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  • Massive starfish deaths prompt calls for emergency help

    WASHINGTON With millions of starfish dying all along the West Coast, Washington state Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives say it's time for Congress to intervene and find out why.
  • California lawmaker, researchers look to study impact of rising ocean acid

    WASHINGTON A California congresswoman is pushing for more funding to explore the potential for increasingly acidic oceans to harm sea life and the related fisheries off her coast. Rep. Lois Capps, a Democrat whose district covers all of San Luis Obispo...

    A voting-rights pioneer, Cuban dissidents among State of Union guests

    A voting-rights pioneer, Cuban dissidents among State of Union guests
    A mom who is an immigrant living in the U.S. illegally will be the guest of a California congressman at Tuesday night's State of the Union speech. An Alabama lawmaker invited a 103-year-old voting-rights pioneer, who is portrayed in the movie "Selma,"...

    Chumash have political backer in fight with Santa Barbara County

    Chumash have political backer in fight with Santa Barbara County
    Considering how much money may be at stake, it was inevitable that the increasingly nasty fight between a Santa Barbara Indian tribe and its neighbors over a big parcel of undeveloped land would attract outside interest. Enter Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-...

    Obama signs order banning LGBT discrimination by federal contractors

    President Obama signed an executive order Monday barring federal contractors from discriminating against gay employees and prohibiting discrimination against federal workers who identify as transgender. “In too many states and in too many...