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January 12, 2019 9:35 PM California town launches ‘Goat Fund Me’ to prevent wildfires

NEVADA CITY, CALIF.—The threat of catastrophic wildfires has driven a California town to launch a “Goat Fund Me” campaign to bring herds of goats to city-owned land to help clear brush. Nevada City in the Sierra Nevada began the online crowdsourcing campaign last month with the goal of raising $30,000 for the project. The campaign’s website explains 12

January 11, 2019 9:03 PM Jury decides to strip Mongols biker gang of trademark logo

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Federal prosecutors say a California jury has decided the Mongols motorcycle gang should be stripped of its trademarked logo. Jurors in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana on Friday found that the government could seize control of the group’s trademark. The jury previously found the Mongol Nation, the entity that owns the image of a Mongol 12

January 11, 2019 7:38 PM The Latest: Judge: Women could lose birth control under rule

A U.S. judge in California says new rules by the Trump administration would result in a substantial number of women losing birth control coverage. Judge Haywood Gilliam made the comment Friday during a hearing in Oakland to decide whether to block the rules. The changes set to go into effect on Monday would allow more employers to opt out of providing 8

January 11, 2019 3:56 PM The Latest: California officer shot was rising star

Officials say a 22-year-old police officer who was killed in Northern California while investigating a three-car crash was the daughter of a retired sheriff’s deputy and a rising star at the David Police Department. Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona was shot after responding alone to a traffic accident shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday in the city west of Sacramento 10

January 10, 2019 9:14 PM Montana lawmaker proposes to give $8M to build border wall

HELENA, Mont. - A Republican lawmaker in Montana is proposing to give more than $8 million to help build President Donald Trump’s proposed wall on the Mexican border, while South Dakota senators voted Thursday to endorse the president’s plans. As Trump travelled to the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday to make his case for $5.7 billion to build the wall in the government 8

January 10, 2019 9:03 PM California governor offers $144B budget, sees big surplus

He wants to invest $500 million in infrastructure to provide more childcare and $750 million for kindergarten programs. And he’s calling for boosting a tax credit for the working poor by a total of more than a half-billion dollars. Saying California is “not playing small ball,” Newsom is also seeking more than $1 billion to combat the most populous state’s 9

January 10, 2019 8:32 PM Nevada’s Reid calls Trump ‘amoral,’ wants a Romney 2020 run

LAS VEGAS - Former Nevada Sen. Harry Reid said Thursday that he thinks President Donald Trump has no conscience and said he’d like to see Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney challenge Trump in 2020 for the GOP nomination for president. “I’ve had dealings with the man,” Reid said of Trump. “I think he’s amoral. I don’t think he has a conscience.” Reid, the 79-year-old 8

January 10, 2019 8:29 PM The Latest: Lawmakers react to new governor’s first budget

Newsom will work with the Legislature over the next six months to finalize the budget. Surpluses often change between the governor’s January budget presentation and the final budget due in June. Gov. Gavin Newsom says California is “not playing small ball” as he seeks more than $1 billion to combat the most populous state’s homeless problem by encouraging 5

January 8, 2019 11:52 PM U.S. House Democrats, making guns a priority, unveil a background check bill

WASHINGTON—Emboldened House Democrats, seeking a politically charged debate on gun control, unveiled legislation Tuesday to expand background checks to nearly all firearms purchases, a move timed to mark the eighth anniversary of the mass shooting in Arizona that nearly killed former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. By introducing the measure less than one week after 11

January 8, 2019 4:50 PM New Gold shares climb on operating results that met revised guidance

Production for the year at the two mines, plus the now-shut Cerro San Pedro mine, came in at 315,483 ounces to fall within its revised guidance of between 275,000 and 330,000 ounces. The company announced the sale of its Mesquite gold mine in California for US$158 million last September. The company revised down expected production for its Rainy River 10