CA Sen. Gaines Urges Congress To Help Victims Of ISIS

SACRAMENTO–In response to the persecution individuals are facing in territories controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) today introduced Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 14 that urges the United States Congress to act swiftly in providing these individuals with much-needed humanitarian relief. “We cannot sit by and let […]

Remains Of Soldier Missing From Korean War Identified

WASHINGTON–The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) says today that the remains of a serviceman, missing from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Army Sgt. Joseph M. Snock Jr. of Apollo, Pennsylvania, will be buried July 6, in Arlington National Cemetery. […]

CHP To Increase Enforcement For Fourth Of July Weekend

SACRAMENTO–Californians love to celebrate the Fourth of July with family, friends, food, and fireworks. All too often these celebrations and festivities turn tragic when someone decides to drink and drive a vehicle. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) wants you to have a safe and enjoyable Independence Day weekend, but also wants you to make safe […]

Nearly 700 Homeless Veterans Expected To Benefit From Prop. 41 Grants

SACRAMENTO–Nearly 700 low-income and homeless Veterans and their families will benefit from affordable housing opportunities announced today by three state agencies. Seventeen projects throughout California will receive funding through Proposition 41 and the Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Program (VHHP). “With cities statewide pushing to meet the national goal of ending Veteran’s homelessness, this funding […]

Gov. Brown Signs Bill To Protect Marine Life From Poaching‏

SACRAMENTO–Legislation authored by State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to more effectively enforce restrictions in the state’s Marine Protected Areas was signed into law by Governor Brown today. The bill received overwhelming bipartisan support in both the Assembly and Senate and AB 298 is the second bill by Gonzalez to be signed into law so […]

Feds Seize Counterfeit NHL, Chicago Blackhawks Merchandise

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CHICAGO–U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) seized $181,215 worth of counterfeit National Hockey League (NHL) gear and other merchandise in Chicago and Tampa surrounding the 2015 Stanley Cup Final and during Thursday’s Chicago Blackhawks victory celebration. The enforcement initiative, dubbed Operation Team Player, resulted in the seizure of 4,376 items, including […]

Former American Samoa Government Official Convicted For Wire Fraud, Bribery

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WASHINGTON–A former American Samoa government official was sentenced today to 22 months in prison and ordered to pay $260,000 in restitution for her convictions for wire fraud and bribery. Evelyn Langford, 49, of Copperas Cove, Texas pleaded guilty on March 20 to one count of wire fraud and one count of bribery.  According to the […]

U.S. Requires Arizona, New Mexico Plant Owners To Reduce Emissions At Navajo Nation Four Corners Power Plant

WASHINGTON–Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced a federal Clean Air Act settlement with several Arizona and New Mexico-based utility companies to install pollution control technology to reduce harmful air pollution from the Four Corners Power Plant located on the Navajo Nation near Shiprock, New Mexico. The settlement requires […]

CA Assembly Approves SB 277 Vaccine Bill

SACRAMENTO–Senate Bill 277, legislation to eliminate California’s personal belief exemption for vaccines and protect students at school who are unable to be vaccinated against vaccine-preventable conditions, was passed by the full Assembly today on a bipartisan  46-30 vote. California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) served as the Assembly Principal Co-Author and Floor Manager for […]

Majority Southern White Churches Believe Confederate Flag and Christianity Are Equal

COLUMBIA, SC - JANUARY 21:  Dr. John Cobin of Greenville, South Carolina displays signs in support of displaying the Confederate flag at a Martin Luther King Day rally January 21, 2008 in Columbia, South Carolina.  Cobin is a member of the League of the South, a Southern nationalist organization.  All three major Democratic candidates for President spoke to a large crowd on the state house grounds.  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

By Danny R. Johnson CHARLESTON, SC – Judging from this past Sunday’s cable and network news shows such as Face the Nation, Meet The Press, Fox News Sunday, CBS Sunday Morning, ABC This Week, and CNN, one point was made very clear: Prominent Republican politicians these days do not want to talk about the Confederate […]