Archive for February 20th, 2020

Whiteout Conditions Lead To 140-Vehicle Pileup Near Montreal

US & World | | February 20 2020, 7:40 PM

The crash spread out over nearly two-thirds of a mile. According to police, two people were killed and 29 were injured.

Forever 21 Filed For Bankruptcy But Will Live On With New Owners

https://scpr.org/archive | | February 20 2020, 1:40 PM

Three companies have announced that they are acquiring the retailer aimed at teens and young people, and plan to continue to operate its U.S. and international stores.

North Korea Claims Zero Coronavirus Cases, But Experts Are Skeptical

US & World | | February 20 2020, 10:40 AM

Pyongyang says it has mobilized to fight for its "national survival." Experts say North Korea's track record of fighting epidemics does not bode well for its handling of the coronavirus outbreak.

California Lawmakers Expected To Apologize For U.S. Internment Of Japanese Americans

US & World | | February 20 2020, 9:40 AM

The bill's sponsor says he was "disturbed by the striking parallels" between the treatment of Japanese-Americans during World War II and current U.S. immigration policy.

Coronavirus Is Contagious, But Kids Seem Less Vulnerable So Far

https://scpr.org/archive | | February 20 2020, 5:00 AM

A small study from China finds infected babies have only mild symptoms. And a study of pregnant women who were infected with the virus evaluates whether it can be passed on to their babies.

White House Appoints Outspoken Ambassador As New Acting Head Of Intelligence

https://scpr.org/archive | | February 20 2020, 4:20 AM

Richard Grenell, the vocal and frequently controversial U.S. envoy in Berlin, replaces another acting director. Grenell, a Trump loyalist, has no background in intelligence.

Human Trafficking Survivor Settles Lawsuit Against Motel Where She Was Held Captive

US & World | | February 20 2020, 4:00 AM

Lisa Ricchio recently settled a first-of-its-kind lawsuit under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. She sued the motel where she was held captive, accusing it of turning a blind eye to her abuse.

'Basically... A Slumlord:' Los Angeles DA Candidates Respond to Our Landlord Investigation

https://scpr.org/archive | | February 20 2020, 7:47 AM

Challengers in the L.A. County District Attorney race are calling for greater scrutiny into the business practices of the real estate and property management empire that was the subject of a KPCC/LAist investigation published last week.

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The Denkmann Report: City Council Races, Bloomberg Pays Californians To Post About Him, Vote Centers Set To Open And More

| February 20 2020, 9:32 AM

California’s primary is rapidly approaching. Each week, Larry is checking in with KPCC politics reporter Libby Denkmann as she follows all things voting in SoCal.

Dem Candidates Come Out Swinging During Las Vegas Debate. How Does The Rhetoric Sit With Voters?

| February 20 2020, 9:26 AM

Six Democratic candidates took the stage during Wednesday night’s debate in Las Vegas. Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who’s spent more than $300 million of his own money on ads, only qualified just days before the debate.

Should Nurse Practitioners Be Given More Autonomy?

| February 20 2020, 9:22 AM

In an effort to address California’s dire physician shortage, legislation that is working its way through the state legislature would allow nurse practitioners who receive special training and certification to practice on their own and without needing the agreement that is currently required from a supervising physician that outlines what kind of care and treatment the NP can provide.

Driving While Black In The Pre-Civil Rights Era

| February 20 2020, 9:18 AM

America was forever changed by the automobile. With the production of affordable cars in the early 20th century, people could travel the country on their own time.

2020: Dem Candidates’ Campaigning Strategies In Nevada And Beyond, Post Debate

| February 20 2020, 9:05 AM

From the opening bell, Democrats savaged New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg and raised pointed questions about Bernie Sanders’ take-no-prisoners politics during a contentious debate Wednesday night that threatened to further muddy the party’s urgent quest to defeat President Donald Trump.

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