State Agency Snubs Governor's Green Initiative

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Governor Gavin Newsom at an event in 2013 (Deborah Svoboda/KQED)

LA Expunges Marijuana Records
Recreational marijuana sales and use have been legal in California for a while now, but a lot of people have old marijuana convictions on their criminal records. In Los Angeles, relief is coming for them.
Reporter: Sharon McNary, KPCC

State Agency Snubs Governor's Green Initiative
In Sacramento, the non-partisan Legislative Analyst’s Office advises elected officials on policy and whether proposals make fiscal sense. That office is recommending that an ambitious billion dollar green loan fund proposed by Governor Gavin Newsom be rejected.
Reporter: Kevin Stark, KQED

California is Safe From Drought...For Now
In a weekly report, the US Drought Monitor said nearly ten percent of California is now designated as being in a moderate drought. However, meteorologists say we don't have to worry about severe drought just yet.
Reporter: Angela Corral, KQED

LAPD Collects but Doesn't Protect License Plate Data
California's law enforcement agencies are falling short when it comes to protecting data gathered from automated license plate readers. That's according to a new report from the state's auditor.
Reporter: Tiffany Camhi, KQED

Sen. Kamala Harris Calls for Stephen Miller's Resignation
Senator Kamala Harris introduced a resolution with colleagues on Thursday calling for President Trump’s advisor Stephen Miller to resign immediately.The resolution condemns Miller for quote “trafficking” in bigotry and hatred, and says he discredits the White House.
Reporter: Farida Jhabvala Romero, KQED

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ACLU Fights Trumps Shifting Border Wall Funds
The ACLU will ask a federal judge in Oakland to block the Trump administration from diverting billions of dollars from defense funding to build 177 miles of wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Reporter: Tyche Hendricks, KQED

Pluto's Beating Heart
Pluto got dumped from its status as a planet a few years ago and is now called a “dwarf” planet. However, despite suffering rejection, this planet has heart — a big heart-shaped region known as Tombaugh Regio. Science reporter Danielle Venton tells listeners all about what this region does for the planet.
Reporter: Danielle Venton, KQED