After Positive COVID-19 Test, Trump's Swing Through Southern California Likely On Hold

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President Trump arrives to speak at the 47th annual "March for Life" in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 24, 2020. He is the first U.S. president to address, in person, the country's biggest annual gathering of anti-abortion campaigners. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images)

After Positive COVID-19 Test, Trump's Swing Through Southern California Likely On Hold

News that President Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19 is expected to end a swing through Southern California that had been planned for next week. This diagnosis has been confirmed this morning by White House doctors.
Guest: Jessica Levinson, Loyola Law School professor

Republicans Are No Longer a Third Party in California

For the first time in over two years, more California voters are registered as Republican than no-party-preference, or independent voters. The GOP’s recent gains have done little to chip away at the huge registration advantage still held by California Democrats.
Reporter: Guy Marzorati, KQED

Newsom Plans to Increase Already Historic Spending for Battling Wildfires

Governor Gavin Newsom says he plans to dedicate more state resources for wildfire prevention in next year’s budget. Newsom made the announcement Thursday while touring the damaged areas of Santa Rosa where the Glass Fires have been burning.

Hotel and Hospitality Workers Disappointed After Newsom Vetoes Labor Protection Bill

Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill this week that would have provided extensive new labor protections for laid-off employees during the pandemic.
Reporter: Tara Atrian, KCRW

Why Some Civil Rights Groups Oppose Proposition to End Cash Bail in California

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California voters are being asked whether the state should end cash bail. Some progressive civil rights groups are siding with the bail industry and law enforcement to bail in place.
Reporter: Marisa Lagos, KQED