California AG Sues Federal EPA Over Regulation Relaxation
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is once again suing the federal Environmental Protection Agency.... this time for saying they'll suspend enforcement of some environmental requirements during the coronavirus pandemic.
Reporter: Kate Wolffe, KQED
COVID-19 Hits State Women's Prison
The state Department of Corrections has announced a new COVID-19 outbreak at a women's prison in San Bernardino County. The California Institution for Women has tested at least 400 inmates since last Friday, and positive cases are increasing there.
Pharmacies Get Green Light to Test for COVID-19
Soon it might be as easy as stopping at a local pharmacy to find out if you have the coronavirus. The new state guidance allows tests that tell you if you have the virus or you had it in the past.
Reporter: Lesley McClurg, KQED Science
State Attempts to Test Workers and Residents of All Nursing Homes
California officials say it will take more time to test all workers and patients for coronavirus at over 1200 nursing homes statewide. They’re looking at what three counties -- LA, San Francisco and Alameda -- already are doing to inform it.
Reporter: Molly Peterson, KQED Science
State Task Force Weighs Costs of School Reopening
A state task force is working on what it will take to reopen schools safely, but it will be up to individual districts to decide when to reopen. That’s according to State Superintendent of Schools Tony Thurmond.
Reporter: Julia McEvoy, KQED
What's Next for California's Budget?
The Governor’s revised budget proposal comes out today, and one thing is sure: California's coffers have seen better days. KQED Politics reporter Katie Orr joins Lily Jamali to explain where things stand and what can be expected.
Reporter: Katie Orr, KQED Politics
One Doctor's Experience Helping Members of the Navajo Nation
The Navajo Nation in the southwestern U.S. currently has the second highest per-capita infection rate after New York state. The illness is taking a devastating toll on the community, where access to water and multi-generational housing are helping the virus spread.
Guest: Aylin Ulku, UCSF volunteer physician
Trump Administration Looks To Continue Pandemic-Policy of Sending Back Migrants
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf toured the San Diego/Tijuana border from a Coast Guard helicopter yesterday. That’s at the same time that the Trump administration is looking to extend indefinitely its restrictive border policies that were put in place during the pandemic.
Reporter: Max Rivlin-Nadler, KPBS
Coronavirus Complicates A Ban on Cashless Restaurants
Businesses in California are taking new precautions to mitigate the spread of coronavirus. Some are no longer accepting cash. However, a bill at the state Capitol, introduced in February, would ban this practice.
Reporter: Scott Rodd, CapRadio
Republican Mike Garcia Projected to Win 25th District
The AP now projects Republican Mike Garcia will defeat Democrat Christy Smith, flipping back a seat Democrats won during the 2018 midterms. Garcia and Smith will be on the ballot again in November, facing off for a full two-year term to represent the Simi, Santa Clarita, and Antelope Valleys in Congress.
Reporter: Guy Marzorati, KQED