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County takes new approach to dealing with deputy shootings

LOS ANGELES — The county Board of Supervisors voted July 9 to have mental health personnel take the lead in reaching out to the families of individuals who are shot by sheriff’s deputies or die in jail, in the face of community complaints about a perceived lack of respect and transparency from sheriff’s officials. Supervisors Read More…

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High court blocks census citizenship question

LOS ANGELES — Southland elected officials and immigration-rights activists hailed a U.S. Supreme Court ruling June 27 that blocked a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. “This ruling is a victory for an accurate, comprehensive and complete census count,” Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Los Angeles, said. “[President Donald] Trump is eager to silence the voices of Read More…

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L.A. DIGEST: Radio show to discuss ride share practices

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President and Pacifica Radio Hutchinson Report host Earl Ofari Hutchinson will host an on-air radio townhall “The Battle Over the Future of Lyft and Uber” on the Hutchinson Report Townhall of the Air on Lyft and Uber’s labor and corporate practices June 29 at 9 a.m. on Read More…