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By Josh Richman
Rep. Barbara Lee and an Obama Administration official praised an East Bay green-jobs training program this morning as a hotbed of California’s future economy.
By Mark Matthews
Green jobs are the promise of a great many politicians including those in the Obama administration, but there are an increasing number of reports from non-partisan researchers that question the existence of those jobs. ABC7 raised that issue with Obama's Assistant Secretary of Employment and Training Jane Oates.
By Katy Murphy
OAKLAND — The Oakland Museum of California, after its much-anticipated $62.2 million renovation, re-opened to the public Saturday morning, beginning 31 consecutive hours of events — an acknowledgment of California's place as the 31st state.
By Josh Richman
Posted: 04/30/2010 04:12:12 PM PDT
Updated: 04/30/2010 07:38:00 PM PDT
OAKLAND — The health care reform package signed last month might not have everything progressives wanted, but it's a good foundation on which to build, Rep. Barbara Lee told local residents and community leaders Friday.
Laura W. MurphyDirector ACLU Washington Legislative Office
Today, a memorial service was held for civil rights pioneer Dorothy Height
Thursday, April 29, 2010
By Fred Lucas, Staff Writer
April 28, 2010 | Kitty Felde | KPCC
Folks on Capitol Hill say Arizona’s new law requiring proof of citizenship papers is clear proof that the federal government needs to do something about immigration. That “something” means very different things to different members of Congress.
By: Kasie Hunt
April 28, 2010 03:10 PM EDT
Black lawmakers are comparing Arizona’s tough immigration law to Jim Crow laws and apartheid South Africa, arguing that the federal government needs to step in with comprehensive immigration reform.
Time is running out for Congress to approve a billion-and-a-half dollars for a summer jobs program for young people. One Californian in the House says the Senate should put aside deficit concerns and act now.
The House already passed its summer jobs program. Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Lee of Oakland says now it’s up to the Senate.
By the CNN Wire Staff
Washington (CNN) -- Dorothy Height, a leading civil rights pioneer of the 1960s, died Tuesday at age 98, Howard University Hospital confirmed.
Height died at 3:41 a.m., said hospital spokesman Ron Harris. No cause of death was given.