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Amy Coney Barrett Confirmed to Supreme Court in 52–48 Senate Vote

Amy Coney Barrett Confirmed to Supreme Court in 52–48 Senate Vote

BY JANITA KAN Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed by the Senate late Oct. 26 handing President Donald Trump another judicial victory ahead of the Nov. 3 election. The full Senate, who worked through a rare weekend session, voted 52–48 largely along party lines to confirm Barrett as an associate justice on the Supreme Court. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) […]

California Teacher Threatens to Kick Student out of Virtual Class Over Pro-Trump Flag

California Teacher Threatens to Kick Student out of Virtual Class Over Pro-Trump Flag

BY GQ PAN A high school student in Colusa, California, said his teacher threatened to remove him from a virtual classroom for displaying a “Trump 2020” flag pinned to his bedroom wall. The student’s mother told CBS Sacramento that her 16-year-old son was attending an online class for Colusa High School from his bedroom where the pro-Trump flag is displayed on the […]

LAPD Officer Attacked Inside Police Station: Officials

LAPD Officer Attacked Inside Police Station: Officials

BY JACK PHILLIPS A suspect was in custody Saturday night after a Los Angeles police officer was injured in an attack at the department’s Harbor Station in San Pedro, California, officials said. The officer was hit in the head and is expected to survive, the department said. “The officer involved in this incident was transported to a local […]

University of California Must Stop Using SAT, ACT in Admissions, Judge Rules

University of California Must Stop Using SAT, ACT in Admissions, Judge Rules

BY TOM OZIMEK The University of California (UC) system must stop considering SAT or ACT scores in decisions on admissions and financial aid, a judge has ruled, citing pandemic-related difficulties faced by some students in accessing test sites. The decision to mandate a so-called test-blind arrangement, issued Sept. 1 by Alameda Superior Court Judge Brad Seligman, is a victory for […]

Trump Tours Damage From Riots in Kenosha, Promises to Help Businesses Rebuild

Trump Tours Damage From Riots in Kenosha, Promises to Help Businesses Rebuild

BY ZACHARY STIEBER President Donald Trump on Tuesday met with business owners affected by the riots in Kenosha that took place last week in the Wisconsin city, along with law enforcement officials. The president flew to Illinois before being driven across state lines to survey damage inflicted by marauders that began on Aug. 23, hours after the police shooting […]

California Ballot Initiative Targets Dialysis Clinics

California Ballot Initiative Targets Dialysis Clinics

BY CHRIS KARR Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, DeWayne Cox, 57, visits the DaVita Valley Dialysis clinic in Van Nuys, California, where he has excess minerals, such as potassium and phosphorous, extracted from his body. A needle draws his blood, cleanses it through a machine, and then transfers it back into his system. This process of dialysis, […]

Portland Mayor Blames Violence on Small Group, Says City Isn’t a ‘Dark Dystopia’

Portland Mayor Blames Violence on Small Group, Says City Isn’t a ‘Dark Dystopia’

BY ZACHARY STIEBER Portland Mayor and Police Commissioner Ted Wheeler on Wednesday blamed continuing violence on a “a few dozen individuals” who he said are hijacking the city’s proud tradition of protesting. “They’re intent on creating mayhem and attacking and harming people, not just property. That’s a line that we can’t allow our community to cross. Not […]

Oregon Governor Says No National Guard Help for Portland Before Another Riot

Oregon Governor Says No National Guard Help for Portland Before Another Riot

BY ZACHARY STIEBER Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Tuesday she would not send the National Guard to help deal with continued unrest in Portland. Hours later, another riot took place. A group of about 150, many wearing helmets, gas masks, and body armor and carrying shields, descended on City Hall after 9:30 p.m. Some smashed windows and entered the building, including people […]

California Transgender Wellness Bill Raises Questions About Minors

California Transgender Wellness Bill Raises Questions About Minors

BY CHRIS KARR   A new bill proposing a state Transgender Wellness and Equity Fund has become the subject of debate between lawmakers and Californians. The purpose of AB 2218, authored by Assemblyman Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), is to fund grants “to organizations serving people that identify as transgender, gender nonconforming, or intersex (TGI).” Funds would be dedicated […]

Black Lives Matter Activists Behind Assaults in Downtown Portland, Witnesses Say

Black Lives Matter Activists Behind Assaults in Downtown Portland, Witnesses Say

BY ZACHARY STIEBER Black Lives Matter protesters in Portland, Oregon, were involved in assaults on multiple people late on Aug. 16, including a man who was knocked unconscious and rushed to the hospital with serious injuries, according to witnesses. “They were marching around saying it. They said it repeatedly. They were doing this because this is BLM, this is Black […]

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