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The bill that can put President Trump’s border wall in jeopardy

Juan Fernandez, Staff Writer
May 16, 2017
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Councilman Gil Cedillo said that he plans to introduce a bill this Friday at the Los Angeles city council meeting that would require the names of the companies bidding to make President Donald Trump’s Mexican border wall be seen by the public. As Cedillo’s office released a statement as to why the bill ...

LA resolution makes public schools sanctuaries from ICE

Danielle Anzures, Staff Writer
May 16, 2017
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The Los Angeles Unified school board, also known as the LAUSD, passed a resolution May 9 to make campuses more safe for immigrant students and their families against deportation or detainment by ICE agents. The resolution, proposed by board members Monica Garcia and Ref Rodriguez, comes shortly after ...

New presidential executive orders

Diego Crespo, Editor- in- Chief
May 16, 2017
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Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announced two executive orders from President Donald Trump Thursday morning, May 11. Sanders brought up the Homeland Security Advisor, Tom Bossert, to present the executive order, now known as the Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastru...

Montebello city council violates state law by meeting in closed session with chief of police

Malena Lopez, Staff Writer
May 16, 2017
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Montebello residents worry about the closed meeting that involved Police Chief Kevin McClure, legal councilman Nikki Moore, City Attorney Arnold Alvarez- Glasman and Councilman Bill Molinari. While city council members met in a closed session meeting, it is believed that they violated the state la...

Sally Yates Testifies Before Congress, Reveals Timeline of Flynn Firing

Xavier Alatorre, Staff Writer
May 16, 2017
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Former Acting-Attorney General Sally Yates testified before the Senate last Monday, May 8. In her testimony, she claimed she alerted the White House earlier this year that former national security adviser Michael Flynn could be "essentially blackmailed by the Russians." "We believed that Gen. Flynn was compromis...

Trump to Comey: You’re Fired

Corbin Boone, Staff Writer
May 16, 2017
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President Trump decided to Fire James Comey, the head director of the FBI Tuesday, May 9. The President gave his reasoned that Comey was being dishonest and showing a disregard for the bureau when handling Hillary Clinton’s private email server during the U.S. presidential election. Many political com...

Sheckler Foundation gives back to the community

Alex Rodriguez, Staff Writer
May 16, 2017
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As the Sheckler foundation commenced, there were dozens of amatuer skateboarders gliding across the skate rink, as well as professional skateboarders like Ryan Decenzo, Alex Midler among many more that attended and supported the Skate For a Cause event; orchestrated by professional skateboarder Ryan ...

Nun arrested for helping priest rape deaf children

Melena Lopez, Staff Writer
May 16, 2017
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42-year-old Roman Catholic nun, Kosaka Kumiko, has been arrested and charged for helping priests sexually abuse children with hearing disabilities, and for physically abusing the children at Lujan de Cuyo in Argentina. Nun in handcuffs as she was escorted by police to court hearing. The case was...

Grand Jury Issued Subpoenas in FBI Russia Investigation

Lisa Garcia, Staff Writer
May 16, 2017
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Grand Jury subpoenas have been issued to associates of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn seeking business records, as part of the on going probe of Russian meddling in last year’s election, according to federal prosecutors. CNN learned of the subpoenas hours before President Donald Trump f...

Los Angeles population grows to 4 million people

Corbin Boone, Staff Writer
May 16, 2017
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The population of Los Angeles has been increasing for decades, and is now estimated to be over 4 million people. The city’s population hit this mark once it had a population surplus of 42,470 people from 2016 to 2017, according to the Los Angeles Times. This makes the overall California population...

Clashes between soldiers and gasoline smugglers leave 10 dead in Mexico

Danielle Anzures, Staff Writer
May 16, 2017
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Clashes between Mexican troops and gasoline smugglers leave at least 10 people dead, including four soldiers, in Puebla state, said Mexican officials May 4. The incidents took place May 3 between Mexican law enforcement authorities and fuel smugglers known as huachicoleros. The clashes occurred in the...

Puppy Stress Therapy at Rio

Nicole Garcia, Staff Writer
May 16, 2017
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Puppy Therapy returned to Rio Hondo for another semester of fun in the sun with students in the lower quad, all thanks to Associated Student Senator Kiara Rolon of Student Success. The last month of school can be very chaotic for people who are reaching the end of their journey here at Rio Hondo or ...

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