california http://kunm.org en California City Defies State and Federal Immigration Laws http://kunm.org/post/california-city-defies-state-and-federal-immigration-laws <p>Ever since Arizona&#39;s controversial S-B-10-70 became law last year, other states and cities have tried to follow its example. But as Ruxandra Guidi reports for the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>, few cities have defied both state <em>and</em> federal immigration laws like the city of Escondido, California.</p> Wed, 07 Dec 2011 16:51:16 +0000 Ruxandra Guidi 5114 at http://kunm.org California City Defies State and Federal Immigration Laws Wildfire Programs Could See Cuts Under Senate Proposal http://kunm.org/post/wildfire-programs-could-see-cuts-under-senate-proposal-0 <p>There&#39;s a proposal in a U.S. Senate committee to cut funding for a program which helps reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires in places like New Mexico, California, Arizona, and Texas. Ruxandra Guidi reports from the&nbsp;<a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>.</p> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 23:10:20 +0000 Ruxandra Guidi 4677 at http://kunm.org Wildfire Programs Could See Cuts Under Senate Proposal Western Foodbanks See More Demand, Fewer Donations http://kunm.org/post/western-foodbanks-see-more-demand-fewer-donations <p>The number of people who need help buying food has risen more than 20 percent for southwestern states including New Mexico, Arizona, California, and Nevada. That&rsquo;s according to the most recent statistics from the U-S Census Bureau.</p><p>As Laurel Morales reports from the&nbsp;<a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a> it&rsquo;s putting a heavy burden on food&nbsp;<span style="display: none">&nbsp;</span>banks.</p> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 23:03:49 +0000 4674 at http://kunm.org Western Foodbanks See More Demand, Fewer Donations California Janitors Link Immigration to Occupy Wall Street Movement http://kunm.org/post/california-janitors-link-immigration-occupy-wall-street-movement <p>More than a hundred janitors and their supporters sought briefly to occupy the plaza in front of the federal building in downtown San Diego on Thursday. &nbsp;Jill Replogle reports from the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 21 Nov 2011 16:43:45 +0000 Jill Replogle 4347 at http://kunm.org California Janitors Link Immigration to Occupy Wall Street Movement Brown Signs Two Bills Into Law To Benefit Undocumented Immigrants http://kunm.org/post/brown-signs-two-bills-law-benefit-undocumented-immigrants <p>Over the weekend, California Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills important to undocumented immigrants. The bills are also expected to impact the state&#39;s economy. From our <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>, Ruxandra Guidi has our story.</p> Wed, 12 Oct 2011 15:31:57 +0000 Ruxandra Guidi 2397 at http://kunm.org Brown Signs Two Bills Into Law To Benefit Undocumented Immigrants Solar Firm Misses Fed Loan Backing http://kunm.org/post/solar-firm-misses-fed-loan-backing <p><span class="article-content"><span>Arizona manufacturer First Solar will not get a 1-point-5 billion dollar federal loan guarantee to back a large energy project in California. As Peter O&#39;Dowd reports for the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>, the company says it missed a deadline to finalize the deal.</span></span></p><p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Oct 2011 16:26:24 +0000 2204 at http://kunm.org Solar Firm Misses Fed Loan Backing Pace Picks Up for Renewable Energy Jobs in CA http://kunm.org/post/pace-picks-renewable-energy-jobs-ca <p><span class="article-content"><span>Green jobs are coming to Imperial Valley. At least that&#39;s what local leaders and renewable energy executives have been saying for the past several years. Many projects have experienced delays, and the jobs have been trickling in very slowly. But now the pace is picking up. <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a> correspondent Jill Replogle reports that may be because the deadline for California utilities to get 20 percent of their power from renewable sources is getting closer.</span></span></p><p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Oct 2011 16:15:44 +0000 Jill Replogle 2199 at http://kunm.org Pace Picks Up for Renewable Energy Jobs in CA Navajo Nation Tries to Stop Snow Making With Recycled Waste Water in AZ http://kunm.org/post/navajo-nation-tries-stop-snow-making-recycled-waste-water-az <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d380cbaef1b-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d380cbaef1b-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d380cbaef1b-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kunm/local-kunm-987169.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p> The Navajo Nation makes a last-ditch effort to stop recycled waste water from being used to make snow on the San Francisco Peaks north of Flagstaff.</p> Wed, 21 Sep 2011 23:32:20 +0000 2026 at http://kunm.org Navajo Nation Tries to Stop Snow Making With Recycled Waste Water in AZ