Judge blasts ‘mitigation’ that would imperil both orca and salmon
A federal judge has rejected the National Marine Fisheries Service's "mitigation" for allowing continued "maximum" commercial harvests of the endangered Chinook salmon the imperiled Southern Resident killer whales need to survive — among the mitigations, that the agency will figure out better mitigations before the orcas go extinct.
High court denies Coinbase effort to pause user suits
The Supreme Court denied an effort to halt lawsuits against cryptocurrency giant Coinbase on Wednesday.
Walgreens’ negligence contributed to flood of opioids in San Francisco, judge rules
Retail pharmacy giant Walgreens “substantially contributed” to San Francisco’s opioid crisis by ignoring red flags and continuing to fill prescriptions for drugs that later flooded the city’s streets, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
Retrial begins for two men accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan governor
A new trial for two of the men accused of plotting to kidnap Democratic Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer began with opening statements Wednesday following a mistrial in April.
Newsom picks Justice Patricia Guerrero to lead California high court
Just months after being sworn in as the first Latina on the California Supreme Court, Justice Patricia Guerrero has made history again with Governor Gavin Newsom announcing Wednesday that he chose Guerrero as the next chief justice.
Liz Cheney, unrepentant underdog in Wyoming primary
Representative Liz Cheney faces an uphill battle to retain her congressional seat in Wyoming’s Aug. 16 primary election. While her role on the special committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection likely plays a part, her opposition to former President Trump might not be the only factor.
California looks at millionaire tax to pay for clean vehicles and wildfire prevention
California lawmakers on Wednesday stared down a controversial measure aimed at taxing millionaires to fund greenhouse gas emission reduction programs, meet electric vehicle usage goals and beef up wildfire fighting resources.
Zelenskyy talks tough, vows to end war with recapture of Crimea
In his latest tough video message to Ukrainians, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy vowed to keep the war going until his country has reoccupied Crimea, the peninsula in the Black Sea that's played a pivotal role in Russia's military history.
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