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EPA approves California rules phasing out diesel trucks

Mar. 31, 2023 16:49 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Biden administration cleared the way Friday for California's plan to phase out a wide range of diesel-powered trucks, part of the state's efforts to drastically cut planet-warming emissions and improve air quality in heavy-traffic areas like ports along the coast. ...

Calif., 3 other states join bid to block JetBlue-Spirit deal

Mar. 31, 2023 15:43 PM EDT

California and three other states have joined a federal lawsuit aimed at blocking JetBlue's $3.8 billion purchase of Spirit Airlines, which is scheduled for trial this fall. New Jersey, Maryland and North Carolina also joined in an updated version of the complaint that was filed...

EPA approves California plan to phase out sale of diesel-powered trucks starting in 2024; other states likely to follow

Mar. 31, 2023 11:45 AM EDT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — EPA approves California plan to phase out sale of diesel-powered trucks starting in 2024; other states likely to follow.

San Diego County supervisor to resign after assault lawsuit

Mar. 31, 2023 00:40 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A powerful San Diego County supervisor said he will resign amid accusations that he sexually assaulted a government employee, completing a swift and shocking fall for a decorated Marine combat veteran whose star rose with his Democratic Party’s ascendancy in the nation’s...

Yurok Tribe, fishing groups sue over water delivery to farms

Mar. 30, 2023 22:20 PM EDT

KLAMATH, Calif. (AP) — A northern California tribe is pressing the federal government to stop water deliveries for farming in southern Oregon and northern California unless a federal agency can show it's met all legal requirements for endangered species, including salmon and killer whales. ...

House GOP approves broad bill to 'unleash' American energy

Mar. 30, 2023 21:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Thursday approved a sprawling energy package that seeks to undo virtually all of President Joe Biden's agenda to address climate change. The legislation would sharply increase domestic production of oil, natural gas and coal, and ease...

California cuts short commercial Dungeness crab season

Mar. 30, 2023 20:44 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California will cut short the commercial Dungeness crab season to protect humpback whales from becoming entangled in trap and buoy lines, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Thursday. Commercial fishing will end on April 15 from the Mendocino...

California's Newsom starts tour to boost red-state Democrats

Mar. 30, 2023 19:56 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom dropped $10 million on a new political action committee Thursday, pledging to boost Democrats in the reddest of red states ahead of the 2024 election and what could be a future run for president. Newsom launched the Campaign...

Police union employee charged with importing illegal opioids

Mar. 30, 2023 18:43 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The office manager for a Northern California police union allegedly imported illegal synthetic opioids from India and other countries and at least once used her work computer and address and the union's UPS account to ship the drugs within the country, federal prosecutors...

How California reparations proposals could become law

Mar. 30, 2023 18:35 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Reparations for Black residents in California will move to the state Legislature once a first-in-the-nation task force submits its recommendations and findings by July 1. But the task force will not propose a cash restitution amount for individuals,...