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U.S. Congress

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  • Around Town: Let's think about our veterans

    Memorial Day is almost here and what a long strange ride 2014 has been. The Senate committee hearing testimony of Eric Shinseki, the secretary of Veterans Affairs, has concluded. Shinseki was called in after CNN investigated the 40 preventable deaths at...
  • A diplomatic call for comfort women

    A diplomatic call for comfort women
    Rep. Adam Schiff urged the country’s top diplomat this week to press Japanese political leaders to formally recognize women used as sex slaves by the Imperial Army during World War II. The Burbank Democrat, along with two of his Congressional...
  • Schiff: House Appropriations Committee OKs earthquake early-warning system

    The U.S. House Appropriations Committee voted on Tuesday to include $5 million in the Interior and Environment Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2015 for an earthquake early-warning system. It’s the first time Congress has ever provided...
  • 818 Roundup: Male suspects dressed as women allegedly steal baby formula; Burbank midyear crime stats show property crime up, violent crime down

    818 Roundup: Male suspects dressed as women allegedly steal baby formula; Burbank midyear crime stats show property crime up, violent crime down
    Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Wednesday, July 16. Weather for today is expected to reach a high of 80 degrees and a low of 65, with patchy fog forecasted throughout the day. Your top regional news: - The U.S. House Appropriations Committee voted...
  • Accounting of confiscated Turkish churches sought

    Armenian community leaders in Glendale and Burbank are cheering this week as a congressional bill that calls for an accounting of confiscated Christian churches, monasteries, and other religious properties in Turkey and their eventual return to their...
  • Community: Remembering Vietnam War veterans

    Community: Remembering Vietnam War veterans
    The Don Jose Verdugo chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has installed a display about the Vietnam War at the Glendale Central Library to honor men and women who served and the families of those who did not return, including prisoners of...
  • 818 Roundup: Congress attempts to change marine life captivity rules, self-defense classes in Glendale resume

    818 Roundup: Congress attempts to change marine life captivity rules, self-defense classes in Glendale resume
    Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Friday, June 13. Weather for the Glendale area is expected to reach a high of 78 degrees and a low of 60 degrees. Your top news stories today:  - In a bipartisan decision Thursday, U.S. Congress took a step to...
  • Around Town: VA needs to be held accountable

    A week ago Wednesday, the Veterans Administration Inspector General issued an interim report stating that 1,700 veterans who sought treatment at the Phoenix VA were victims of the scandal. The names of the vets had been erased from the official waiting...
  • Around Town: Younger generation will soon take charge

    A baby is born. A teen graduates from high school. A parent retires. A grandparent dies. There are generational shifts that occur every day. Then there are shifts that occur once a decade, when the balance of power shifts from one generation to another....
  • L.A. Times editorial: France considers Armenian genocide bill

    L.A. Times editorial: France considers Armenian genocide bill
    The killing of more than a million Armenians by Ottoman Turks in 1915 was an act of genocide. The Holocaust was a fact. Yet Americans are free to deny the reality of either — or make outlandish assertions of all kinds — without facing...
  • Adam Schiff to face six contenders in primary election

    Adam Schiff to face six contenders in primary election
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) is facing six opponents to represent the redrawn 28th Congressional District, but they will have to overcome incredible odds and funding disadvantages to mount a serious challenge to the long-time congressman. Schiff raised...
  • Legislators look to quiet helicopter noise

    State Assemblyman Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles) introduced a resolution last week urging the U.S. Congress to pass legislation that would reduce helicopter noise over L.A. County neighborhoods. The Los Angeles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act,...