Politics

Longtime Democratic official to lead California watchdog

By – Associated Press – Friday, June 22, 2018 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California has selected a former high-ranking Democratic Party official to lead the state’s campaign finance watchdog agency. was named chair Friday of the California Fair Political Practices Commission. She will make $152,000 a year. ’s appointment comes amid internal turmoil at the agency that polices campaign finance […]

Border Patrol: Heroin seized at New Mexico checkpoint

By – Associated Press – Friday, June 22, 2018 ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) – The U.S. Border Patrol says its agents have seized more than $1 million in heroin at an immigration checkpoint in New Mexico. The agency says authorities conducting an inspection at the checkpoint on New Mexico Highway 70 found the drugs Thursday in a black Honda that was […]

Possible migrant site minutes from former internment camp

Possible migrant site minutes from former internment camp

By HANNAH GRABENSTEIN – Associated Press – Friday, June 22, 2018 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Nearly 75 years after federal officials shuttered a Japanese-American internment camp in , Arkansas, the Trump administration is examining a site about 2 miles away as a potential temporary shelter for immigrant children. The Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday that the […]

The Latest: NV Sen. says new immigration policy outrageous

The Latest: NV Sen. says new immigration policy outrageous

By – Associated Press – Friday, June 22, 2018 RENO, Nev. (AP) – The Latest on Nevada progressives urging a national school law enforcement group to withdraw its invitation to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to speak at a conference in Reno next week (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto says the Trump administration’s executive order intended […]

Israel thrives with border wall, strong defense

Israel thrives with border wall, strong defense

By – – Thursday, June 21, 2018 ANALYSIS/OPINION: My last trip to Israel was during the 2014 war with Hamas in Gaza. At that time, the sirens wailed by the hour as Palestinian terrorists launched rocket after rocket over the border into Israel proper. Even Tel Aviv was not immune. Of course, the Iron Dome defense system worked splendidly and […]

Border agents rescue migrant from top of train in New Mexico

By – Associated Press – Friday, June 22, 2018 ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) – U.S. Border Patrol agents say they rescued an immigrant who was stuck on top of a moving train in southern New Mexico. Agency officials say agents on Thursday morning saw a man atop an oncoming train in Alamogordo making hand gestures indicating he was in distress. The […]

The Latest: Kansas: Group homes meet immigrant kids‘ needs

By – Associated Press – Friday, June 22, 2018 TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – The Latest on unaccompanied immigrant children being housed in group homes in northeast Kansas (all times local): 7 p.m. Kansas’ child welfare agency has concluded after an inspection that immigrant children housed in Topeka group homes are “having their needs met.” Spokeswoman Taylor Forrest issued an email […]