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Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Set to be canonized while Pope Francis is in Washington this week, Junipero Serra and his vision for a series of missions were instrumental in creating the Golden State as we know it.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
It has been a record year for wildfires in California, and officials are warning that the end is not yet in sight. NPR checks in on the fires burning in Northern California and the Sierra Nevada.
Monday, September 14, 2015
Thousands of acres continue to burn in Northern California, devouring homes, threatening geothermal plants and leaving scores of evacuated residents unsure whether or not they will return to their homes. Firefighters say they have never seen wildfires behave in this way. At least one person has been confirmed dead, others are unaccounted for.
Monday, September 14, 2015
Two wildfires have swept across 100,000 acres in Northern California, prompting evacuations and an emergency declaration by Gov. Jerry Brown. Fire officials have confirmed at least one death.
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
A research group at Syracuse University has determined that Immigration and Customs Enforcement is decreasing its practice of asking local police to hold detained immigrants.
Thursday, September 03, 2015
A new study from the Migration Policy Institute shows a slowdown in apprehensions at the U.S. border, thanks in part to increased efforts by Mexico.
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Latinos are a big part of the shift of the Catholic Church's strength from the Northeast to the West and South. NPR speaks to Latino Catholics in California about the Pope's upcoming visit.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
A study by the Migration Policy Institute finds that entry by unauthorized immigrants continues to decline, and about half are nabbed by U.S. authorities at least once.
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Two murders in California are stoking debate about undocumented immigrants and how state and local authorities cooperate — or don't — with federal officials.
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Unaccompanied minors surged across the U.S. southern border last year, fleeing violence in Central America. This year the Obama administration hopes to forestall a new wave with a quiet new program.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
The draft report by outside law enforcement experts says the agency needs more internal affairs investigators. It also calls for more transparency in investigations, especially shootings by agents.
Friday, June 12, 2015
Since the unaccompanied minors crisis last year, the Obama administration is walking a fine line. With a backlog in the courts, many immigrants remain detained with an uncertain future.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
The publisher of Allen Ginsberg's iconic poem "Howl" has three books coming out this year and is also working on a novel. Looking back, he says, "Everything was better than it is when you're old."
Monday, June 08, 2015
The case centered on a law requiring residents to keep handguns under lock and key or to use trigger locks when not carrying their weapons. Another measure bans the sale of hollow-point bullets.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Several Yemeni-American men report being stranded temporarily in Yemen after the U.S. seized their passports. They say the government accused them of fraud and forced them to sign false confessions.
Monday, May 11, 2015
A federal judge is expected to rule on whether it is constitutional to hold women and children from Central America, who are seeking asylum in the U.S., in detention centers.
Friday, May 08, 2015
The San Francisco district attorney has identified 3,000 criminal cases that could be compromised by a growing scandal involving racist and otherwise offensive text messages sent by police officers.
Thursday, May 07, 2015
A surge from Asia and a decline in new arrivals from Mexico change the outlook for U.S. demographics.
Friday, May 01, 2015
Lawmakers want to prohibit police officers from viewing video from their body cameras before they write their reports. It's part of an effort to bring more transparency to policing.
Friday, April 17, 2015
A New Orleans federal appeals court case may determine whether the president can implement his immigration plan before his term is up.