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Time Running Short, Showdown Looms Over Border Aid Package

WASHINGTON — A House-passed $4.5 billion emergency border aid package faces a dim future in the GOP-held Senate, the chamber's top Republican said Wednesday, as pressure builds to wrap up the measure before the government runs out of money to care for thousand...
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Trump Will Sign Bill, Then Declare Border Emergency

WASHINGTON — Congress steamed toward lopsided approval of a border security compromise Thursday night that would avert a second painful government shutdown but ignite a major new confrontation — this time over President Donald Trump's plan to bypass lawmakers ...

Fresno’s 911 System Has an Emergency Situation

Fresno has an emergency. Calling 911 isn’t the solution, but rather the problem itself. Nearly 1,000 calls a day come into Fresno’s 911 system. There are not enough dispatchers to handle them, leading to pot...
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Gov. Brown Declares Emergency As California Burns

Fire stoked by hot and windy weather raged through a forest in far northern California on Thursday. In mountain communities east of Los Angeles, calmer conditions aided firefighters on the lines of a suspected arson wildfire that forced thousands of people ...

Fresno Keeps Close Eye on California’s Hepatitis Emergency

A deadly outbreak of hepatitis A in California has prompted Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency to better respond to the disease. So far, the outbreak has killed 19 people in San Diego and sickened close to 600 across the state. The governor’s ...