Stories for May 9, 2008
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has ordered CAL FIRE to increase staffing for what's predicted to be a nasty wildfire season. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.
Long-term research shows drug use is actually down among young people nationwide. The topic is back in the spotlight after this week bust at San Diego State University. KPBS Reporter Andrew Phelps has more.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says California must increase tax incentives to movie and television studios as a way to keep them from moving their productions out of state.
California is mobilizing its firefighters as the summer wildfire threat escalates. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is asking the CAL FIRE agency to prepare now for potential wildfires.
A large drug bust at San Diego State University that garnered national headlines has drawn praise and protests this week. Also, the County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to lease three firefighting airplanes for this coming fire season. And, is Barack Obama the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee following a primary victory in North Carolina, and a narrow defeat in Indiana?
Republican State Senator Jeff Denham says it's a big weight off his shoulders that the Senate Democratic Leader is dropping the campaign to recall him from office.
As state lawmakers head into budget season, Republicans are pushing a few ideas they say will streamline government processes.
The state's plan to expand prisons is facing another lawsuit. The group called "Californians United for a Responsible Budget" is challenging the state's authority to finance prison projects using "lease revenue bonds". Those do not have to be approved by voters.