded away at the argument that Democratic...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:29 PM
WASHINGTON — Seven California Democrats broke with the majority of their party and President Obama on Friday to support Republican-sponsored legislation that would allow insurance companies to continue to offer health plans next year even if they...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:43 PM
WASHINGTON -- When it comes to the question of whether lawmakers should accept their pay during the federal government shutdown, California’s congressional delegation is, as usual, divided.
Some Democrats and Republicans are forgoing their...