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Potential Impacts of the Government Shutdown, Three Weeks in

Homeowners potentially losing financial assistance from the federal government after their homes were destroyed during historic wildfires, fewer Transportation Safety Administration agents on duty at Los Angeles International Airport and a national park closing down temporarily are some of the after-effects brought on by the longest federal government shutdown on record....
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2018 in Review: National Politics

2018 saw a blue wave that swept through the House of Representatives, a historic number of women elected to Congress, end-of-the-year stock market volatility, a government shutdown and a controversial detention policy at the U.S.-Mexico border that erupted in an international scandal, among other milestones and unforgettable images, quotes and events....
The aftermath of the devastating Woolsey fire; Credit: Ted Soqui

2018 in Review: State and Local Politics

Democratic congressional blowouts in Orange County, the rise of women to elected office in historic numbers, a drop in homelessness in Los Angeles and devastating wildfires that ravaged and destroyed hillside communities were some of the biggest stories in Los Angeles and the Golden State in 2018....
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Los Angeles City Attorney Files Injunctions Against E-Cigarette Companies

Last week Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer filed injunctions against three e-cigarette companies: Los Angeles–based VapeCo and its parent company, NEwhere Inc.; and Kandypens Inc. The lawsuit alleges the companies failed to take necessary legal steps to ensure minors do not purchase vaping products on their websites....