The Bay Area Rapid Transit system transports nearly 400,000 passengers on an average weekday. It’s the nation’s fifth-largest rail system, with 104-miles of track stretching from the far reaches of the Bay Area’s eastern suburbs to San Francisco International Airport, south of the city.
This is Stone Mountain, and it’s become part of a heated national debate about Confederate flags and monuments, an issue that flared anew last month after a young man with suspected white supremacist leanings allegedly murdered nine black churchgoers in Charleston, SC.
President Obama last week (July 13) commuted the sentences of 46 inmates in federal prison, all of whom were serving time for non-violent drug offenses, mostly related to cocaine trafficking.
Greece is in the middle of a debt crisis. The government is running out of cash and doesn’t have enough to pay back what it owes.
The majority of products we purchase — from cars to clothing, computers to smartphones, even lots of foods — are manufactured (or grown) through a vast global production process.
Wildfire season is upon us, as California and other bone dry western states brace for what is all but guaranteed to be another flammable summer.
A Supreme Court decision last month made clear that housing discrimination continues to be a serious civil rights issue.
Welcome back to fire season. Oh how we missed ye! The National Interagency Fire Center is once again predicting above normal wildfire activity this season across large swaths of California and Arizona. Risk is also high throughout Washington, Oregon and the northern half of Idaho.
Large stretches of California’s Central Valley are sinking fast, and it’s no mystery what the culprit is: groundwater pumping. Groundwater accounts for about 60 percent of the state’s water supply in dry years, with most of that used by agriculture, according to the state Department of Water Resources.
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