Local Politics

Jan
14
Protecting Homes From The Next Climate Firestorm

Protecting Homes From The Next Climate Firestorm

Improved wildfire building codes are protecting homes in California, and could soon come to Colorado.
Jan
12
Big Oil's California Connection

Big Oil's California Connection

State insurance commissioner Ricardo Lara has taken campaign money and gifts from fossil fuel interests and “done almost nothing” to address climate change.
Dec
13
Worker Protection Bill Blocked Before Tornado Disaster

Worker Protection Bill Blocked Before Tornado Disaster

Lawmakers and corporate lobbyists stymied legislation to protect employees’ jobs when they flee an unsafe workplace.
Dec
13
Hochul Kills Hope For Utility Consumer Advocate

Hochul Kills Hope For Utility Consumer Advocate

New York remains one of the few states left without an independent office to fight for ratepayers’ rights.
Dec
01
“It’s Time To Get Back To The Office”

“It’s Time To Get Back To The Office”

Facing a primary challenger and courting real estate interests, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is pushing to end remote work.
Nov
29
“Everyone Gets Rich... Except The People Who Put Money In.”

“Everyone Gets Rich... Except The People Who Put Money In.”

Ohio retirees and whistleblowers are on the verge of exposing how hedge funds and private equity firms are abusing workers’ retirement savings.
Nov
04
“Trump Zombie Sale” Threatens Montana National Forest

“Trump Zombie Sale” Threatens Montana National Forest

The Biden administration is continuing a forest-clearing plan that endangers old-growth trees and grizzly habitat.
Nov
02
California Dems Waver On Rejecting Special Interest Cash

California Dems Waver On Rejecting Special Interest Cash

California Democratic party leaders delayed a vote on banning donations from police and fossil fuel interests.
Oct
21
Black Community Group Fights Redevelopment Of South LA Community Hub

Black Community Group Fights Redevelopment Of South LA Community Hub

A developer known for building high-end housing has bought the iconic Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, sparking fears of unwanted gentrification.
Sep
23
“It’s Going To Spill”

“It’s Going To Spill”

On the ground with water protectors fighting the construction of the Line 3 tar sands pipeline in Minnesota.